Green Jobs Initiative Summer 2019 – Call for Applications

 February 4, 2019
Posted by smiklosovic

The federal government has committed money to expanding employment opportunities for youth. Wage subsidies (up to 50%) will be available for Summer 2019 for municipalities and other organizations to hire Youth for Green Jobs. Apply by Friday, February 22, 2019.

Wage subsidies will be available for approximately 600 jobs in Summer 2019 for Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities, and other sector organizations to hire Youth for Green Jobs.  The first eligible date of work is April 1, 2019. The last eligible date of work is August 30, 2019. Work terms can be variable, lasting between 4-16 weeks in duration. Wage subsidies of up to 50% (or up to $5,712.00 for each youth/job) are available.

The following requirements apply:

  • The job must be “New”, meaning it cannot be a strict continuation of a current position.
  • The job must be “Green”, broadly speaking. It could be used to support (but is not limited to): on the land programs; outdoor play programs, including day camps; environmental monitoring programs; trail development and maintenance; parks and playgrounds.
  • The jobs must be for “Youth”, which is defined as those who are 15-30 years of age and are returning to school on a full-time basis after the work term.

While employers are welcome to set their own wages, the Program contribution amount must be matched by the employer. Matching funds cannot come from another federal government funding program.

For more information about the Program, click here.

If you require assistance with your application, contact the North (YT, NWT, NU) Regional Project Manager.

For Student Success Stories, from the NWT and across Canada, click here.

The deadline to apply is February 22, 2019.

Note: Funding for this program is provided by Employment Services and Development Canada.