June 25, 2019

The Green Jobs program is on a mission to help launch over 2,000 youth in careers in forestry and conservation — making a big difference in their lives and helping to support a sustainable future for everyone.

In 2018, Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), along with the Government of Canada, embarked on a journey to place over 1,600 youth in green jobs across Canada by 2020 — we are well on our way to surpassing this goal.

We have been able to support a wide range of jobs in forestry and conservation thanks to our strong networks across the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Canadian Parks Council. Together, we are working to instill a passion for the outdoors and provide youth with the knowledge, skills and experience to help them pursue rewarding careers in forestry and conservation.

PLT Canada is supporting jobs in ecosystem and wildlife management, forest management, Indigenous forest-based programs, recreation and interpretation, conservation and research, education, and jobs with provincial and territorial parks. PLT Canada achieved gender balance in its job placements and placed over 90 Indigenous youth in outdoor jobs in 2018.

It all adds up to a fun summer full of solid career choices for youth in the great outdoors.

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