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2016 – 2017 Career Focus Green Jobs Program is now accepting applicants

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.


Career Focus Green Jobs is a wage subsidy program for employment opportunities that have a green mandate or any job with an employer that has an environmental focus. The program provides up to a maximum of $13,500 in wage subsidies to help employers hire the talent they need and help recent graduates initiate a career.

The Career Focus Green Jobs wage subsidy program gives employers the freedom to:

  • Meet their staffing needs with less financial risk
  • Grow their business
  • Access a pool of workers eager to utilize their skills
  • Develop new talent within their companies

Program Details

For many small and medium-sized companies, the decision to hire a new or recent graduate is a tough one. Adding a talented, willing to-learn member to the team builds capacity and can accelerate the achievement of business goals. But the cost of a new salary – and of integrating an inexperienced worker into the company – is often an obstacle.

The Career Focus Green Jobs wage subsidy program helps knock down that cost barrier by, covering the cost of a new graduate’s salary by 50% to a maximum of $13,500/year. Employers can bring on an eager, educated young worker for a special project – and at the end of the placement end up with a skilled candidate already oriented to their company.

Is your company eligible?

To qualify as a green job either the job needs to have a green mandate or the employer needs to have an environmental focus. Green jobs are employment opportunities that meet the following criteria:

  • Help reduce the consumption of energy and raw materials;
  • Limit greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Minimize waste and pollution;
  • Protect and restore ecosystems.

Green jobs can also include employment opportunities in:

  • Non-profit environmental organizations;
  • Solar and wind technology companies;
  • Environmental science centers;
  • Watershed and water resource agencies;
  • Farms and farming co-ops;
  • Conservation organizations;
  • Museums and educational institutions;
  • Waste management companies;
  • Information technology companies.

To qualify as a green job either the job needs to have a green mandate or the employer needs to have an environmental focus. For example:

  • Finance Coordinator at a solar energy company
  • Systems Administrator for an environmental management software at a manufacturing company
  • Program Assistant for an electronic waste program at an IT device manufacturer
  • Research Scientist at a biofuels company

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