[sust-mar] Canada Green Corps, paid internships, UNAC, across Canada

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Positions: Various placements
Type: four- and six-month placements / paid internships
Organization: United Nations Association in Canada
Locations: various cities across Canada

The power of youth to shape and transform the world is clear. Canadian youth benefit from their diversity advantage, education, and energy. Canada’s government has acted to restore our place on environmental stewardship and climate action — what our youth don’t have is work. High rates of un- and underemployment results in short and long-term economic damage, lowered self-confidence and squanders the significant investment young people, their families, schools and government have made.

UNA-Canada has responded with Canada Green Corps (CGC). This innovative results-focused initiative will strategically fulfill government commitments to provide new opportunities for youth and showcase national leadership on climate action. UNA-Canada, a respected and successful youth serving and training & deploying national organization proposes to ladder up from 20 years of success and from the GOC’s Youth Employment Strategy to create CGC that will:
• Bridge talented un- or underemployed youth to meaningful employment through work-integrated learning and disciplined support.
• Strategic six-month placements working with government, private sector, First Nations, institutions, universities and other partner organizations to ignite Canada’s green economy.
• Partner organizations will receive a wage subsidy to host CGC participants during their six-month employment.
• Peer-to-peer knowledge and skills transfer through “Innovation Teams” consisting of CGC participants across Canada and UNA-Canada’s international UN interns.
• Contribute to Canada’s commitments on climate & environment (UNFCCC & SDGs).
• Innovate through youth-to-youth micro-investment in clean tech and community projects; building a culture of innovation and accelerating a clean energy future.


CGC is UNA-Canada’s innovative new youth employment programme designed to bridge talented, yet un-and underemployed, Canadian youth to meaningful employment to ignite Canada’s green economy. CGC participants will undertake four or six-month work-integrated learning placements with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations across Canada, but particularly our cities of focus: Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. CGC participants may assist their employer organizations and communities in reducing their environmental footprint and increasing sustainability. Additionally, CGC participants may engage their communities over the course of their placements. CGC participants may also identify and address environmental “quick wins” in their communities and workplaces.


To be part of the CGC, youth must be:
• between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;
• Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
• legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
• not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits;
• Unemployed or underemployed.
*Note: Underemployment exists when employed persons are A) working part-time, or B) working in a field that does not utilize their academic qualifications, thus, not attaining their full employment level.

CGC is securing a wide variety of employers at the moment. Correspondingly, UNA-Canada encourages applicants with diverse academic backgrounds and professional aspirations to apply. Applicants should at a minimum have completed high school, but applicants with college, CEGEP, diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD qualifications to apply.

Eligible partner organizations include:
• not-for-profit organizations;
• municipal governments;
• provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations.
• Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and,
• for-profit organizations.

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