Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) – Green Jobs Program


The Green Jobs Program will help shape the next generation of Canada’s mining workers! Employers will gain access to a wage subsidy and leverage talent for future recruitment needs. Participants will gain valuable paid work experience that will help take their career to the next level.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is 80% of participant’s compensation to a maximum of $25,000 for job-ready youth and $32,000 for youth furthest from employment (Indigenous youth, youth in northern regions, rural and remote communities and youth with disabilities).


Employers must:

  • be Canadian owned or Canadian subsidiaries that operate as:
  • not-for-profit organizations (including voluntary organizations and foundations),
  • for-profit organizations,
  • ndigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities),
  • provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments, and their departments, agencies, institutions and Crown Corporations, where applicable,
  • public health, educational and cultural organizations.
  • have an established payroll system and issue salary payments to eligible participants;
  • have a well-developed training plan and a process for supervising and mentoring participants.

Participants must:

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the start of the placement;
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons as defined by the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act;
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • be unemployed, underemployed or a student prior to the start of the placement;
  • not be enrolled in school full-time.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

Documentation Needed:

Employers must provide the following information on their application:


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    1. a detailed job description,
    2. training plan,
    3. recruitment plan, and
    4. participant compensation costs including: participant wages, MERC’s (e.g., EI, CPP, vacation pay) as well as training and placement related costs.

    Applicants must provide documentation and invoice for payment of the placement subsidy.

    Other Things to Note:

    1. Funding for this initiative is provided by the Government of Canada through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Jobs – Science and Technology Internship Program. MiHR was selected as a delivery organization through a competitive process to engage 20 job-ready youth in placements by March 31, 2023.
    2. MiHR will provide 20 meaningful placements of up to 12 months in duration in the mining sector linked to the green economy.

    Program Contact:

    MiHR’s Green Jobs Program

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