ECO Employment Programs
Training & Wage Subsidies for Environmental Jobs
As the steward for the Canadian Environmental workforce across all industries, we offer employment programs that stimulate environmental career pathways, skill development, business growth, workforce support and workforce advancement through wage and training funding.
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May 2022 Update: Host Applications Closed
Due to the large volume of applications received and a smaller number of placements for this year, we will be temporarily closing applications to review those that have already been submitted. Once the review of all submitted applications is complete, we may be able to reopen some programs, please check the website for weekly updates. If you have already submitted an application we will provide a status update as soon as possible.
These programs help employers attract new talent, while saving initial wage and training costs. Best of all, young practitioners and students will be able to kickstart their career journey and gain meaningful work experience.
Thanks to our funding partners, we have several programs available. Each program has unique eligibility requirements for employers and job candidates.
Whether you are new to this program or if you have previously participated in one of these programs, fill out the form to get started.
To date we have distributed over $90M in wage and training subsidies and helped to fill 14,000 job placements!
Environmental Employability Pathways (EEP)
The Environmental Employability Pathway program is an employment readiness program which aims to help all youth (age 15 to 30) to navigate through the labour market and to successfully transition into sustained employment.
Small and medium sized businesses can receive up to $15,000 in wage funding for their next hire.
Full or Part-Time
Full or Part-Time
Post-secondary grad or high school student (territories only)
Must be a current post-secondary student
Education level determined by employer
Candidate Residency Requirement
Canadian-owned or Canadian subsidiary