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Canada invests in youth jobs-training across clean technology and sustainable resource sectors

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Participating organizations will create 960 green jobs and training opportunities for young people to gain on-the-job experience.

OTTAWA —The Government of Canada is investing over $30 million for job-creation and training opportunities over the next two years for youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and other related fields in the natural resource sectors that have positive environmental outcomes.

Participating organizations will create 960 green jobs and training opportunities for young people to gain on-the-job experience and to continue careers in the fields of energy, forestry, mining, earth sciences and clean technology sectors. These jobs are now available through nine delivery organizations:

Clean Foundation Nova Scotia

Colleges and Institutes Canada


Electricity Human Resources Canada

Environmental Careers Organization of Canada

Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise

Mining Industry Human Resources Council

Pinnguaq Association

Project Learning Tree Canada

United Nations Association in Canada

Funded for this initiative is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP), part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) to increase the employability skills of youth aged 15 to 30 and invest in building a diverse and inclusive workforce in the natural resource sectors. Creating green jobs will ensure that Canada’s natural resource sectors remain a source of opportunity and prosperity as we transition to a low-carbon future.

“Our growing clean industries need talented and well-trained young people working in science and technology. Whether it’s building electric vehicles, mapping clean energy sites or managing our growing smart-grids, the interns and trainees we are supporting today will be the leaders of tomorrow,” said Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change. “A net-zero future means many more sustainable jobs, and today’s investment is an important step toward creating them.”


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