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Digital Skills for Youth


Wage Funding Available for Businesses to Increase Digital Skills Related to Environmental Work

Through this internship program, your business can increase the supply of highly qualified candidates and facilitate their transition to a rapidly changing labour market in the digital economy.

The Digital Skills for Youth program allows you to leverage the knowledge of a tech-savvy, educated youth population to future-proof your business. As a host organization, you give candidates the opportunity to combine their digital skills and knowledge with soft skills such as communication, problem solving, and teamwork.

We will cover 100% of a candidate’s salary up to a maximum of $25,000 for environmental jobs that require digital abilities. Examples of eligible roles include:

  • Cleantech innovation and sustainable technology initiatives.
  • Digital marketers aiming to promote environmental businesses.
  • Developers that create apps or software related to environmental education.
  • GHG specialists in charge of predictive modeling or the analysis of emissions.
  • Drone operators that monitor remote well sites or wildlife corridors.
  • GIS specialists that use software to analyze mapping data or databases that surround environmental monitoring.
  • Analysts and IT specialists working with EHS data.

Host Organizations 

This program is designed to meet the needs of medium-sized companies (under 500 employees).

Placements must be a minimum of 3 months in length and must end by March 31, 2021.


Interns must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada. They must be unemployed, underemployed or hold part-time employment.


Environmental Attributes

  • Eco System & Environmental Conservation
  • Low Energy and Resource Consumption

Social Attributes

  • Improving the Community
  • Improving the Human Condition