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Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project

Company: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Location : Toronto,ON
Job Description


Are you a newcomer to Canada and interested in a career in the environmental sector?

The Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project (NYGEP) is an initiative of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) that supports newcomers aged 18-29 interested in exploring career pathways in ecological restoration, water management, green energy/green building, and environmental education.

What do participants receive?

Professional project placements with a host employer
Transportation subsidies may be available upon completion of program
Job search and corporate culture training
Field trips
Employment coaching
Indigenous learning
Community and networking events and workshops

Visit our program website at trca.ca/nygep to learn more and submit your application.


Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

- Must be 18 to 29 years of age and reside in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
- Interested in learning about careers in the environmental sector
- Must be a newcomer to Canada*

*Must be any of the following:
- A permanent resident of Canada
- Conditionally approved for permanent residence
- A protected person under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
- A convention refugee selected for resettlement in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- A live-in caregiver (temporary foreign worker) who holds or has received approval of a work permit under section 112 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act OR has received initial approval for permanent residence

NYGEP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and helps to support newcomer youth interested in careers in the environmental sector by providing access to field trips, experiential learning opportunities, and job skills training.

Throughout the five-month part-time program, participants will have access to learning opportunities in the following environmental education career pathways:

Ecological restoration
Water management
Green energy/green building
Environmental education

Professional Project Placements:

Participants will be placed with a host employer in one of the four environmental career pathways (see above) for an experiential learning opportunity. The host employer will provide a mentor who will guide a group of participants (per career pathway) through completion of a real-world project.

Job Search & Corporate Culture Training:

Eight half-day workshops in which you will learn about corporate culture and job search skills in the environmental sector. You will prepare your resumé and perfect your interview skills.

Training is delivered one Saturday per week over the first two months of the program.

Dates: September 12, 19 and 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Online Training:

Participants will receive 10 hours of TRCA online training on job search, corporate culture, and communication. Topics include:

Occupational and labour market research
Resumé and cover letter formatting and targeting
Making a good first impression
Interview/presentation skills
Performance management


Participants will attend a networking event with a local environmental meetup group such as Green Drinks Toronto or Blue Drinks Toronto.

These groups provide opportunities for a wide variety of people interested in the environmental and water sectors to meet and share experiences and ideas, including representatives of NGOs, academics, students, and employees from the public and private sectors.

Participants will also recieve community connections, employment coaching, indigenous learning, field trips, and more!

Visit trca.ca/nygep to for more information, to sign up for a webinar, or apply.