We need to normalize paying student interns

We need to normalize paying student interns

Photo: Alison Andrade As Canadians, we like to pride ourselves on the notion we’re more progressive than the US will ever be. But while America’s notorious unpaid internships are illegal in Canada, that doesn’t mean they aren’t alive and well within our own borders.

Unpaid student internships are technically illegal, but some provinces allow them when associated with a university or college(link is external) . In these cases, companies will pay students in experience rather than cash.

While the opportunity to work in the “real world” is certainly an invaluable experience, not everyone can afford to work for free, especially as […]

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