Putting qualified talent to work.
Eliminating barriers to employment by connecting Canadian employers to job seekers through a paid internship model that effectively lays the foundation for Canada’s future workforce.
Through our proven paid internship model, we break the ‘no experience, no job’ cycle.
Our kaleidoscope symbolizes the greatness created by assembling movement, change, and diversity.
Board of Directors
Michael Lank | Chair
Christine Robinson, M.Ed., CHRP | Vice Chair
James (Jim) Smith | Secretary
In 1996, after learning more than 600,000 Canadian graduates were unemployed or underemployed, business leaders from Canada’s largest organizations made a commitment to helping youth start their careers. They founded First Jobs, a private-sector initiative, later renaming it to Career Edge. Since, the founding organizations have been joined by more than 1,000 employers, launching more than 13,000 careers through paid internships.