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ECO Canada summer co-op funding

Seeding the Next Generation of Environmental Workers
Wage Funding For Summer Student Work Placements

At ECO Canada, we believe in giving students and recent graduates opportunities to put their knowledge into action.

Our Employment Programs provide wage funding for organizations to expand their workforce and hire young professionals with knowledge of the latest advancements in STEAM and business.


Summer Student Work Placement Funding
Applications are now open for Summer Student Work Placements. Funding is available for environmental employers looking to hire the brightest minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) and Business students, with no age restrictions, for 6-16 week placements.

Eligible organizations can get up to 50% of a student’s salary covered to a maximum of $5,000.

Students and employers interested in applying for funding can find out if they’re eligible through our quick online assessment.

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ECO Canada’s employment programs have helped create over 7,500 jobs to date and provide $50M in funding to eligible employers across Canada. Looking to hire full-time positions? Click here to join the waitlist for our internship programs.

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ECO Canada is the steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries. Together with the federal government, as part of Canada’s Work Integrated Learning Strategy, ECO Canada offers funding for eligible employers to help students kick-start their career path in the environmental sector.