ECO Employment Programs

Environmental Employability Pathways Program

The Environmental Employability Pathways (EEP) program is part of the government of Canada’s Youth
Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Program aims to help youth who have faced barriers navigate through the labour market and develop skills to transition into sustained employment successfully.

Navigate the Labour Market and Transition into Sustained Employment

About the Environmental Employability Pathways Program

The Environmental Employability Pathway Program is an employment readiness program which aims to help all youth (age 15 to 30) to navigate through the labour market and to successfully transition into sustained employment.

Small and medium sized businesses can receive up to $12,000 in wage funding for their next hire.

How Does the Environmental Employment Pathways Program Work?


1. Apply Online

Fill out our eligibility assessment and application.

2. Get Approved

Candidates and employers will be informed by email once they are pre-qualified to participate in the program.

3. Recruitment

Candidates and employers are required to find their own placement, ECO Canada can offer helpful resources such as the Job Board (where hosts can post a job and candidates can submit their resume).

4. Secure Funding

Funding is secured once a match is confirmed between the employer and a pre-approved candidate and contract agreements have been signed and returned to us within 15 days of being issued.

5. Receive Funding

This program offers eligible employers 50% wage coverage up to $12,000 of a participant’s salary for a placement in a new full or part-time position. Including a potential of $2,000 for participant supports. Both the employer and candidate must fill out reports throughout the placement for the employer to receive the wage subsidy.

Eligible Employers Receive 50% Wage Coverage Up To $12,000 of a Candidate’s Salary

Breakdown for Youth Candidates

Breakdown for Employers

About ECO Canada

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As the steward for the Canadian Environmental workforce across all industries, ECO Canada offers employment programs that stimulate environmental career pathways, skill development, business growth, workforce support and workforce advancement through wage and training funding.

To date, we have distributed over $176M in wage and training subsidies and helped to fill 16,775 job placements!

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