We offer a 50% wage match to employers hiring youth aged 15-30 into Green Jobs (up to a maximum of $5,712 per youth). A Green Job is one that supports nature-based solutions for a more sustainable planet. Green jobs are typically involved in, but not limited to, jobs in the forest sector, parks, conservation, natural resource management, environmental education, sustainable food systems, climate change, carbon sequestration, species maintenance and recovery, water quality and quantity, and more. See some examples of Green Jobs below.
First Nations, First Nations businesses, and community-serving non-profits are also eligible!
The job must be a new job—the funding must be used to help your organization hire more youth than normal.
The work experience must last between 2-20 weeks (some exceptions apply).
Work experience must take place in Canada.
What employers are saying
I hope that the program is around next summer! I will take full advantage if it is.
Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada
Thank you so much for approving our grant requests. The funds will make a huge difference in helping our organization continue to deliver exceptional environmental education to youth.
Lindsay Bell-Etkin, Evans Lake Forest Education Society
Easy to administer, and terrific for giving students access to paid internships in their field. I also encouraged a number of our collaborators to apply for funding […] so our students really benefited from this.
Sally Krigstin, University of Toronto
We are so happy to have our “green job” employees on board! This funding has been instrumental in allowing us to continue work on our properties this year.
Jennifer Bonsall, Mattagami Region Conservation Authority
Thanks so much for the support! It is safe to say we would not be able to deliver OYEP without the support from PLT/SFI – thank you!