Canada creates 1,297 internship opportunities for youth building a cleaner future

July 26, 2021

Young Canadians are concerned about their futures, which is why they are leading the charge to create a healthier planet, with cleaner air, cleaner water, and good jobs now and for generations to come. As we rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada is supporting youth to participate in growing the clean economy.

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $38.2 million to create 1,297 paid youth internship opportunities in the environmental and clean technology sectors. This additional funding will allow the government to create almost 400 additional internship opportunities compared to previous years. These internships will be offered in collaboration with environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employers across Canada for six- to twelve-month projects.

This year’s intake for the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is now open for youth and employers to apply. The program provides financial aid to eligible employers across Canada to hire recent post-secondary graduates. Employers can get up to $25,000 in funding for wage subsidies and up to $5,000 for skills development, training, and other job supports for each intern they hire. The internships will provide recipients with the opportunity to acquire hands on experience and develop skills they need to secure and maintain a job or to pursue further study. Specific opportunities are available for Indigenous peoples, members of visible minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, and more.

Source: News Wire