Green Jobs

Strengthening the Mining Industry Labour Market

Overview

MiHR’s Green Jobs Program helps job-ready youth gain relevant and meaningful work experience in mining through paid placements or training opportunities that focus on clean technology and innovation, and ultimately provide an environmental benefit to Canada. Placements are delivered through MiHR-approved hiring organizations whose work processes affect positive environmental outcomes.

MiHR will provide 25 meaningful placements of up to 12 months in duration in the mining sector linked to the green economy.

The Green Jobs program provides 80% of participant’s compensation to a maximum of $25,000 for job-ready youth and $32,000 for youth furthest from employment (Indigenous youth, youth in northern regions, rural and remote communities and youth with disabilities).

Contact jgraves@mihr.ca for more information.

Application Form

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Download the form to apply.

Applicant Guide

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Frequently asked questions about the Green Jobs Program.

The Green Jobs Program helps job-ready youth gain relevant and meaningful work experience in mining through paid placements or training opportunities that focus on clean technology and innovation, and ultimately provide an environmental benefit to Canada.

MiHR’s Green Jobs Program (FAQ)

How does the process work?

Organizations meeting the eligibility criteria must submit an application form within the application deadline. MiHR will review all applications received, advising all applicants within 10 business days of the application deadline if their organization has been approved.

Once an approved organization (now referred to as a hiring organization) has found a participant to fill the approved placement, MiHR will email the following documents:

  • Hiring organization agreement
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form
  • Participation Information Form (PIF) to start the placement
  • Specific compensation payment details

Hiring organizations will need to sign and send the agreement, signed participant information form (PIF), EFT form and void cheque.

What information do employers need to provide on the application?

A detailed job description, training plan, recruitment plan, and participant compensation costs are required. Participant compensation costs include participant wages, MERC’s (e.g., EI, CPP, vacation pay) as well as training and placement related costs.

What information do employers need to include in the job description?

In addition to day-to-day responsibilities please ensure that your job description includes the environmental impact of the role. This is especially important in instances where the day-to-day responsibilities are not clearly environment-related.

What do you define as full-time?

A full-time position is considered to be at least 30 hours per week. Rotational (fly in fly out, or FIFO) jobs are considered full-time if the average weekly number of hours worked is at least 30 hours.

How much money will my organization receive?

Eighty percent of a participant’s compensation to a maximum of $25,000 for job-ready youth and $32,000 is available for youth furthest from employment (Indigenous youth, youth in northern regions, rural and remote communities and youth with disabilities).

How long will it take to process my application?

We’ll review your application and email you within 10 business days if you are approved. If the application is incomplete or unclear we will ask you to email us more information.

Can employers hire a participant that has previously worked for the organization?

No, the participant cannot be a former employee of your organization.

Can employers apply for more than one position?

Yes, but each job opportunity requires a separate application.

Are there exceptions to the eligibility requirements?

No. The eligibility requirements are set out by Natural Resources Canada.

What documentation do employers and participants need to provide at the end of the placement?

At the end of the placement, both the hiring organization and the participant will need to complete a post-placement questionnaire. The hiring organization will also be required to provide earnings statements or other documentation to support the final payment of the wage subsidy.

Funding for this initiative is provided by the Government of Canada through
Natural Resources Canada’s Science and Technology Internship Program.

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