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Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project


  • WHERE
    Vaughan, ON
  • WHEN
    Short-term

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DESCRIPTION

The Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project (NYGEP) is a powerful, free opportunity for newcomer youth to start or advance a career in the Canadian environmental sector and grow professionally through job skills training, networking events, project placements, mentorship, field trips, and community connections.

What do participants receive?
• VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH AND CORPORATE CULTURE TRAINING
• ONLINE TRAINING
• FIELD TRIPS
• EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLACEMENT
• EDUCATION ON THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CANADA
• CAREER CONNECTIONS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
• … and more!

Visit our website at www.trca.ca/nygep for more details about the program, or to apply today!

Eligibility:
1. Must be 18 to 29 years of age
2. Interested in learning about careers in the environmental sector
3. Must be a newcomer to Canada (less than 10 years) AND any of the following:
• A permanent resident of Canada
• Conditionally approved for permanent residence
• A protected person under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
• A convention refugee selected for resettlement in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
• A live-in caregiver who holds or has received approval of a work permit under section 112 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act OR has received initial approval for permanent residence

Additional Information
NYGEP is a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) initiative, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, that is helping to produce new leaders in conservation. Throughout the five-month part-time program, participants will have access to learning opportunities in the following environmental education career pathways:
• Ecological restoration
• Water management
• Green energy/green building
• Environmental education

Professional Project Placements
Participants will be placed with a host employer in one of the four environmental career pathways (see above) for an experiential learning opportunity. The host employer will provide a mentor who will guide a group of participants (per career pathway) through
completion of a real-world project.

Job Search & Corporate Culture Training
Eight half-day workshops in which you will learn about corporate culture and job search skills in the environmental sector. You will prepare your resumé and perfect your interview skills. Training is delivered one Saturday per week over the first two months of the program.
Dates: Autumn Session (October 16, 2021 - March 12, 2022) *

Online Training
Participants will receive 10 hours of TRCA online training on job search, corporate culture, and communication. Topics include:
• Occupational and labour market research
• Resumé and cover letter formatting and targeting
• Making a good first impression
• Networking
• Teamwork
• Interview/presentation skills
• Performance management

Who You'll be Assisting

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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

To protect, conserve and restore natural resources and develop resilient communities through education, the application of science, community engagement, service excellence and collaboration with our partners.


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Who You'll be Assisting

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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

To protect, conserve and restore natural resources and develop resilient communities through education, the application of science, community engagement, service excellence and collaboration with our partners.