Green jobs get a boost in Canada

Post by: Jennifer Schultz, ECO Canada

Green jobs in Canada are getting a boost, with an opportunity for employers to get paid for hiring young professionals through ECO Canada’s International Environmental Youth Corps (IEYC) wage-subsidy program.

Eligible Canadian companies can receive up to $12,000 to host a young professional in a full-time, permanent position related to the environment, such as environmental protection, resource management or sustainability.

With the high current rate of youth unemployment and strong skill shortages in the environmental sector, the IEYC program offers a win-win solution for unemployed or underemployed young professionals and employers:

This is not the first year of the program, which has previously seen tremendous success:

Key features of the IEYC internship program include:

Employers: Learn more about the internship program >
Young Professionals: See how to become a pre-approved intern >

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