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‘Network, network, network’: One youth’s advice after the “Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series

May 10, 2021

Up to 70% of jobs aren’t posted on job boards, according to this CNBC article. Elina Shahmirian’s advice? “Network, network, network,” she said. “Attend conferences, participate in workshops, reach out to professionals on LinkedIn, learn about your field and the different opportunities. Listen to people who are in the position…

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Check out these free Green Jobs events and networking opportunities!

April 30, 2021

These free virtual Green Jobs events hosted by Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the North American Invasive Species Forum will help you build your skills, knowledge, and network! Go to: PLT Canada’s “Starting Off Strong in Your New Green Job” Online Talk The…

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Earth Day activities: Connect kids to nature

April 21, 2021

For Earth Day, take advantage of Canada’s beautiful outdoors with these fun (and free) activities for kids! Whether in your backyard, around the neighbourhood, or indoors, get your kids interested and excited about nature. Here are some steps from PLT Canada for you to get started.

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PLT Canada receives funding to help 1,700 youth aged 15-30 find jobs in the forest and conservation sector

April 16, 2021

On April 16, the government of Canada announced that $12.8 million has been awarded to Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) through a partnership with Parks Canada to support hiring youth into Green Jobs. Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the funding, provided under the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), during…

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“Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series and Career Connections Fair hosts over 500 attendees

April 15, 2021

By making the green sector accessible to everyone, we can build a diverse and resilient Green Jobs workforce of the future. It’s important that we help recruit and inspire the next generation of forest and conservation leaders. About 47,500 forestry workers are predicted to retire between 2020–2028. That’s almost a…

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