Digital Skills for Youth

Boost Your Digital Assets | Hire New Talent | Save on Staffing Costs

Now taking applications to be waitlisted for the next round of funding

Applications are now open for funding opportunities

Through this internship program, your business can increase the supply of highly qualified candidates and facilitate their transition to a rapidly changing labour market in the digital economy.

The Digital Skills for Youth program allows you to leverage the knowledge of a tech-savvy, educated youth population to future-proof your business. As a host organization, you give candidates the opportunity to combine their digital skills and knowledge with soft skills such as communication, problem solving, and teamwork.

We will cover 50% of a candidate’s salary up to a maximum of $15,000 for environmental jobs that require digital abilities. Examples of eligible roles include:

  • Cleantech innovation and sustainable technology initiatives.
  • Digital marketers aiming to promote environmental businesses.
  • Developers that create apps or software related to environmental education.
  • GHG specialists in charge of predictive modeling or the analysis of emissions.
  • Drone operators that monitor remote well sites or wildlife corridors.
  • GIS specialists that use software to analyze mapping data or databases that surround environmental monitoring.
  • Analysts and IT specialists working with EHS data.

Host Organizations

This program is designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized companies (under 500 employees).

Placements must be a minimum of 3 months in length. Candidates must meet eligibility criteria (e.g. <30 years old and meet educational requirements).


Interns must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada. They must be unemployed, underemployed or hold part-time employment.


If you are looking for work in areas that require digital skills, you can take our eligibility assessment.

Post-secondary graduates across Canadian provinces are eligible as well as High School graduates in Territories. You must be between 15-30 years of age.

Host Employers:

If you plan to hire, you may be eligible for wage funding if all criteria are met.

Submit an application to get pre-approved (currently accepting applications). It only takes a few minutes. Once this step is complete, and you are notified of pre-approval you can begin your search for the right candidate.

Wage funding is also available through these programs:

Youth Employment in Natural Resources

Invest in skill development, grow your team and reduce expenses

Science Horizons Internship Program

Invest in new talent, grow your team, save on staffing costs.

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