Environmental Job Funding & Training for Employers

Wage Subsidies to Help You Onboard and Train New Talent

In the next 10 years, the demand for environmental skills and roles will continue to increase. Replacement demand coupled with new investment in clean technologies, sustainability and climate change adoption is requiring Canadian organizations to shift priorities and find talent that can support these important trends.


ECO Employment Programs

For over 20 years, we have been connecting environmental employers and skilled junior talent through wage and training funding programs to drive valuable on-the-job work experience and essential skills development.

Thanks to the support of our funders – Natural Resources Canada, Climate Change Canada, Social Development Canada, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – we can offer you dollars to increase organization capacity and support your business participation in the green economy.

By helping your team with wage and training costs, we make hiring new talent more attractive.

Benefits for Employers:

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Science and Technology Internship

 Up to 80% for wages and training to hire junior professionals in natural resource roles related to Forestry, Mining, Earth Sciences and Energy.

Student Work Placements

Hire Students for short-term roles. Up to 75% of wages to hire emerging practitioners in STEAM and business roles.

Digital Skills for Youth

We cover 50% of wages and training for environmental jobs that require digital abilities such as programming, data analysis and website development.

Science Horizons Youth Internship

 Up to 80% of wages to hire junior professionals for positions in climate change, environmental protection and sustainability.

Growing your teams

We are invested in the future of the Canadian environmental workforce

Therefore, we are invested in every aspect of this program’s success.

From making the initial connection between employers and talent, to conducting in-person visits, and supporting with customized skills training, we are focused on ensuring ECO Employment Programs support the growth of our country’s environmental workforce.

The value of these programs is founded in our commitment to championing the end-to-end careers of Canadian environmental workers. The benefits reach educators, students, new practitioners, environmental professionals, and employers across the country.

Explore Each Funding Stream and Apply Online

Learn more about each of the available wage and training funding streams, your eligibility and get started with your application.


How it Works

As an approved Host Employer, you are committed to the success of the placement, the candidate and the overall growth of qualified environmental workers in Canada. We look forward to working with your team to meet these objectives!

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