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.
The inspiration for our logo is the concept of a kaleidoscope, which symbolizes movement, change, and a diversity of elements that come together in new ways to make something great.
With such a wide array of talent within our paid internship programs, we believe a kaleidoscope’s characteristics are reflective of our value proposition and outlook on our business moving forward.
Our team is made up of diverse, enthusiastic, and results-driven individuals who each play an integral role in Career Edge’s success. Over half of our staff members are current interns or alumni from one of our paid internship program.
Ibiyemi Balogun, CHRP
David Calconi C.D.
J. Urban Joseph
James (Jim) Smith
An internship model 20 years in the making.
In 1996, a group of business leaders from some of Canada’s largest organizations made a commitment to helping young people start their careers after learning that more than 600,000 Canadian graduates were unemployed or under-employed. They founded a private-sector initiative called First Jobs, later changed to Career Edge, which was not only a unique and innovative paid internship program, but also Canada’s first online job posting board.
Career Edge’s founding organizations have since been joined by over 1,000 employers that have launched over 12,000 careers through paid internships.