Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Career Focus Program


The Career Focus Program within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will help create 80 agricultural internships for graduates across Canada. Each internship will last between a minimum of four months to a maximum of twelve months. 

The program provides $864,000 annually to projects that hire graduates in agriculture, agri-food science and veterinary medicine. 

Each approved project will be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $20,000 in matching funds. Applications are processed through rounds and on a first come, first served basis pending availability of funds.

Special Requirements 

Eligible employers are organizations who can offer projects that will give employees:

  • agriculture career-related work experiences in Canada
  • skills acquisition through mentoring and coaching

These organizations may be from:

  • industry
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • provincial and municipal governments
  • associations
  • boards
  • councils
  • universities

Eligible employees must be:

  • between the ages of 15 and 30
  • unemployed or under-employed
  • have graduated in the last three calendar years from:
    • an agriculture-related program in a university, college or CEGEP or
    • a provincial program focusing on biological, agricultural and veterinary science or applied technology and
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Last updated: October 3, 2016