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Green Jobs in Natural Resources

Application intake is now open for 2021-22. Funding available for 1,500 youth placements

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Supporting youth and employers

Youth play an important role in shaping the future of Canada’s economy. The Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program - Green Jobs provides wage subsidies to eligible employers across Canada to hire and mentor youth in the natural resources sector, including in energy, forestry, mining, earth science, and clean technology. The S&T Internship Program has been part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy since 1997.

NRCan supports youth and employers by working with third-party organizations to:

  • Kick-start careers in the energy, forestry, mining, earth sciences, and clean technology sectors
  • Create quality and inclusive work experiences that improve environmental outcomes in the natural resources sector
  • Build a skilled and diverse workforce
  • Promote equity, diversity and inclusion by targeting 50% participation from employment equity groups

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Results

83% Placements in Clean Technology

53% Employers are small to medium size organizations

63% Youth belong to one or more Employment Equity group

82% Youth find full-time employment
Results are aggregated and based on data collected starting in 2017-2018.

Description – Regional Distribution of Internships Opportunities

The Science and Technology Internship Program helps youth living in urban, rural and remote communities access work experience opportunities in the natural resource sector. From 2017/18 to 2020/21, the program filled 2,454 green jobs across Canada, in every province and territory.

Table 1

Total internships filled by the Science and Technology Internship Program from 2017/18 to 2020/21.

Province/Territory

2017-2021

British Columbia

500

Alberta

364

Saskatchewan

71

Manitoba

62

Ontario

854

Quebec

322

New Brunswick

49

Nova Scotia

100

PEI

18

Newfoundland

26

Yukon

68

Northwest Territories

19

Nunavut

1

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