Feds facing scrutiny over unpaid interns

Government has used almost 1,000 unpaid interns since 2008 – but only 22 were hired on
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2015

The federal government is facing uncomfortable questions about its use of unpaid interns — and the miniscule proportion who went on to gain permanent employment afterwards. 


Federal departments have used a reported 961 unpaid interns since 2008, but only 22 of them were hired on after their internship term, according to documents released after questions from NDP MP Laurin Liu.