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ECO CANADA EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

Connecting environmental employers with fresh talent across Canada

Forging The Next Generation Of Environmental Practitioners

For over 20 years we have been connecting environmental employers and skilled junior talent through employment programs that offer wage subsidies to drive valuable on-the-job work experience and essential skills training.

These programs are very rewarding and lead to amazing advantages including:

  • The ability to stand out in a competitive job market
  • Gaining meaningful work experience and career longevity
  • Building a personal network of professional peers
  • Learn valuable technical and essential soft skills to increase employability
  • The chance to discover new roles and start your career more quickly

Plus, if you are an employer you get to tap into a new talent pool while putting dollars back into your budget!

Explore the Placement Program that Fits Your Needs

Hover over the options below to learn more. Discover if you are eligible and get started.

Co-op Student Placement

Funding for paid work terms for STEAM & Business students

Up to 75% to a maximum of $7,500 to hire students working in environmental fields.

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

Funding has now been fully allocated for the year

Up to 70% to a maximum of $15,000 to hire junior professionals under the age of 31 for full-time permanent environmental positions.
View eligibility criteria and apply - program now full

Youth Employment in Natural Resources

Funding for environmental roles in STEM or Natural Resources

Up to 75% to a maximum of $22,500 to hire junior professionals under the age of 31 for full-time permanent environmental positions.
View eligibility criteria and apply

Digital Skills for Youth

Wage funding for roles related to digital skill development

We'll cover 100% of a candidate's salary up to a maximum of $25,000 for environmental jobs that require digital abilities for placements of 3 months or longer

180,000 Jobs Must Be Filled By Qualified Practitioners by 2028

Our recent labour market research findings indicate that there is a significant gap in employment supply that must be filled in the next eight to ten years. Between baby boomers retiring and the demand for new environmental roles the need for qualified workers is growing rapidly.

Approximately 180,000 jobs must be filled by qualified workers.

This presents an excellent opportunity for emerging professionals to excel within the environmental sector and for employers to consider as they plan their future business strategy. The challenge is that these new professionals face numerous barriers that can prevent them from gaining meaningful employment. Lack of essential soft skill knowledge, demographic factors or career preparedness are major factors in their ability to get hired and advance into mid level roles.

Our employment programs were created to help address this challenge and stimulate skill development, business growth and workforce advancement.

7,500

Jobs Created To Date

+40M

in Funding Distributed

5,487

Organizations Have Participated

What Past Participants are Saying…

Thanks to our funders who make these successes possible!