Funding Alert: ECO Canada
ECO Canada offers training & wage subsidies for environmental jobs across Canada. As the steward for the Canadian Environmental workforce across all industries, they offer employment programs that stimulate environmental career pathways, skill development, business growth, workforce support and workforce advancement through wage and training funding.
Apprenticeship Service Program
The Apprenticeship Services Program is designed to make it easier for small to medium enterprises to hire first-year Red Seal trade apprentices.
Employers can receive $5,000 when hiring a first-year apprentice; or $10,000 when hiring a self-identified equity deserving first-year apprentice.
Environmental Foreign Talent Development Program
The Environmental Foreign Talent Development Program is meant to help newcomers to Canada find work that matches their experience from abroad.
Eligible employers can receive 75% wage coverage up to $15,000 of a participant’s salary for full-time placements of 3 to 6 months.
Nature-based Climate Solutions Program
The Nature-Based Climate Solutions program provides training and funding for workers leaving the natural resource sector and helps them transition into nature-based solutions employment such as coastal restoration and well reclamation roles.
Eligible employers can receive $4,500 wage subsidy for a 3-month placement full-time or part-time placement.
Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program
The Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program helps employers grow, develop and diversify their environmental talent. The program welcomes any job seeker looking to enter or advance their careers in the clean economy.
Eligible employers can receive up to $18,750 of a candidate’s salary for placement in a new or vacant full or part-time 6 to 12-month position.
Student Work Placement (Co-op)
ECO Canada’s Co-op program partners with post-secondary institutions and aims to help students find work placements within their field of study. Please note students do not need to be registered in their post-secondary’s co-op program to participate.
Eligible employers can receive 50% wage coverage up to $5,000 of a student’s salary for a placement in a new full or part-time 6 to 16 week position with a minimum of 180 hours.
Science Horizons Youth Internship Program
The Science Horizons Program provides training and funding for young professionals with post-secondary education transition or gain experience in the environmental sector, focusing mainly on STEM.
Eligible employers can receive up to 80% wage coverage up to $25,000 of a candidate’s salary for placement in a new full-time 6 to 12 month position.
Environmental Employability Pathways
The Environmental Employability Pathway program aims to help all youth (age 15 to 30) navigate the labour market and help them find a permanent position.
Eligible small and medium-sized businesses receive 50% wage coverage up to $12,000 of a participant’s salary for a placement in a new full or part-time position.
Youth in Natural Resources Program
The Youth in Natural Resources program helps train and fund youth (aged 15 to 30) looking to transition into or gain experience within the natural resources field.
Eligible employers can receive 80% of the candidate’s wages covered up to a maximum of $18,000 for placements of up to 12 months.
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