Wage-Subsidy Program Boosts Green Careers In Canada

Last Updated: 2014/07/21 12:18:04 PM

Program pays environmental employers up to $12,000 to host a young professiona

Environmental work in Canada is getting a boost,with an opportunity for employers to get paid for hiring young professionals throughECO Canada’s International Environmental Youth Corps (IEYC) program.

Eligible Canadian companies can receive up to $12,000 to host a young professional in a full-time, permanent position related to the environment, such as environmental protection, resource management or sustainability.

With the high current rate of youth unemployment and strong skill shortages in the environmental sector, the IEYC program offers a win-win solution for unemployed or underemployed young professionals and employers.

The program has a strong history of success: 90.5% of 2013 IEYC interns secured full-time jobs after their internship term and 95% of 2013 IEYC hostsreported that their intern met or exceeded their expectations.

Key features of the IEYC wage-subsidyprogram include:

  • Up to $12,000 in individual wage-subsidies available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Young professionals can apply to be pre-approved for fundingto assist their job search
  • Internship positions must be full-timeand permanent, with a significant environmental and international component to the role
  • Employer hosts must be Canadian-owned or a Canadian subsidiary; Interns must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
  • Interns must be 30 years of age or younger and unemployed, underemployed or working outside their field of study

Funding is limited, so employers must apply early to qualify for the full wage-subsidy. Apply today at: http://bit.ly/1xzmecP

About ECO Canada:

ECO Canada develops programs that help individuals build meaningful environmental careers, provides employers with resources to find and keep the best environmental practitioners, and informs educators and governments of employment trends to ensure the ongoing prosperity of this growing sector. ECO Canada is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program. For more information please visit: www.eco.ca.


For more information and interview requests, please contact:

Jennifer Schultz

Marketing Coordinator

Ph: (403) 476-1953

Fax: (403) 269-9544

Email: jschultz@eco.ca