ECO Employment Programs

Environmental Jobs Growth Program

Program Status: Open to Employers & Participants

Applications are now open for employers and participants. Please visit the links below to apply via Survey Monkey.

Open to all newcomers into the environmental industry, with no age or background restrictions

About the Environmental Jobs Growth Program

Our Environmental Jobs Growth Program helps develop and diversify Canada’s environmental workforce across all industries. The program helps employers offset the cost of hiring for new or vacant positions and can apply to candidates of any working age, educational background, and experience level. This program also provides assistance in onboarding and developing talent to help accelerate clean economic growth.

Unemployed and underemployed Canadians, especially those from equity-seeking groups, will benefit from gaining or transitioning into meaningful careers while building a network of peers and mentors.

Funding for this initiative caters to all environmental employers and roles within traditional and emerging industries, including the Battery Supply Chain and Climate Adaptation and Mitigation sectors.

We offer funding for employment programs that stimulate environmental career pathways, skill development, business growth, and workforce advancement.

How Does the Environmental Jobs Growth Program Work?

 1. Apply Online

Fill out our eligibility assessment and application. 

2. Get Approved

Candidates and employers will be informed by email once they are pre-qualified to participate in the program.

3. Recruitment

Candidates and Employers are required to find their own placement, ECO Canada can offer helpful resources such as the Job Board (where hosts can post a job and candidates can submit their resume).

4. Sign Contracts

Funding is secured once a match is confirmed between the employer and a pre-approved candidate and contract agreements have been signed and returned to us within 15 days of being issued.

5. Secure Funding

This program offers eligible employers 50% wage coverage up to $15,000 of a candidate’s salary for placements in a new full-time or part-time position of 6 to 12 months, or $18,750 when hiring a self-identified equity deserving candidate. Equity deserving groups include Women, Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada, Persons with disabilities, Visible minorities, and 2SLGBTQIA. Both the employer and candidate must fill out reports throughout the placement for the employer to receive the wage subsidy.

Eligible employers receive up to $18,750 in wage funding

Breakdown for Participants

Breakdown for Employers

About ECO Canada

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As the steward for the Canadian Environmental workforce across all industries, ECO Canada offers employment programs that stimulate environmental career pathways, skill development, business growth, workforce support and workforce advancement through wage and training funding.

To date, we have distributed over $176M in wage and training subsidies and helped to fill 16,775 job placements!

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