ECO Employment Programs

SUPPORTING NEW CAREERS: FUNDING AND TRAINING

Discover new opportunities and gain new skills with our Nature-Based Climate Solutions 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.

Improve your skills and find employment faster in the nature-based climate solutions sector.

About Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Our Nature-Based Climate Solutions Program provides training and funding for workers leaving the natural resource sector and helps them transition into nature-based climate solutions employment such as coastal restoration, forestry, and mining roles that relate to climate adaptation, watershed restoration, drought resiliency, and more.

This integrated program has the following benefits:

Note: To qualify for funding, both work placements and training must be preapproved by ECO Canada and underway by July 1, 2023.

This program is open to those working in Alberta or British Columbia only. Not in Western Canada? Try our Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.

7-Week Course Curriculum: A Flexible Upskilling Program

Employment opportunities in nature-based climate solutions and green infrastructure projects are perfect for those transitioning from the natural resource sector like the oil and gas, forestry, and mining industries. Our 7-week course is designed to give you the skills to find employment in the NBS sector in a short time to get you ahead in the job market.

Learn at your own pace with our on-demand online courses, the curriculum below is valued at over $2,500

Apply Easily to the Program

 1. Apply Online

Fill out our eligibility assessment and application. 

2. Get Approved

Participants and employers will be informed by email once they are pre-qualified for the program.

3. Recruitment

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

4. Sign Contracts

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

5. Secure Funding

This program offers eligible employers up to $4,500 of a participant’s salary for placements in a new full-time or part-time position of 3 months. 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 $4,500 of a Candidate's Salary.

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