ECO Employment Programs

Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP)

Program Status: Open to Employers & Professionals

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

Build a Network of Mentors and Peers in the Environmental Sector.

About the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP)

Our Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program provides training and funding for environmental professionals to help them transition into the workforce and gain experience in the environmental clean economy and battery-supply chain sector. The program helps them build a network of peers and mentors.

For employers within the clean economy and battery supply chain sector, it gives them the opportunity to help to train and shape a diverse workforce by onboarding new talent and creative ideas, by removing limitations and challenges when hiring new professionals of any age.

How Does the Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP) 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 50% Wage Coverage Up to $15,000 of a Candidate's Salary.

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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!