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Green Jobs in Natural Resources

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Youth play an important role in shaping the future of Canada’s economy. The Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) - Green Jobs provides funding to eligible employers across Canada to hire and mentor youth in the natural resources sector, including in energy, forest, mining, earth science, and clean technology. The STIP – Green Jobs has been part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy since 1997.

NRCan supports youth and employers by working with third-party organizations to:

  • Kick-start careers in the energy, forest, mining, earth sciences, and clean technology sectors
  • Create quality and inclusive work experiences that improve environmental outcomes in the natural resources sectors
  • Build a skilled and diverse workforce
  • Promote equity, diversity and inclusion by targeting 60% participation from equity-deserving groups

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Since 2017, STIP-Green Jobs has created over 4,700 green jobs for youth, with placements in all provinces and territories.

Other outcomes of the program include:

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  • Over 80% Placements in Clean Technology
  • Over 50% Employers are small to medium size organizations
  • Over 60% Youth belong to one or more equity-deserving groups
  • Over 80% Youth find full-time employment

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