Science Horizons Internship Program

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

You may qualify for up to $15,000 in wage funding for junior STEM positions if you work in the environmental sector:





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.


“The internship has led to a full-time, permanent position with Relight in addition to access to plenty of EP training and certification courses that will further both my career at Relight and beyond.”

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What Types of Roles are Eligible for Funding?

To be eligible the role must fall within Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, be full-time, permanent and have a positive environmental impact.


  • Research assistant to collect historical data, run models, and assess climate change impacts
  • Environmental coordinator determining and implementing best management practices for sustainable farming
  • Lab technician analyzing water samples from sites to determine the contamination levels.


  • Software designer to create smart grid technologies.
  • GIS analyst focused on animal movements in Northern Canada.


  • Design engineer to develop environmental monitoring equipment for greenhouse gases.
  • Energy Engineer to identify and quantify the opportunity for projects involving Demand Response, efficiency, renewable technologies, management and operating improvements to major energy using equipment.


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

Eligibility Requirements

In order to gain pre-approval status for this employment program, you must meet ALL below requirements:

Program 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
  • Have not previously participated in a federal youth employment program
  • Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 2 year diploma or 4 year degree
  • Not a family member of the employer organization’s senior leaders
  • 30 years of age or younger, Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status
  • Not currently a paid employee at the employer organization

Host Employers

  • 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

Increasing Capacity In Canada’s Fastest Growing Sector

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.

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

How It Works

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    Take the eligibility Quiz and complete the host application to get approved by our employment programs team.

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    Find a Candidate for the approved position and have them apply.

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    Employer hosts and approved Candidate become linked and contracts are issued.

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    Send back contracts to our team and start the position!

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    Complete reports, webinars and send pay stubs to receive your wage funding.

Placements typically last 8-12 months and are intended to lead to permanent employment.

To participate, your candidate start date must be within 30 days of being approved.

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
Unlocking access to new talent with fresh ideas

Applying takes 20 minutes. Make sure you have:

– The salary information

– The role descriptions

– A professional development training plan

I’m an Emerging Professional

Join thousands of emerging environmental professionals who have landed a great job by saying: ‘I come with up to $15K in wage funding for this role if you hire me’

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

-Education History

-Current Employment Status

-Current Resume

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