Wage funding employment programs for ‘green’ jobs available to businesses and organizations
September 17, 2020 By Ground Water Canada
Ottawa – Businesses looking to hire are reminded the Canadian government is helping support the creation of sustainable jobs and training opportunities for Canadian youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in energy, forestry, mining, earth sciences and clean technology.
The funding is part of the $9-billion COVID-19 response for students announced in June.
Organizations will provide 500 “green” job internships, ranging from six to 12 months in length, for youth to gain valuable on-the-job experience and explore careers in the natural resources sectors, National Resources Canada said in a news release. The jobs are now available through four delivery organizations:
- BioTalent Canada
- Colleges and Institutes Canada
- ECO Canada
- Electricity Human Resources Canada
These positions are supported by Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program, part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. They are designed to enhance the employability skills of workers aged 15 to 30 in STEM, increase the number of skilled young Canadians in the workforce and advance Canada’s climate change goals.
Visit the NRCan Green Jobs Program page to apply.
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