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Host a Work Experience

Are you working for a company that would like to help build the next generation of skilled professionals? Help someone build a career by hosting a work experience placement. Work experience is an unpaid internship opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and continue their learning journey with a local employer.

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Trades, Information Technology, and Digital Marketing & Communications: Trained talent for ever-changing industries

We have partnered with more than 250 businesses for work experience and job placement. Ranging in size from large corporations to small and medium-sized enterprises, these companies have helped over 900 individuals launch their careers in the trades and technology.

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Participants of Momentum are trained in various micro certifications, hands-on industry learning, and workplace skills.

Hard work and dedication

Our participants want to work. Like many of us, they have faced challenges in life and are ready to overcome these to change their lives and communities for the better. They seek work experience and the opportunity to truly commit to an employer who recognizes their value and contribution to the job. There is no direct cost for employers to benefit from Momentum’s work-ready graduates.


  • Strong or in-demand pre-apprentice skills
  • Technical training from SAIT
  • Training by a respected non-profit organization
  • CSTS, WHMIS, and First Aid certifications
  • Hands-on training with SAIT
  • Mature and reliable
  • Career-minded focus

Information Technology

  • Micro certifications vary and may include:
    • MS 365 Fundamentals certification
    • MS Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals
    • MS Azure Fundamentals
    • AWS Cloud Practitioner certification
    • Application of AWS Core Services in computing, storage, and networking, PCEP™
    • Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer
  • Workplace skills training including communication, work ethic, teamwork, problem-solving, and resiliency
  • Motivated and skilled
  • Career-minded focus

Digital Marketing & Communications

  • Print Design
  • Content and Copywriting
  • Community Engagement
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media Analytics & Reporting
  • Event Planning
  • Advertising Coordination
  • Program Coordination
  • Client Communications
  • Editorial Assistance
  • Donor Comms & Grant writing
  • Human Relations
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Hands-on training with SAIT
  • "AJ has been really, really great to work with. He checks all of the boxes that we look for in a team member."

    Mark Tang

    LAN Solutions Corp
  • "We enjoyed working with Jones. He completes all his assigned tasks excellently, on time and has a very positive attitude to learning and working!"

    Lawal Shakiru

    Technology Helps
  • "The program has allowed us to find candidates that fit our company needs and also for them to see their future technical career."

    Jacky Tai

    IT Real Simple
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Our Work Experience Partners

We work with businesses in the community to provide program participants with the on-the-job experience they need to enhance their skills and build their careers.

Partner with Momentum

Momentum has almost 30 years of experience working with employers to change our participants lives.

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Community investment

When you host a work placement for a Momentum participant, you are helping make one individual’s life better. You are also creating greater sustainability for families and communities.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Momentum welcomes participants from all backgrounds, birthplaces, and gender identities. You will not only benefit from their professional skillset, but also their diverse viewpoints and experience. At Momentum, we embrace the diversity of our community and we look forward to helping our partners do the same.

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Other Employer Partnership Opportunities

There are many opportunities to support our participants such as advisory boards, offering labour market insights, hosting industry talks, and conducting mock interviews! We would love to hear from you.