Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) are launching a joint call for proposals for their respective programs: NRCan: Science & Technology Internship Program (STIP) – Green Jobs and ECCC: Science Horizons Youth Internship Program (Science Horizons).
Both programs provide wage subsidies for Hiring Organizations in the environmental and natural resource sectors, to host eligible youth for internships up to 12 months. Additionally, STIP – Green Jobs will be supporting youth training placements that build relevant knowledge and skills for future employment in the natural resources sector.
Eligible applicants must:
- be recognized as professional organizations in their respective fields, with the governance structure, staff, and networks that make them good candidates to best deliver this initiative
- be able to target/reach youth facing barriers to employment and increase participation among youth in employment equity groups (e.g. disability, Indigenous, visible minorities, women, residents of rural or remote communities, and youth in official language minority communities)
- have experience working with Indigenous communities and employers
- be able to furnish a business number (assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency)
Delivery Organizations must be one of the following:
- Not-for-profit organizations (including voluntary organizations and foundations);
- For-profit organizations, provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives;
- Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) ;
- Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments, and their departments, agencies, institutions and Crown Corporations, where applicable; or,
- Public health, educational and cultural organizations.
For STIP – Green Jobs, Delivery Organizations must also have knowledge of natural resources sectors. This includes sectors pertaining to mines, minerals, forestry, earth sciences and energy, including energy developed from renewable resources such as water, and forest resources.
For Science Horizons, Delivery Organizations must have knowledge of the environmental and/or clean technology sectors. This includes climate change mitigation and adaptation, low carbon economy, environmental conservation and clean technology.