This event took place on:
Friday, Nov 30
10 AM- Noon
The Parlour @ 2203 Alta Vista Dr
Slide decks from this event:
Handouts from this event:
Are you interested in hiring for your environmental non-profit? Find out more about different
wage subsidy programs that offer grants and support to local groups. Some of these can cover up
to 70% of the wages! Join the National Capital Environmental Non-profit Network to find out
more about available programs, how and when to apply, wage-supplement requirements, and
The presentation will include several representatives from the different programs, an overview of
the opportunities by Kristina Inrig for those providers that cannot attend. Featured providers
- United Nations Association in Canada
- Colleges and Institutes Canada – Career Launcher Internships
- Eco Canada programs
- Biotalent internships
There will also be a presentation by two current interns about their experience. As always, there
will be an opportunity for updates from local environmental groups so bring any announcements
or partnership opportunities.
Don’t forget that navigating internship possibilities is tricky because each program has different
criteria and different deadlines. You will benefit from meeting directly with program officers at
this event and learning the ins and outs of the initiatives. Some programs are closed currently,
but will hopefully re-open soon and others are still accepting applications. Come out to find out
The following wage subsidy providers will be featured:
Colleges and Institutes Canada offers Career Launcher internships including Cleantech, Natural Resources, and Digital Tech internships.
Funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons Youth Internship Program. Learn more.
Funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Green Jobs – Science and Technology Internship Program. Learn more.
Funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Digital Skills for Youth Internship Program. Learn more.
Biotalent Canada has a variety of wage subsidy programs available:
- Internationally Educated Professionals: BioReady™ Paid Internship Program
- Recent STEM graduates: Science Horizons
- STEM or business students: Student Work Placement Program
- Persons with disabilities: Opportunities Fund
- Recent graduates: Career Focus Green Jobs
United Nations Association in Canada (www.unac.org) has had several different internship programs that will be featured, including Green Spaces and Canada Green Corps.
GreenSpaces is a wage-matching programme and UNA-Canada works together with organizations in the green sector across the country to place these talented students in positions that provide professional development training and will elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience of working in sustainable development.
Canada Green Corps is UNA-Canada’s innovative youth employment programme designed to bridge talented, yet un- and underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy.
Eco Canada (www.eco.ca) has been a longstanding leader in providing internship programs.
Our program gives eligible employers who work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or natural resources up to 50% of a candidate’s salary for new full-time environmental jobs. Employers may use this program to fund multiple new positions.