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Science Horizons Internship Program

Invest in New Talent | Grow Your Business | Save on Staffing Costs

Funding available for roles that fall within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with a positive environmental impact

Science

Examples of Roles:

Environmental Coordinator, Research Assistant to assess climate change impacts

Technology

Examples of Roles:

Software Designer that creates smart grid technologies, GIS Analyst focused on animal movements in Northern Canada

Engineering

Example of Role:

Design engineer to develop environmental monitoring equipment for greenhouse gases

Mathematics

Example of Role:

Home Energy Modeller to calculate thermal performance of buildings with a goal of recommending and implementing energy efficient options.

We’ve been working with Environment and Climate Change Canada for over 20 years to provide bright young minds the chance to gain valuable work experience with a variety of organizations and industries in Canada that hire environmental positions.

For those employers and candidates who fit the eligibility criteria, up to 50% of salary or wages will be covered for jobs that contribute to economic growth in roles related to climate change, clean technology and environmental sustainability.

Requirements for Candidates:

  • Currently unemployed or underemployed
  • Able to work in a full-time, permanent position within 30 days from application
  • Intend to lead an environmental career in STEM or natural resources
  • Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 2 year diploma or 4 year degree
  • 30 years of age or younger, Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status

Requirements for Host Employers:

  • Offer full-time, permanent position for aged 30 or under candidate
  • Environmentally-related position in STEM
  • Hiring a new employee – not an existing full-time employee
  • Must be Canadian owned, Canadian subsidiary, Municipal or Provincial Government Department
  • Candidate must have graduated from post-secondary institute and is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or has refugee status

I'm an Emerging Professional

Join thousands of emerging environmental professionals who have landed a great job and gained hands-on experience.

Apply to get pre-approval status as an ECO Employment Programs Candidate. Make sure you have:

-Education History

-Current Employment Status

-An Updated Resume

I'm an Employer Looking for Talent

Apply now and soon you will benefit from:
Growing your team’s capacity and productivity
Saving money on overhead expenses

Applying takes only 20 minutes. Unlock to new talent with fresh ideas. Make sure you have:

– Salary information

– Role descriptions

– A professional development training plan

Increasing Capacity In Canada’s Fastest Growing Sector

To date, we’ve facilitated the placement of over 7200 candidates in meaningful careers from small to mid-size businesses, non-profit organizations to municipal/provincial governments. Thanks to all our employers for participating over the years!

Follow these easy steps to apply to get wage funding:

  1. Take the eligibility Quiz and complete the host application to get approved by our employment programs team.
  2. Find a Candidate for the approved position and have them apply.
  3. Employer hosts and approved Candidate become linked and contracts are issued.
  4. Send back contracts to our team and start the position!
  5. Complete reports, webinars and send pay stubs to receive your wage funding.

Youth Employment in Natural Resources

Invest In Skill Development, Grow Your Team, Reduce Expenses.

Employment Program Employer Case Studies

We asked environmental employers what their experience has been in our wage funding programs.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our programs, we're here to help.

Thanks to our funder who makes this program possible: