Since 2008, the PIP has taken advantage of the break in parliamentary activity caused by federal general elections to give Interns the opportunity to complete placements with Programme sponsors. This year’s sponsor placements ran from September 27 to October 29, allowing the Interns to see how their host organizations were preparing to engage with the government and parliamentarians following the election.

All sponsors at the Silver level and above were eligible to host an intern. As with the MP placements, the Interns interviewed all the sponsors who applied, giving them a unique opportunity to learn about the operations and priorities of the Programme’s stakeholders. The Programme would like to thank the 14 sponsors who applied to host, any of which would have provided an outstanding experience.  


The Parliamentary Interns and the Parliamentary Internship Programme thank all the sponsors who applied for interns this year and, most especially, those hosting interns for placements.  

  • Canadian Media Producers’ Association – intern Élizabeth Bergeron
  • Forest Products Association of Canada – intern Charles Bernard

  • Bombardier – intern Anne Campbell

  • Canadian Automobile Dealers’ Association – intern Harriet Crossfield

  • United Kingdom High Commission – intern Jonathan Ferguson

  • CN – intern Annyse Hawkins

  • CIBC – intern Ryan Jamula

  • Innovative Medicines Canada – intern Angelica Kalubiaka

  • Microsoft Canada – intern Wynn Rederburg


I want to thank the UK High Commission for being such an incredible sponsor and host! Everyone was so welcoming, took time to share their insight, and supported me in making the most of my time there. I had an amazing time learning what international relations looks like firsthand and felt like part of the team. The PIP is incredibly lucky to have our continued friendship with the Commission!

Jonathan Ferguson

Parliamentary Intern, 2021-22

J’ai toujours été fascinée par les sciences et la politique canadienne. Mon stage Médicaments novateurs Canada (MNC) m’a permis d’en apprendre davantage sur ces deux domaines, qui me passionnent depuis toujours. J’ai choisi de faire mon stage à MNC puisque je voulais approfondir mes connaissances sur l’industrie pharmaceutique canadienne. Mon moment le plus fort était lorsque j’ai pu assister aux réunions portant sur les modifications réglementaires apportées au Conseil d’examen du prix des médicaments brevetés (CEPMB). Toutes les discussions m’ont permis de mieux comprendre la dynamique de la relation qui existe entre le gouvernement canadien et les compagnies pharmaceutiques partout au Canada. Je sors de cette expérience avec des connaissances plus aiguisées sur le processus d’approbation des médicaments, l’Agence canadienne des médicaments, la dérogation concernant l’Accord sur les aspects des droits de propriété intellectuelle qui touchent au commerce (ADPIC), et les responsabilités des lobbyistes qui travaillent dans le domaine des sciences

Angelica Kalubiaka

Stagiaire parlementaire 2021-22