Social Enterprise Development Intern (CreateAction Intern)

You are here

Quint Development Corporation is a not-for-profit community economic development (CED) organization whose mission is to enhance the economic and social well being of the Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods. 

Quint is seeking to fill a work experience internship for a six month term. This person will support the development and operation of social-purpose enterprises, cooperatives, and affordable housing projects that create jobs, services and amenities in the community. 


Provide support for existing social enterprises and for the development of new community enterprises. This could involve working on various projects to support:
  • feasibility studies and business plans
  • the development  and/or implementation of marketing and outreach strategies 
  • policy development

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Community Economic Development and the issues of low income communities
  • Relevant post-secondary education and or experience.
  • Good analytical skills, with some ability to develop innovative recommendations
  • Ability to do financial analysis would be an asset 
  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office software especially Word and Excel programs
  • Be able to provide a criminal record check 
CreateAction work experience participants are funded by Service Canada and must meet the following criteria:
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 inclusively at the time of selection 
  • Be a post-secondary college or university graduate 
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
  • Be legally entitled to work in Saskatchewan and Canada 
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and/or territorial legislation and regulations 
  • Be out-of-school 
  • Not be receiving Employment Insurance benefits 
  • Can demonstrate a lack of labour market attachment to field of study (under-employed or unemployed) 
  • Can demonstrate that working in the field of community economic development is a career goal 
  • Has not previously participated in a Career Focus work experience placement 
Quint Development Corporation strives to employ a workforce that is representative of the neighbourhoods in which it operates.  Quint’s priority is to hire staff that live in and have extensive knowledge of the core neighbourhoods of Saskatoon.
Closing date for applying is Monday April 15, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Quint Development Corporation
#205 – 1120 20th Street West, Saskatoon Sk. S7M 0Y8
Telephone: (306) 978-4041 Fax: (306) 683-1957
(Thank you for your interest in this position. We will only contact those applicants who are selected for an interview.)

This position is being offered through the CreateAction Work Experience Program. CreateAction is administered by the Canadian CED Network, with funding provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.


15 Apr 2013
Quint Development Corporation
Saskatoon  Saskatchewan