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Funding for Employers

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!

Register now to apply for funding

 

Eligibility

  • Green Jobs are considered positions that support nature-based solutions for a more sustainable planet. See some examples of Green Jobs below.
  • 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! 

    Sarah Ambroziak, Outland Youth Employment Program

Registration

You must register as a Green Jobs employer before you can apply for the 50% wage match and start searching for job candidates.

Learn more about the registration process.

Examples of Green Jobs

Silviculture, Forest Conservation and Research

  • Forester
  • Forest fire researcher
  • Forest fuels worker
  • Forest health technician
  • Forest insects technician
  • Forestry planner
  • Forestry researcher
  • Forest reclamation technologist
  • Silviculture technician/supervisor
  • Tree care specialist
  • Urban forester

Forest Products Operations

  • Mill worker
  • Paper technologist
  • Engineer
  • Millwright
  • Mechanic
  • Scaler
  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Communications
  • Technological innovation

Indigenous Forest Based Programs

  • Archaeologist/heritage specialist
  • Indigenous knowledge coordinator
  • Special sites coordinator
  • Traditional plant use technician

Soil Conservation and Research

  • Agrology technologist
  • Environmental monitoring technician
  • Soils surveyor

Jobs within Provincial / Territorial Parks

  • Trail and campground maintenance
  • Community engagement
  • Indigenous relations
  • Field work
  • Parks operations
  • Invasive species management
  • Interpretation
  • Data entry and statistics
  • Administrative support
  • Resource management
  • Visitor services
  • Natural heritage education
  • Reforestation
  • Park accessibility auditor

Recreation and Interpretation

  • Community engagement specialist
  • Forests interpreter
  • Knowledge exchange specialist
  • GIS technician
  • Outdoors educator/facilitator
  • Park interpreter
  • Parks guide
  • Recreation technician/specialist (e.g., facilities development & maintenance)
  • Stewardship youth ranger
  • Trails developers (e.g., biking/hiking/skiing trails)
  • Visual landscape technician

Water Conservation and Research

  • Aquatic environmental technician
  • Fisheries biologist/technician
  • Hydrologists
  • Watershed management technician

Climate Change

  • Climate change researcher
  • Citizen scientist
  • Carbon modeler
  • Climate change educator

Ecosystem and Wildlife Management

  • Biodiversity specialist
  • Conservation biologist
  • Invasive species management
  • Land reclamation technician
  • Native plant specialist
  • Nursery/orchard technician
  • Remediation technician
  • Wildlife biologist/technician

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