CASA strongly believes that students should be fairly compensated for their work. Unpaid internships are not a viable option for everyone, and even so, have shown to be less valuable than paid experience and can often be exploitative in nature.
As an organization that has long advocated for fairly compensated internships, CASA celebrated the announcement in Budget 2017 to modernize the Canada Labour Code to eliminate unpaid internships in federally regulated sectors.
About CASA ACAE
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations advocates for better post-secondary education and aims to improve the lives of students. L'Alliance canadienne des associations étudiantes défend les intérêts des étudiant(e)s.