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PLT Canada receives $7.8 million to place 1,200 more youth into safe, Green Jobs during COVID-19

September 30, 2020

On September 11, the government of Canada announced that Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) has been awarded $7.8 million under Employment and Social Development (ESDC)’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) to place youth across Canada into an additional 1,200 Green Jobs by March 31, 2021. Thanks to ESDC…

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From Sawmills to the Healthcare Frontline: Using Transferrable Skills for Nursing

September 24, 2020

By Mackenzie Kronemeyer Working weekend nights in a Canfor sawmill and wood pellet plant for the first time while I was in high school gave me confidence that I was cut out for a career in nursing. The night shifts, the teamwork, and the focus on safety at Canfor were…

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Forging a Career Path in the Forest Sector

September 23, 2020

By Paul Robitaille, Director of Indigenous and Youth Relationships As a high school student, I was told I would graduate, earn a university degree, find a career path, and then retire… hopefully young. But coming out of university, I found myself being just another young person with a diploma and…

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Back-to-school COVID-19 blues? Let us help!

September 02, 2020

The new school year is upon us, and teachers, parents, and school districts are wrestling with how to safely bring students back into the classroom. “I don’t know what the structure will be, I don’t know what classes I am teaching, I don’t know how all the normal things like…

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PLT Canada’s Diversity and Inclusion Webinars Are Changing How I Hire Staff

July 02, 2020

By Jim Kurta Working with PLT Canada is changing the face of my company. Hiring youth through PLT Canada’s Green Jobs program has opened up opportunities for me to diversify my staff. The program also offers wage matching, which makes hiring a bright young worker even more attractive. Bringing more…

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