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Recruitment takes place in late winter/early spring for the following September start date. Interested candidates will complete:

  • Application
  • Interview with the Project SEARCH Team
  • Skills assessment participation in structured activities that reflect internship tasks to determine the students’ suitability for the program

Recruitment Timelines


(2024-2025 School Year)

February 20, 2024 Program marketing – Interested students speak to school and Project SEARCH staff regarding candidacy – School staff referral and reference are needed
February 29, 2024 

In-person Information Session (7:00pm)

March 7, 2024

Virtual Information Session (7:00pm)

March 20, 2024

Applications Due

April 4/5, 2024

Student Interviews (TBD) – Student Skills Assessment (TBD)

April 18, 2024 

Offer of Admission

April 26, 2024 

Interns notify Project SEARCH staff of their acceptance of offer

May 6, 2024 

Business Site Allocation

May/June, 2024 

Site Specific Onboarding

September 3, 2024 

Project SEARCH Orientation at Business Site

September 4, 2024 

First Day of the Program


Applications to the Project SEARCH Hamilton program are accepted in the late winter/ spring of each year for September enrolment. Please click on the link below to download and complete an application. Candidates must receive a referral from a staff member at their school.

HWDSB Project SEARCH Application Fillable 2024-25
Following submission of the written application, candidates will be directly contacted by the Project SEARCH team about interview and skills assessment dates and times.
Updated on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.