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ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS

Program: Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project
Organization: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Location: Toronto, ON / Virtual
Eligibility: 18-29 years old, in Canada less than 10 years (see below)

Program fee: none / free
Dates: Spring Session (April 23 – September 17, 2022) *

Please note: We will only accept applications via our website at http://www.trca.ca/nygep

Job Description

Are you a newcomer to Canada and interested in a career in the environmental sector?

TRCA's NEWCOMER YOUTH GREEN ECONOMY PROJECT IS NOW ACCEPTING

APPLICATIONS!

The Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project (NYGEP) is a powerful, free opportunity for newcomer youth ages 18-29* to start or advance a career in the Canadian environmental sector and grow professionally through job skills training, networking events, project placements, mentorship, field trips, and community connections.

What do participants receive?

  • VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH AND CORPORATE CULTURE TRAINING
  • ONLINE TRAINING
  • FIELD TRIPS
  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLACEMENT
  • EDUCATION ON THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CANADA
  • CAREER CONNECTIONS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
  • … and more!

*who have been in Canada less than 10 years

Visit our website at http://www.trca.ca/nygep for more details about the program, or to apply today!

Eligibility:

  1. Must be 18 to 29 years of age
  2. Interested in learning about careers in the environmental sector
  3. Must be a newcomer to Canada (less than 10 years) AND any of the following:
    • A permanent resident of Canada
    • Conditionally approved for permanent residence
    • A protected person under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
    • A convention refugee selected for resettlement in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
    • A live-in caregiver who holds or has received approval of a work permit under section 112 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act OR has received initial approval for permanent residence

Additional Information

NYGEP is a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) initiative, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, that is helping to produce new leaders in conservation.

Throughout the five-month part-time program, participants will have access to learning opportunities in the following environmental education career pathways:

  • Ecological restoration
  • Water management
  • Green energy/green building
  • Environmental education

Professional Project Placements

Participants will be placed with a host employer in one of the four environmental career pathways (see above) for an experiential learning opportunity. The host employer will provide a mentor who will guide a group of participants (per career pathway) through completion of a real-world project.

Job Search & Corporate Culture Training

Eight half-day workshops in which you will learn about corporate culture and job search skills in the environmental sector. You will prepare your resumé and perfect your interview skills. Training is delivered one Saturday per week over the first two months of the program.

Dates: Spring Session (April 23 – September 17, 2022) *

*Please see http://www.trca.ca/nygep for dates, times, and to apply!

Online Training

Participants will receive 10 hours of TRCA online training on job search, corporate culture, and communication.

Topics include:

  • Occupational and labour market research
  • Resumé and cover letter formatting and targeting
  • Making a good first impression
  • Networking
  • Teamwork
  • Interview/presentation skills
  • Performance management

Networking

Participants will attend a networking event with a local environmental meet-up group such as Green Drinks Toronto or Blue Drinks Toronto. Participants will also receive community connections, employment coaching, education on the cultures and history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, field trips, and more!

Visit http://www.trca.ca/nygep to for more information, to sign up for a webinar, or apply today!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 7 2022    ID: 62346