ECO Canada Digital Skills for Youth Subsidy for SMEs to Hire Interns

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About the program

Get funding up to $18 000 to cover up to 80% of the cost of wages & training of an intern’s salary for an environmental job of at least 3 months, requiring digital abilities.

The Digital Skills for Youth Program provides training and funding for young professionals with post-secondary education to help them transition into the workforce and gain experience in the environmental Digital Skills sector. The program helps build a network of peers and mentors.

For employers, this program is designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized companies (under 500 employees). It provides the opportunity to onboard young professionals and create meaningful environmental jobs with a focus on digital skills by removing limitations and challenges of hiring new grads. This program has a special focus on Not-for-Profit organizations.

Who can apply

Youth Participant Requirements
• Participants must be age 30 and under and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status in Canada
• Must be currently unemployed, underemployed, or hold part-time employment

Employer Participant Requirements
• Organizations must be Canadian owned or a Canadian subsidiary
• Small to medium-sized organization (<500) and willing to provide training
• Job must be environmentally-related with a digital component

How to apply

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