JEDI partners with host organizations to provide job placements to recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates. IIP participants benefit by gaining on-the-job experience, skills and capabilities in their field of study.


IIP Eligibility

To be eligible for the Program, all participants must hold a post-secondary degree, with preference being given to those with a university degree. The IIP is focused primarily on recent Indigenous graduates who have graduated within the last three years and are currently unemployed or underemployed. The interns must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

A recent graduate looking to apply to IIP should submit an up-to-date resume detailing the individual’s skills and work experience as well as a cover letter explaining why they are interested in the program.

Hosting an IIP

Businesses looking to host an intern should submit the following to JEDI:

• A letter describing the organization’s interest in hosting an intern;

• An orientation plan for the intern;

• A work plan, including anticipated knowledge and skill outcomes for the intern.


Who can host an Indigenous Intern?

In New Brunswick, provincial and federal government departments, agencies, crown corporations, Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs), not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous communities and organizations, and JEDI's industry partners are eligible to apply for IIP funding.

IIP Guidelines

IIP is overseen by the IIP Working Group and coordinated by the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI). The IIP Working Group and JEDI meets at least twice a year to gather information on the progress of the IIP, and provide recommendations and contacts with respect to the program. JEDI is responsible to its funding partners in the federal and provincial government, private and Indigenous sectors.

For more information on IIP, please contact JEDI at 506-444-5650.