Canada Invests in Green Jobs for Youth
Ottawa: The Government of Canada is building a clean energy future, creating good jobs and supporting workers in the natural resource sectors. This includes new job opportunities for youth, providing them with a strong foundation for their future.
Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced over $44 million to create green jobs and training opportunities for youth aged 15 to 30 in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and other related fields in the energy, forestry, mining, earth sciences and clean technology sectors.
Organizations will provide 1,500 green job placements for youth to gain valuable on-the-job experience and explore careers in the natural resource sectors. Green jobs are now available through 11 delivery organizations:
Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada
United Nations Association in Canada
Electricity Human Resources Canada
Project Learning Tree Canada
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Mining Industry Human Resources Council
Indigenous Clean Energy
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute
The green jobs placements are funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP), part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) to increase the employability skills of young Canadians and invest in building a diverse and inclusive workforce in the natural resource sectors. Creating green jobs ensures that Canada’s natural resource sectors remain a source of opportunity and prosperity as we build a low-carbon future.