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Wage Funding Programs to Hire Summer Students or Interns
At ECO Canada, we believe in giving students and recent graduates opportunities to put their knowledge into action. Our Employment Programs provide wage funding for organizations to expand their workforce and hire young professionals with knowledge of the latest advancements in STEAM, business and digital technology.
Summer Student Work Placement Funding
Applications are now open for Summer Student Work Placements. Funding is available for environmental employers looking to hire the brightest minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) and Business students, with no age restrictions, for 6-16 week placements.
Eligible organizations can get up to 50% of a student’s salary covered to a maximum of $5,000.
Students and employers interested in applying for funding can find out if they’re eligible through our quick online assessment.
“I am excited about this investment in the workforce of tomorrow… By encouraging employers to hire youth, including northern, remote and Indigenous youth, we are helping build a diverse, qualified labour pool and create a green economy that benefits all Canadians.”
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources