EHRC Green Jobs Program: Youth Employee Subsidies

EIN 27 CS Green Jobs 400

June 26, 2019

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.

What is a Green Job?

STEM jobs linked to the green economy can be classified two ways:

  1. Positions that require environmental skills, knowledge, experience or competencies in order to produce products or services that have an environmental benefit
  2. Positions that may not require specialized environmental skills but result in an environmental benefit.

Placements and Subsidies

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:

  • Women
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Visible minorities
  • Persons with disabilities

Placements must be a minimum of six months and ending by March 31, 2020.

Employer Eligibility

Employers must be in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Firms whose primary activity is the generation, transmission and distribution of green electrical power.
  2. Sector support including renewables such as: R&D, energy efficiency.
  3. Firms engaged in the manufacturing of equipment and the provision of services necessary to the generation of green energy.

Employer organizations must be classified as one of the following:

  • Aboriginal
  • Academic
  • Not-for-Profit Organization
  • Industry
  • Municipal, Provincial, or Territorial Government
  • Utility

Employer Application

Youth Eligibility

Youth workers must:

  1. Be a youth between the ages of 15 to 30 years of age as of the start date of their placement.
  2. Be a Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons with refugee protection in Canada.
  3. Be legally able to work in Canada according to relevant laws and regulations of the province or territory of residence.

Participant Information Form

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