Wage Subsidy Program For Environmental Students

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Application deadline for Winter 2018 semester is December 22, 2017.

Summer 2018 application intake will begin January 8, 2018!

Host organizations submit your application today to secure your funding.

ECO Canada's new CO-OP Program provides 50% of wage funding for employers who hire environmental students.

As part of Canada's Work-Integrated Learning strategy, we are matching students with employers in the environmental sector to help them on the path to a bright career.

  • Funding for up to 16-weeks of paid student work-terms.
  • Students gain valuable on-the-job experience.
  • Employers increase their resource ability and talent pool.
  • Students: Current university or college students from an environmental program who are studying in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) qualify for our new Co-op Program. ECO will assist in matching students with employers for their work term. Students must also be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have Refugee status. Students on a work permit or visa are not eligible.
  • Employers: ECO will provide up to 50% of a Co-op student’s pay in wage subsidies. Employers must be willing to provide full-time work (5 days per week, 7.5 hrs per day) for a 16-week term duration in an environmental capacity to be eligible for funding.
  • Post-Secondary Institutions: We will be working closely with universities and colleges to help students bridge the school-to-work transition. ECO provides career support services to environmental students and professionals. We’re committed to youth employment in the environmental sector. Post-secondaries will receive support from ECO in marketing Co-op opportunities and placements.

Interested in applying? Complete the form and our team will review your application within 10 business days.

Funding currently available for Winter 2018 placements.

Applications for Spring/Summer 2018 will open in February 2018.

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