Green economy to receive big talent boost from $3.7M wage subsidy program – BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada announced the continuation of its Science and Technology Internship Program – Green Jobs (STIP) wage subsidy. This program—funded in part by Natural Resources Canada—further supports a vibrant green economy essential to Canada’s sustainability. The $3.7M in funding will help to replenish the one resource the sector needs to thrive: young, skilled talent.
STIP provides qualified employers up to a maximum of $25,000 per year—$32,000 for youth furthest from employment—for new hires in natural resource-based STEM positions linked to the green economy. The program proved so successful the first two times that renewing it for a third was a necessary step.
“Canada’s green economy is growing rapidly in size, prominence, and importance,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “Extending STIP is an opportunity to ignite the sector’s growth and provide young talent with an access point to a career in the bio-economy.”
Canadian investment in STEM green jobs.