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Any female Canadian citizen or permanent resident enrolled in the final year of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program at participating universities across Canada are eligible to apply.

Participating universities include:

• Concordia University – Montreal, QC
• Dalhousie University – Halifax, NS
• École de technologie supérieure – Montreal, QC
• McGill University – Montreal, QC
• McMaster University – Hamilton, ON
    • Contact: Rachelle Ireson  [email protected]
• Polytechnique Montréal – Montreal, QC
• Queens University – Kingston, ON
• Ryerson University – Toronto, ON
• Université de Sherbrooke – Sherbrooke, QC
• University of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON
• University of Toronto – Toronto, ON
• Western University – London, ON

Yes. In 2024, our goal is to address the need for a more level playing field across the Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Security industries with the CILA program.

Fact: Did you know that women have accounted for only 30% of employment growth in STEM since 2010 and still make up less than one-quarter of employment in these occupations?

Together, we can increase the presence of women in STEM and redefine Canadian leadership roles. Let’s have some fun and start the conversation – tell us how you see yourself as a #FutureCanadianLeader.

Candidates will be required to meet certain eligibility and selection criteria including:

• Be female
• Have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in Canada
• Write a 300 word essay outlining their leadership potential
• Supply two references supporting their leadership abilities
• Have a minimum academic standing of 70% (as of their third year)
• Successful interview

Each award recipient will receive $6,000 (after tax) CAD after successfully completing their identified co-op/internship program.

Students can apply directly online through their co-op job board/career portal.

Dates are determined by your co-op/placement program. Please refer to your co-op office for dates that pertain to your program.