Jean-Claude Poissant

Your member of parliament for

La Prairie

Jean-Claude Poissant

Your member of parliament for

La Prairie


Registration for the digital skills program for young people

The MP for La Prairie, Jean-Claude Poissant, invites organizations to register now for the Digital Skills for Youth (NYC) program that will end on March 31, 2020.

Organizations have until February 7 to register for the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) program.

Eligible organizations are:

– For-profit organizations;

– Not-for-profit organizations, including associations (authorized to enter into agreements and hold property in their own name), community organizations, educational institutions, chambers of commerce, economic development corporations;

– Provincial and territorial governments or municipalities and their agencies;

– Aboriginal governments, band councils and other non-profit groups representing Aboriginal peoples;

– Provincial and territorial Crown corporations.

The executing organization is an independent third party responsible for the execution of the NYC. It will perform the following three tasks and will meet the reporting requirements:

Marketing and Promotion Plan

– The implementing organization will develop and present a marketing and promotion plan that will identify interested employers and solicit the participation of trainees.

Assessment and selection of employers

– The implementing agency will develop and apply evaluation criteria to select employers who will receive trainees. Employers must ensure that each trainee will gain valuable hands-on experience in e-skills;

– The executing agency will liaise with training providers that will enable young people to improve their skills, and promote these services to employers and trainees;

Negotiation and signing of agreements

– The executing agency will develop, negotiate and sign agreements with employers for the administration of payments.

The executing agency will have a network of employers with whom the trainees will undertake internships. These employers will, among other things, demonstrate:

– they are a for-profit or not-for-profit organization with fewer than 100 employees;

– they can offer valuable employment opportunities related to digital activities and skills;

– they have the appropriate administrative support and the necessary capacity to train and mentor participants to enable them to improve and optimize their experience.

To be eligible for the NYC, trainees must meet the following criteria:

– be between 15 and 30 years old at the beginning of the internship;

– have recently (in the two years preceding the beginning of their internship) completed post-secondary studies;

– have legal authorization to work in Canada;

– have Canadian citizenship, permanent residence or refugee status;

– not receiving Employment Insurance benefits during the internship;

– consider themselves to be underemployed, that is, their employment is below their level of education or they are working part-time.

How to apply

– to request the submission of an application package by e-mail, please provide your name and contact information below.

You can find out about this program through this link:

Or make a request on this page: