Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada) Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) (2022)


The Digital Skills for Youth program allows you to leverage the knowledge of a tech-savvy, educated youth population to future-proof your business.

The Digital Skills for Youth program is a wage subsidy provided to SMEs that covers 100% of a candidate’s salary up to a maximum of $25,000 for environmental jobs that require digital abilities.

Examples of eligible roles include: digital marketers, developers, GIS specialists, drone operators, data analysts or IT specialists with an environmental focused role.

Comments on Funding:

Funding covers 100% of a candidate’s salary up to a maximum of $25,000.
No additional funding available.


Applicant must:

  • be SMEs (have under 500 employees) and willing to provide training,
  • be Canadian owned organizations or a Canadian subsidiary,
  • provide jobs with environmentally-related with a digital component.

Interns must be:

  • post-secondary graduates across Canadian provinces or High School graduates in Territories;
  • between 15-30 years of age;
  • looking for work in areas that require digital skills and be tech-savvy, educated youth population;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • unemployed, underemployed or hold part-time employment.

Placements must be a minimum of 3 months in length, full or part-time

Other Things to Note:

All funded has currently been allocated. If you’re interested in hearing about additional or future funding, please join the waitlist and we’ll notify you when funding becomes available.
New applications for funding under DS4Y may be waitlisted, due to limited availability.

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