Up to $12K in Grant Money for Hiring Environmental Sciences Grads
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has now officially released funding in the form of hiring grants, offering up to $12,000 in non-repayable grant money for hiring recent graduates from environmental sciences to a related position within the sector.
Canadian Government Grants for Hiring Environmental Sciences Positions: Funding Details
This hiring grants for small business program offers a 33% wage subsidy, up to $12,000, to companies that hire a recent graduate to an environmental sciences position. Businesses are required to provide training and experience working within an environmental role.
Small Business Government Grants: Organization Eligibility
- Must be a Canadian owned company or a Canadian subsidiary
- Qualified organizations will offer a full-time, permanent position (full-time employment is considered 30+ hours per week and contract positions are not eligible)
- Offer a new position that has a significant environmental component
- Hire a new employee (cannot be an existing employee)
- The organization must promise to support the new hire’s professional development
Canadian Small Business Grants for Hiring: Employee Eligibility
In order to qualify for Canadian government grants through this program employees must meet the following criterion:
- Be less than 31 years of age, (must begin your position before your 31st birthday),
- Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
- Be a graduate of a post-secondary institution (i.e. college, university, or technical school).
- Be eligible for full-time employment (i.e. not returning to school). Full-time employment is considered to be 30 hours or more per week,
- Be unemployed or underemployed
- Have not worked in a federal youth employment program in the past (former participants in summer employment programs are eligible),
- The participant may not be a family member of the organization’s directors or senior officers.
- Qualified employees must have the intention to earn a certified Environmental Professional in Training Designation
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