What is the Canada Comeback Challenge?
The Canada Comeback Challenge creates opportunities for post-secondary students to contribute to Canada’s COVID-19 recovery while gaining valuable work-integrated learning (WIL) experience. Through a fun, skill-building national competition in an entirely online format, student teams will tackle real-world problems facing employers in Canada’s public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Why do we need the Canada Comeback Challenge?
The time is right for students and employers to work together to address the unprecedented transformation brought about by COVID-19. This federally-funded initiative, announced by Prime Minister Trudeau in June as part of a $9 billion support package for post-secondary students and recent graduates, empowers students, links them with employers and increases Canada’s capacity to address the social and economic challenges brought about by the global pandemic.
Do students need a team before they sign up?
No, details on team assignments will be sent to you from your campus lead after you register.
What is the Canada Comeback Challenge
We recognize that students are busy, so we want to make sure you get as much out of this as you give. Here’s what you can expect:
- Access to curated resources for professional and career development, health and wellness, and diversity and inclusion.
- Access to at least $250 of funding per student to ensure you have everything you need to fully participate in the Canada Comeback Challenge.
- Access to virtual mentorship from industry mentors.
Are recent graduates eligible to participate?
Yes. As long as they have graduated since December 2019.
Are international students eligible to participate?
Yes, as long as they are currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution.
How do I gain access to the $250 worth of funding?
Once you have registered, your campus lead will provide you with all the details required to participate. For those programs that will make funding available to participants please reference this Funding Guide for details on how to process your claims.