Youth Employment in Natural Resources

Science and Technology Youth Internship program

Funding has been fully allocated and applications are now closed. We are looking forward to updates from those who received this year's funding.

Natural Resources Canada has once again announced funding for youth employment programs for the 2020-2021 fiscal period as part of a commitment for economic recovery and is working with us to create jobs related to STEM in Natural Resources.

Update: Funding is now closed and fully allocated.
We will cover up to 75% of a candidates wages to $22,500 for jobs that require environmental skills and knowledge to produce goods or services  with an environmental benefit within the four sectors below. 

The four sectors in Natural Resources include:

  • Energy – Renewable and Non-Emitting Technologies, Electricity, Transmission and Distribution, Energy Efficiency
  • Forest sector – Forestry and Support Activities, Wood Product Manufacturing, Pulp and Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Minerals/Metals – Junior Mining, Senior Mining, Mining Supply and Services, Mine Reclamation and Closure, Mining Value from Waste
  • Earth Sciences – Environmental Assessment and Environmental Protection, Geology and Geoscience, Natural Hazards, Climate Change Adaptation

Funding is now available for positions in Natural Resources with a focus on Climate Change Adaptation.

You could be eligible for funding up to $30,000 for placements in Northern, Rural or Remote locations and/or to support youth facing barriers looking for work in the Natural Resources sector.

Placements must be a minimum of six months in length and ending by March 31, 2021.

Youth Employment Candidates

If you are looking for work in the natural resources sector you can take our eligibility assessment.

The criteria is determined by our funding partners at Natural Resources Canada.

Host Employers

If you plan to hire you may be eligible for up to $30,000 in wage funding if all criteria are met.

You must provide a full-time paid position in a STEM or Natural Resources role.

Did you Know?

We created 2000+ jobs last year and 90% of interns acquired full-time employment through our Wage Funding program.

We gave $25.1 M in wage subsidies to employers creating career opportunities for new graduates.

Green Job Success Stories

Hear from our past employment program participants about their experiences.

Read our case study of AWES and discover how wage funding benefits both employers and interns in our interview.

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Thanks to our funders who make these successes possible!