Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative

The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative application period is now closed.

New applications will be accepted on January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Projects can start on April 1, 2018 with the possibility of starting earlier based on available funding. Projects must also be completed by March 31, 2019.

The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will help fund internships for post-secondary graduates and high school students working in the agriculture industry. These internships would include activities or projects that benefit the environment.

Funding is available through the following two streams:

  1. Green Farms Stream: Farm operators could receive up to a maximum of $10,000 per youth intern, 30 years old or younger, including high school students to implement projects that are environmentally beneficial.
  2. Green Internships Stream: Employers in the agricultural sector but not directly on farm could receive up to a maximum of $16,000 per post-secondary graduate intern to undertake environmental activities, services or research that will benefit the agriculture sector.
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