Business & Policy
“Green” job opportunities for youth in agriculture
By Top Crop Manager
Apr. 18, 2016 - The federal government is providing a one-year investment of up to $1.9 million for the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative to attract youth to green jobs within the agriculture and agri-food sector.
The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will help fund internships for post-secondary graduates working in the agriculture industry. These internships would include activities or projects that benefit the environment.
Under the initiative, support is available to fund internships both on the farm, and with organizations engaged in the agriculture and agri-food sector to help attract youth to green jobs.
The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative falls under the Youth Employment Strategy (YES), a government-wide initiative to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.
More information is available here.