United Nations Association (UNA) in Canada – Green Spaces Youth (2021)


The United Nations Association in Canada is building on 20+ years of success through its Green Spaces programme, designed to provide Canadian youth with 4-month experiential learning opportunities in the green economy.

Green Spaces (GS) places youth with barriers to employment in positions that provide professional development training and will elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience of working in the green economy. GS participants will undertake 8 to 16-week work-integrated learning placements with organisations in a variety of sectors across Canada.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a wage subsidy (approximately 50%) for the duration of the Green Spaces participant’s employment.


Employers must be:

  • not-for- profit organizations;
  • private-sector companies;
  • municipal governments, provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies, and Crown Corporations;
  • indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils, and self-governing entities);
  • post-secondary institutions or research labs.

Youth applicants must be:

  • un- or underemployed;
  • between the ages of 15 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 have previously participated in UNA-Canada’s Green Spaces programme. 

Other Things to Note:

The program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience program.

Green Spaces applications are currently closed. Check back here for updates.

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