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Digital Skills for Youth program (DS4Y) │ Eco Canada


Up to 50% of wages & training


Through this internship program, your business can increase the supply of highly qualified candidates and facilitate their transition to a rapidly changing labour market in the digital economy.

The Digital Skills for Youth program allows you to leverage the knowledge of a tech-savvy, educated youth population to future-proof your business.

Eligible Applicants

Youth Participant Requirements

  • Participants must be age 30 and under and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or hold refugee status in Canada
  • Must be currently unemployed, underemployed, or hold part-time employment

Employer Participant Requirements

  • Organizations must be Canadian owned or a Canadian subsidiary
  • Small to medium-sized organization (<500) and willing to provide training
  • Job must be environmentally-related with a digital component

Eligible Expenses

Funding is available for positions with Digital Skill focus in the environmental sector.

  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Drone Operators
  • Data Analysts
  • Software development
  • Marketing and web design
  • Social media campaigns /content development
  • Adaptive technologies

ECO Canada in partnership with the Government of Canada, is pleased to offer wage funding for employers who are hiring youth who are unemployed or underemployed post-secondary graduates looking to enhance and develop digital and soft skills through work experience and training.

Deadline Date

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