Youth Employed in Natural Resources (YNR)

Update June 24, 2020: We have received additional funding! Please note that some of the eligibility criteria have changed. We will be reaching out for additional information on all submitted applications in the coming weeks.

New Eligibility Criteria: Hosts must be hiring for a position that is DIRECTLY connected to one of the four Natural Resource sectors and is aligned to one of the 16 subsectors. We will also be looking for at least 30 applications that have a Climate Change Adaptation initiative or focus.

Natural Resources Sectors that qualify for funding:

  • 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

If this position has a strong tie to wildlife, plants, and species, pollution mitigation, environmental protection or enforcement, or water resources then please consider applying for our Science Horizons Youth Internship funding.

Host Eligibility Assessment 

Employer Eligibility Assessment – Find Out If You Qualify for Funding for your New Junior Professional

ECO Canada, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is pleased to offer wage funding for employers looking to onboard young professionals. This program offers eligible employers up to 75% of salary coverage to create meaningful environmental jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics within natural resources sectors.

Here's how the program works:

  1. Find out if you qualify by filling out the form below
  2. Complete application
  3. Get your approval by our customer support team
  4. Recruit your new hire and have them apply
  5. Our customer support team will finalize the match with your new hire
  6. Start receiving funding installments
Please note: All documents will be produced in the language of your choice in the application. Select the language you will feel at ease with reading contracts and reports. You can switch the language on the upper right side of your application now.
Veuillez noter que la totalité de vos documents suivront la langue de choix de votre candidature. Merci de sélectionner la langue dans laquelle vous serez le plus à l'aise (contrats et rapports) sur le côté droit en haut de votre candidature.
Email address:
Organization Name:
Does you organization follow standard Canadian employment laws and regulations?
Which province are you located in?
Organization Postal Code
My organization anticipates that this position could become permanent in nature.
Is this new position related to the environment or an environmental project?