Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project

Funded by the Government of Ontario, the Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project (NYGEP) supports newcomer post-secondary students in the GTA to access field trips, experiential learning opportunities and job skills training.

Students will have access to learning opportunities in multiple environmental career pathways, including ecological restoration, water management, green energy/green building and environmental education.

Youth conductiing benthos biomonitoring

Who is Eligible?

  • Must be 18-29 years of age and currently enrolled in an undergraduate college or university program in the GTA.
  • Must have immigrated to Canada within the last 10 years (international students are not eligible).
  • Major focus of study must be in the environmental sector (e.g. Environmental science, engineering, education or studies).

What Do Students Receive?

  • JOB SEARCH AND CORPORATE CULTURE TRAINING:

Six in-class full-day workshops on Saturdays throughout the semester where you will learn about corporate culture and job search skills in the environmental sector. You will prepare your resumes and perfect interview skills.

  • ONLINE TRAINING:

30 hours of existing Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) online training on job search and communication. Topics: labour market, resume targeting, networking, making a good first impression, teamwork, giving and receiving feedback.

  • TECHNICAL TRAINING:

Online technical modules covering: low impact development (LID), environmental legislation.

  • FIELD TRIP:

To Kortright Centre for Conservation.

  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PLACEMENT:

During the reading week, students will be placed with a host employer in one of the four streams for an experiential learning opportunity. The host employer will provide a mentor who will guide a group of five students (per stream) through completion of a real word project.

  • STIPEND

Students will receive a $500 stipend for their participation in the project to offset travel and other related costs to participation. This will be provided at the end of the semester, pending successful attendance and participation.

student takes part in environmental training program


Apply for either the Fall Semester (September to December 2018) or the Winter Semester (January to March 2019)

FALL PROGRAM DATES

Students need to be available on the following dates for the Fall Semester:

  1. Job search and corporate culture training: Saturday September 8 and 22, Saturday October 6 and 20, Saturday November 3 and 24 (all dates in 2018).
  2. Field trip: October 27, 2018.
  3. Group project: Students need to be available in person for the full fall reading week.
  4. End of program gathering: November 30, 2018.

WINTER PROGRAM DATES

Students need to be available on the following dates for the Winter Semester:

  1. Job search and corporate culture training: Saturday January 5, 19 and 26, Saturday February 2 and 23, Saturday March 2 (all dates in 2019).
  2. Field trip: February 16, 2019.
  3. Group project: Students need to be available in person for the full winter reading week.
  4. End of program gathering: March 9, 2019.

students take part in environmental field training

HOW TO APPLY

We are currently recruiting for the following program session dates:

  • September to November 2018
  • January to March, 2019

To be eligible to apply, applicants must register for and participate in a webinar or in-person information session.

Sign up today for an information session to learn more about program eligibility criteria, application procedures and curriculum.

Program Information Sessions

WEBINARS

May 8, 2018, 10 am to 11 am
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May 24, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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June 5, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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June 19, 2018, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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IN-PERSON SESSIONS

May 15, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #1
5100 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
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June 2, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #1
5100 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
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June 14, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #4
5100 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
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June 26, 2018, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #1
5100 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
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QUESTIONS?

Contact Gabriella Balint: GBalint@trca.on.ca
Response within 2 business days.


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