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We are invested in the future of the Canadian environmental workforce​

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In the last 5 years, ECO Canada has created more than

0 job placements

with 1,671 of these being created this fiscal year. 

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During the peak of the pandemic which saw record levels of funding, we created over

0 placements

in 2021 alone

We’re Proud of Our Results

Supporting Wage Subsidies

We have scaled our capacity and we are delivering almost $40 million in subsidies to placements across the country this year, bringing total federal subsidies released through our program oversight to over $150 million in the last 5 years.

Long-Term Job Creation

Based on our collected data, most (71%) Green Jobs interns from the last 3 funding cycles have extended their contract with the same employers. Also, a smaller (15%) proportion of participants have found work with other organizations or returned to school for advanced studies. This results in a long-term benefit for the recent graduate, the employer, the wage subsidy program, and the Canadian environmental sector.

Satisfied Participants

In past years, 99% of participants indicated they were satisfied with their internship experience. Of those placements that have concluded so far in this current funding cycle, 99% of Green Job interns have responded they were satisfied with their experience in the program.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Across all of our employment programs for the 2021-2022 funding cycle, 52% of participants were female and 28% identified as a visible minority.

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Program Highlights

Youth in Natural Resources

Up to 80% for wages and training to hire junior professionals in natural resource roles related to Forestry, Mining, Earth Sciences and Energy.

Student Work Placements

Hire Students for short-term roles. Up to 50% of wages to hire emerging practitioners in STEAM and business roles.‎ ‎ ‎ 

Digital Skills for Youth

We cover 80% of wages and training for environmental jobs that require digital abilities such as programming, data analysis and website development.

Science Horizons Youth Internship

Up to 80% of wages to hire junior professionals for positions in climate change, environmental protection and sustainability.

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