Youth in Natural Resources


ECO Canada, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is pleased to offer wage funding for employers looking to onboard young professionals. This program offers eligible employers up to 80% of salary coverage to create meaningful environmental jobs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics within natural resources sectors.

Natural Resources sectors that qualify for funding include:

  • Energy Sector - Clean Energy Technology; Energy Efficiency/Fuel Switching; Transmission, Smart Grid, Energy Storage; Sustainable Development of Non-Renewable Resources
  • Forest sector - Forestry and Support Activities; Ecology & Management; Non-Traditional Forest-Based Bioeconomy Products Manufacturing; Solid Wood Product Manufacturing; Pulp & Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Mining, Minerals & Metals Sector - Prospecting & Exploration; Processing & Manufacturing, Construction & Development; Mining Supply & Services; Extraction & Milling; Reclamation Closure & maintenance
  • Earth Sciences & Support Sector - Environmental Assessment; Natural Hazard Risk Analysis & Prevention; Environmental Protection; Geomatics & Earth Observation; Sustainable Development


Employer Eligibility Assessment

Here's how the program works: Find out if you qualify by filling out the form below

  1. Complete application
  2. Get your approval by our Employment Programs Team
  3. Recruit your new hire and have them apply
  4. Our Employment Programs Team will finalize the match with your new hire
  5. Start receiving funding installments at the scheduled times indicated on our agreement

Please note: All documents will be produced in the language of your choice in the application. Select the language you will feel at ease with reading contracts and reports. You can switch the language on the upper right side of your application now.

Veuillez noter que la totalité de vos documents suivront la langue de choix de votre candidature. Merci de sélectionner la langue dans laquelle vous serez le plus à l'aise (contrats et rapports) sur le côté droit en haut de votre candidature

Email address:
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name:
Does your organization follow standard Canadian employment laws and regulations?
Which province are you located in?

Organization Postal Code
My organization anticipates that this position could become permanent in nature.
Is this new position related to the environment or an environmental project?
Please choose your preferred language before beginning your application.
Based on your language choice, all your contracts, communication and official documentation will be in that language. Once your application has been started it will not be possible to change your language preference. (Please consider who will be signing the contract when choosing the language preference).