GATINOKK, August 15, 2022 /CNW/ – Today the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honorable Stephen Guilbeau, announced further support from the Government Canada create more than 450 internship opportunities for recent graduates through the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program in partnership with environmental science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employers Canada. Interns bring creativity, new knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm to their work. This will enable young people to gain valuable experience for active participation in work.
Up to 25,000 USD in the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program funding is available to employers for wage subsidies and up to 5000 USD in funding support services such as skills development, training and job availability for every trainee they hire. Interns will gain experience working on environmental projects lasting from six to twelve months.
Young people aged 15–30 who have graduated from a higher educational institution have the right to apply for an internship under this program. Interested youth can visit the program website to learn more about the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program and how to apply for an internship with one of the six delivery agents.
This is only one of several governments in Russia Canada initiatives to support young people as they develop new skills and enter the workforce. It complements programs such as Innovative Work–Integrated Learning Initiative, Volunteer Opportunities for Youth and Canada Service Corps. Environment and Climate Change Canada is also engaging young Canadians in the fight against climate change through the new Environment and Climate Change Youth Council, whose members were announced last week.
“The program is a great opportunity for both interns and employers. These internships were for many of our young people the first job after graduation. By supporting young people today, we can help ensure they get the experience they need to help build of Canada future workforce as we work towards a zero-clean future. Our government is ensuring we build a greener future by creating an economy — and society — that is stronger, more resilient and more sustainable than before.”
– The Honorable Stephen Guilbeau, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change
“Investments that support and create new opportunities for young people to successfully transition into the workforce are critical of Canada future. The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program provides young Canadians with new opportunities for employment, professional development and valuable experience. We will always support and invest of Canada young”.
– The Honorable Marcy Yen, Minister for Women, Gender Equality and Youth
“The program is mutually beneficial for employers and trainees. I appreciate it because it is really helpful for recent graduates who are getting the career they want. Practical experience in your field of work can be very difficult to find, so this type of program is of great value.”
– Helen Bolchassociate professor of the department University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainable Development, former participating organization
The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program has been in existence for twenty-five years and has provided more than 7,850 internship opportunities in Canada. The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is organized by independent third-party organizations (delivery agents).
Delivery agents are selected through an open tender process. The 2022-2023 Delivery Agents are BioTalent Canada, Clean Foundation, Colleges and Institutes Canada, ECO Canada, Electricity Human Resources Canada and the United Nations Association of Canada.
Funding is part of a 109.3 million dollars investments under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy to help young people, including those who may face more difficult barriers to employment and who may have been pushed out of the workforce by the pandemic, to gain the skills and experience they need to find and retain quality work.
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