Green Jobs Initiative 2024 – Call for Applications

December 19, 2023

 CPRA is now accepting grant applications for their Green Jobs Initiative – a program that empowers youth by creating meaningful job placements. 

The program will provide direct financial support (via 50% wage subsidies) to local governments (municipalities, Indigenous communities, etc.) and other sector organizations, to support nearly 140 jobs that focus on green career-related activities. 

By empowering youth with job opportunities and fostering environmental stewardship, we contribute to their personal growth, the advancement of community priorities, and creating a sustainable future for our communities and our planet. 

Eligible Youth:

Must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age when employment begins (inclusive)
  • A Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Funding for this program is provided by Parks Canada as part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS). As such, CPRA will prioritize funding for organizations who commit to hiring youth who face barriers to employment including but not limited to the following groups:

  • Indigenous youth
  • Youth with disabilities
  • Visible minority youth and racialized youth
  • Youth living in rural or remote regions (population below 25000)
  • Official language minority communities and populations
  • Immigrant youth
  • Youth who have not completed high school
  • Involuntary NEET (Not in Education, Employment, Training) for at least 6 months

All 2024 applications are due Friday, February 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST. 

To learn more about the program, please visit or contact your regional project manager. 

This program is funded by the Government of Canada. 

Share this:

Commercial Members