Wage subsidy program supports green careers in Canada

Program pays environmental employers up to $12,000 to host a young professional

June 9, 2014

CALGARY, CANADA — Environmental work in Canada is getting new support, 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.

The program has a strong history of success: 90.5 per cent of 2013 IEYC interns secured full-time jobs after their internship term and 95 per cent of 2013 IEYC hosts reported that their intern met or exceeded their expectations. Check; Kroger Weekly Ad, ALDI Weekly Ad, ALDI Catalogue, IGA Catalogue, Meijer Weekly Ad, Publix Weekly Ad, Coles Catalogue, Supercheap Auto Catalogue, CVS Ad.

Key features of the IEYC wage-subsidy program include:

Funding is limited, so employers must apply early to qualify for the full wage subsidy. Learn more about the IEYC Program > 

About ECO Canada:

ECO Canada trains and certifies environmental professionals. We maintain Canada’s premier online job board and training academy for environmental careers and set the standards for environmental professionals (EPs). All ECO Canada services are responsive to industry demand with insight from ongoing labour market research. Find out more at www.eco.ca.

For more information and interview requests, please contact:

Jennifer Schultz
Marketing Coordinator
Ph: 403-233-0748
Fax: 403-269-9544
Email: media@eco.ca


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