Green Jobs Program

By mmuise

The Green Jobs Program will help shape the next generation of Canada’s mining workers! Employers will gain access to a wage subsidy and leverage talent for future recruitment needs. Participants will gain valuable paid work experience that will help take their career to the next level.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is of participant’s compensation to a maximum of $24,000 for job-ready youth and $30,000 for Indigenous Youth, Youth living with a disability, and Northern and Remote Youth.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Employers must:

  • be Canadian owned or Canadian subsidiaries that operate as:
    a) not-for-profit organizations (including voluntary organizations and foundations),
    b) for-profit organizations,
    c) Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities),
    d) provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments, and their departments, agencies, institutions and Crown Corporations, where applicable,
    e) public health, educational and cultural organizations.
  • have an established payroll system and issue salary payments to eligible participants;
  • have a well-developed training plan and a process for supervising and mentoring participants.

    Participants must:
  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the start of the placement;
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons as defined by the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • be unemployed, underemployed or a student prior to the start of the placement;
  • not be enrolled in school full-time.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. complete and submit an application (available at seeking eligibility to Applicants who qualify as an eligible hiring organization and whose placement meets the eligibility criteria will be contacted within 10 days of submitting the application.

2. promote their placement;

3. select a qualified job-ready youth who meets the participant eligibility criteria listed above;

4. have their company and the job-ready youth complete all necessary paperwork and the Gender Equity in Mining Works and Intercultural Awareness Training modules (available online, provided by MiHR);

5. provide documentation and invoice for payment of the placement subsidy of 80% up to a maximum of $25,000 for job-ready youth and $32,000 for youth furthest from employment (Indigenous youth, youth in northern regions, rural and remote communities and youth with disabilities);

6. complete the post-placement questionnaire to provide feedback on your Green Jobs placement experience.

Documentation Needed:

Employers must provide the following information on their application:
1. a detailed job description,
2. training plan,
3. recruitment plan, and
4. participant compensation costs including: participant wages, MERC’s (e.g., EI, CPP, vacation pay) as well as training and placement related costs.

Applicants must provide documentation and invoice for payment of the placement subsidy.

Other Things to Note:

Nov. 2023
Funding for this initiative is provided by the Government of Canada through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Jobs – Science and Technology Internship Program. MiHR was selected as a delivery organization through a competitive process to engage 40 job-ready youth in placements by March 31, 2024.
1. Applications are no longer being accepted. All subsidies for this year’s Clean Tech Internships have been fully allocated. We hope to renew this program in spring of 2023;
2. Funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada as part of their Science Horizons Youth Internship Program creating employment opportunities for youth to build the green workforce and contribute to economic growth in environmental and clean technology sectors.
3. CICan Internships are funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

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