ECO Canada is a steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries
ECO Canada is the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries.
From job creation and wage funding to training and labour market research, we champion the end-to-end career of an environmental professional.
Our aim is to promote and drive responsible, sustainable economic growth while also ensuring that environmental care and best practice is a priority.
ECO Canada is a strategic partner to industry, academia and practitioners.
It is our mandate and job to excel in providing tailored HR solutions for environmental workers; departments that are part of all industry companies today.
Our services hit every touch point within the environmental workforce from educational development to certification and soft skills training. We serve our members to ensure they can build and grow their careers.
The environment is very much in our consciousness as a collective society. It is part of industry best practice and is a must for economic growth and prosperity.
Canada is a global leader in environmental innovation and jobs. It is imperative that ECO Canada continues to work alongside both government and policy makers, as well as industry and academia, to ensure we continue to be a global authority.
We work with the federal, provincial and municipal governments in all Canadian regions to support economic growth and environmental stewardship as best practice.
It is more important now than ever before in our 25-year history that ECO Canada is present in cities and locations where major industry, such as the Canadian oil and gas sector, is being challenged. Our focus is to educate and talk to stakeholders about the need to shift understanding around how environmental talent can rebuild these shrinking markets.
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.
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.
Wage Funding For Employers to Hire Youth for Roles Related to STEM and Natural Resources
Natural Resources Canada has once again announced funding for youth employment programs for the 2020-2021 fiscal period as part of a commitment for economic recovery and is working with us to create jobs related to STEM in Natural Resources.
We will cover up to 75% of a candidates wages to $22,500 for jobs that require environmental skills and knowledge to produce goods or services with an environmental benefit within the four sectors below.
The four sectors in Natural Resources include:
Energy – Renewable and Non-Emitting Technologies, Electricity, Transmission and Distribution, Energy Efficiency
Forest sector – Forestry and Support Activities, Wood Product Manufacturing, Pulp and Paper Product Manufacturing
Minerals/Metals – Junior Mining, Senior Mining, Mining Supply and Services, Mine Reclamation and Closure, Mining Value from Waste
Earth Sciences – Environmental Assessment and Environmental Protection, Geology and Geoscience, Natural Hazards, Climate Change Adaptation
Funding is now available for positions in Natural Resources with a focus on Climate Change Adaptation.
You could be eligible for funding up to $30,000 for placements in Northern, Rural, or Remote locations and/or to support youth facing barriers looking for work in the Natural Resources sector.
Placements must be a minimum of six months in length and ending by March 31, 2021.
Funding available for roles that fall within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with a positive environmental impact.
We’ve been working with Environment and Climate Change Canada for over 20 years to provide bright young minds the chance to gain valuable work experience with a variety of organizations and industries in Canada that hire environmental positions.
For those employers and candidates who fit the eligibility criteria, up to 50% of salary or wages will be covered for jobs that contribute to economic growth in roles related to climate change, clean technology and environmental sustainability.
Requirements for Candidates:
Currently unemployed or underemployed
Able to work in a full-time, permanent position within 30 days from application
Intend to lead an environmental career in STEM or natural resources
Graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 2 year diploma or 4 year degree
30 years of age or younger, Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status
Requirements for Host Employers:
Offer full-time, permanent position for aged 30 or under candidate
Environmentally Related position in STEM
Hiring a new employee – not an existing full-time employee
Must be Canadian owned, Canadian subsidiary, Municipal or Provincial Government Department
Candidate must have graduated from post-secondary institute and is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or has refugee status