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Canadian government offers grant for hiring web-savvy student

Published by Julia Salerno, April 27, 2011.

Are you hoping to grow your small business online but don't think you can afford a webmaster? Well, maybe you can. Industry Canada's Small Business Internship Program will off-set the costs of hiring a web-savvy post-secondary student to help you build web tools, such as interactive social media channels through blogs, podcasts, twitter and Facebook, that you and your clients could benefit from.

Businesses that qualify for the subsidy must have active websites and less than 500 employees. The Program will fund 75 per cent of the wages and benefits involved in a student (under 30 and intending to return to school) working on your web project for 420 hours. The maximum contribution is $10,000 and internships must begin after March 31 and be completed by the following March 31.

If you're interested in hiring a student, the program is administered regionally through a variety of schools and economic development agencies. For a list of participating institutions, click here. For more information on the program, click here. For an application, click here

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