Environmental Careers Trainee, Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project


The Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project helps newcomer post-secondary students in the GTA explore career pathways in the environmental sector. Students will have access to learning opportunities in ecological restoration, water management, green energy/green building, and environmental education.   

TRAINING: Students will participate in six in-class full-day workshops on Saturdays throughout the semester to learn about corporate culture, job search, networking and teamwork skills in the environmental sector. Participants will also have access to 30 hours of TRCA online training on job search and communication, and technical modules covering low impact development (LID), environmental legislation.

FIELD TRIP: The program includes a field trip to Kortright Centre for Conservation to learn about cutting edge sustainable building and green energy technologies.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLACEMENT: During their reading week, students will be matched with a mentor at a host employer in one of the four streams for an experiential learning opportunity. The host employer will provide a mentor who will guide a group of five students (per stream) through completion of a real word project.

STIPEND: Students will receive a $500 stipend for their participation in the project to offset travel and other related costs to participation. This will be provided at the end of the semester, pending successful attendance and participation.

PROGRAM DATES: We are currently recruiting for 2 different program sessions:

  • Fall 2018: September 8 – November 30, 2018
  • Winter 2019: January 5 – March 9, 2019


  1. Must be 18-29 years of age and currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university program in the GTA.
  2. Must have a major focus of study in the environmental sector (e.g. environmental science, studies, engineering, education).
  3. Must have immigrated to Canada within the last 10 years (International students are not eligible).
  4. Must be available to attend all scheduled program sessions as outlined on the project website.
  5. Must attend a webinar or in-person program information session to be eligible to apply.
  6. Students must attend a webinar or in-person program information session to be eligible to apply.


  1. Participate in an experiential learning placement and complete a group project with a host employer in the environmental sector during reading week (Must be available in-person for full reading week).
  2. Complete online technical training in low impact development and environmental legislation.
  3. Participate in a field trip to TRCA Kortright Centre for Conservation.
  4. Complete six in-class full day job search and corporate culture and communications training workshops.
  5. Receive a $500 stipend to offset costs related to participation (upon successful program completion).

Visit the program website for links to information session registration:



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