Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) Green Jobs Program supports companies in providing youth with work experience (via internships and on-the-job training) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) positions in Canada’s green economy.
STEM jobs linked to the green economy can be classified two ways:
EHRC provides 50% wage subsidies to a maximum of $15,000 for employers hiring youth between the ages of 15 and 30. For those employers with placements in northern and remote communities and youth furthest from employment, EHRC will provide a 50% wage subsidy to a maximum of $20,000. To encourage employers to proactively place youth from under-represented groups, EHRC is reserving 50% of placements for youth self-identifying in the following categories:
Placements must be a minimum of six months and ending by March 31, 2020.
EHRC also provides funding for training to youth furthest from employment (un- and under-employed) reimbursing 100% of training costs incurred before March 31, 2020 to $15,000 (or $20,000 for youth from rural and remote communities).
Funding may also be combined between wage subsidies and training to a total youth contribution of $15,000 (or $20,000 for youth from rural and remote communities).
Employers must be in one or more of the following areas:
Employer organizations must be classified as one of the following:
Employer Application https://forms.electricityhr.ca/Green-Jobs/Employer-Form
Youth workers must:
Participant Information Form https://forms.electricityhr.ca/Green-Jobs/Participant-Form
NRCan’s Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) definitions are:
Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program.