Science Horizons Youth Internship

Helping Youth Grow Their Portfolios & Employers Find Talented Candidates

The Science Horizon Youth Internship Program provides training and funding for young professionals to help them transition into the workforce and gain experience in the environmental sector. The program helps them build a network of peers and mentors.

For employers, it gives them the opportunity to onboard young professionals and create meaningful environmental jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics by removing limitations and challenges of hiring new professionals.

Program Status: Open For Youth Candidates

Funding Will Cover 6 to 12 Months of Full-Time Work

About The Science Horizons Youth Internship

The Science Horizons Program provides training and funding for young professionals with post-secondary education to help them transition into the workforce and gain experience in the environmental sector. The program helps them build a network of peers and mentors.

For employers, it gives them the opportunity to onboard young professionals and create meaningful environmental jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics by removing limitations and challenges of hiring young professionals.

How Does the Science Horizons 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. Secure Funding 

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. Recieve Funding 

This program offers eligible employers 80% wage coverage up to $25,000 of a participant’s salary for a placement in a new full-time position. Plus a potential of $5,000 for additional participant supports. Both the employer and candidate must fill out reports throughout the placement for the employer to receive the wage subsidy.

We'll Help Cover 80% of Wages up to $25k & Training

Breakdown for Youth Candidates

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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 $144M in wage and training subsidies and helped to fill 14,000 job placements!