ECO Canada's

Employment Programs

Access wage subsidies, a pool of talent, and resources.

Access programs to transition into the eco workforce.

A Proven Track Record

We are invested in the future of the Canadian environmental workforce; therefore, we are invested in every program’s success!

From making the initial connection between employers and talent to conducting in-person visits and supporting with customized training, we are focused on ensuring ECO Employment Programs support the growth of our country’s environmental workforce.

The value of these programs is founded in our commitment to championing the end-to-end careers of Canadian environmental workers. The benefits reach educators, students, new practitioners, environmental professionals, and employers across the country.

Employment Program Overview

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Employer
Programs

Benefits

  • Increase work capacity
  • Access talented youth with new ideas & skills
  • Increase employee retention
  • Reduce staff training costs
  • Strengthen overall business operations
  • Support the growth of new qualified environmental workers
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Since starting the program over 20 years ago Eco Canada has:

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0
Jobs
Secured
$ 0 M+
in Funding
Supported
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Employers

What Host Employers
Say About Us​

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How it Works

  • Once you have submitted your Host employer application through the portal, please allow 10 business days to receive a status update from a regional coordinator. 
  • Once you have been pre-qualified, you will have 30 days from your pre-qualification to secure your own candidate for the position. 
  • Once you have secured a candidate, you will have to get them to apply as a youth candidate under the appropriate program.   
  • Once you can confirm the candidate has successfully submitted the application, you can send us an email providing the participants name and start date so we can match you up in the system. 


After the placement has been matched and contracts have been sent out, please complete the contracts within 15 business days and take note of the report due dates stated on the contracts to complete these in a timely manner.  

If you already have a participant secured, please ensure the intern has completed the candidate portion of the application and indicate the participant’s name in the host application to ensure matching is done immediately after pre-qualification of the hosts application. This also applies to interns that have secured an organization for funding. 

Do you have any questions about the
Employment programs?

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Participant
Programs

Benefits

  • Program provides initial work experience in participants field of study
  • Many secure permanent positions within the organization post program
  • Networking opportunities for establishing lasting connections with organizations beyond reach through exposure to diverse opportunities
  • Funding enables unique opportunities: conferences, external training
  • Participants gain invaluable learning experience
  • Acquire practical, real-world experience by applying learned skills and developing new ones
  • Overcoming financial challenges for participants and employers
  • Enhancing job prospects and positioning for future success

What Participants
Say About Us

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How It Works

  • The first step is to submit an application and to get pre-qualified by a regional coordinator. Please allow 10 business days to receive an update from a regional coordinator. Indicate on your resume that you are pre-qualified for funding. This provides another incentive for the employer to hire you.
  • Once you have been pre-qualified, you will have to secure an Employer and get them to apply as a Host Employer under the appropriate program.
  • Once you can confirm the Employer has successfully submitted the application, they will need to send us an email providing your name and start date so that we can match you up in the system.
  • If your application is pre-qualified, you will need to email us, for us to match you up in the system.


After the placement has been matched and contracts have been sent out, please complete the contracts within 15 business days and take note of the report due dates stated on the contracts to complete these in a timely manner.

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Find Opportunities on Our Job Board

To increase your visibility for pre-qualified employers, upload your resume to our job board. ​

Still Have Questions?

About ECO Canada

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At ECO Canada, we act as the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. From job creation and wage funding, to training and labour market research, we champion the end-to-end career of all environmental professionals.

We aim to promote and drive responsible, sustainable economic growth, while also ensuring that environmental best practices remain a priority. 

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ECO Canada hosts a wide range of training & events.​

Eco Canada offers a range of professional events, workshops, conferences, webinars, and career fairs. These initiatives are dedicated to fostering the growth and development of our environmental community, facilitating valuable networking, skill-building, and career advancement opportunities for our members.

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Explore ECO Canada's live learning options.

Engage in interactive workshops, accessible virtually or in-person, and join webinars led by top experts in Canada, covering a range of subjects from career readiness to technical trends.

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ECO Canada Labour Market Research

With more than two decades of experience, ECO Canada has been extensively analyzing the environmental labor market to identify trends and opportunities within the sector.

Whether you’re a job seeker or a student, rely on our expertise to make informed decisions.

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