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Green Jobs in Natural Resources – Funding available!


Green jobs are the future in a world that is increasingly valuing sustainable practices as part of the transition to a low-carbon economy and the transformation of the natural resource sectors.

To help young Canadians start their career, Natural Resources Canada is investing in green jobs in natural resources through our Science and Technology Internship Program, part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. Additional 2020-21 funding is part of the overall Government of Canada’s COVID-19 response for youth and students as announced on April 22nd, 2020.


Funding for 2020-2021 is now available. Please select a delivery organization to apply:


Before you get started

If you want to be an intern

To be eligible for green jobs, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status, and

If you want to hire an intern

Eligible employers or hiring organizations can be:

  • Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
  • Indigenous organizations and groups, or
  • Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.

Follow a greener path for your career

What are green jobs?

Internship projects considered green jobs include:

  • Jobs that require environmental skills, knowledge, experience or competencies in order to produce products or services that have an environmental benefit (e.g.: architects and land use planners who incorporate sustainability into designs, air quality engineers, and conservation officers);
  • Jobs that may not require specialized environmental skills but result in an environmental benefit, (e.g.: construction or trades workers that apply knowledge of standard construction techniques while completing green projects, manufacturing production workers and companies that produce environmental goods).

What is the Science and Technology Internship Program?

Since 1997, NRCan’s Science and Technology Internship Program has provided opportunities for youth, to gain relevant work experience and skill development in the natural resources sectors related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

The Program contributes to building a diverse, qualified labour pool and delivers internships in areas such as energy efficiency, environmental monitoring, digitally enabling the natural resources sectors, forest management, clean technology development, climate change adaptation and implementation to help transition the natural resources sectors into a sustainable and low-carbon economy.

Program funding encourages employers to hire and train interns in order to invest and build Canada’s workforce of tomorrow. Using a third-party delivery model, STIP is able to support youth across Canada, while promoting diversity by targeting 50% participation by employment equity groups and northern youth.

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