CALGARY, Alberta — ECO Canada’s Environmental Immigrant Bridging Program, a pilot undertaking funded by the Authorities of Canada’s International Credential Recognition Program, is distributing $300,000 in wage funding help to employers for hiring newcomers into their first Canadian work expertise, in an environmental function. So far, 100% of the newcomers who’ve reached the top of this system have maintained full-time employment.
This program provides eligible employers as much as 50% of a newcomer’s wage (as much as $10,000) for a 6-month interval in a brand new, full-time, environmentally associated place. It additionally offers employability coaching to assist help the newcomer of their job search and to develop abilities desired by employers. The mixed funding and coaching method helps newcomers break down entry boundaries and set up themselves in a long-term profession that leverages their skillset and information.
An estimated 22% of the environmental sector might be retiring within the subsequent eight years leaving a big job hole of mid to senior stage experience. Newcomers can present the talents essential to fill these gaps and produce a various perspective to trade. This program permits employers to faucet into new recruitment alternatives and construct capability inside their group. Considered one of our employers exclaimed, “I really like that this program helped me discover a candidate with superior credentials and an eagerness to contribute. As a rising group, we consistently battle to search out the appropriate stability between our present sources and our ambitions for progress. This program relieves a number of the monetary danger of rising our group.” – Melanie Veltman, Director, Analysis & Knowledge, Environmental Danger Info Companies (ERIS)
Many environmental job seekers have come to Canada in search of a brand new begin, however they’re left struggling to search out work in a discipline during which they’re obsessed with and have huge expertise. “My journey to this point in Canada has been nothing however difficult. Nevertheless, the help I obtained via ECO Canada is an enormous enhance to my morale. The work you do goes a great distance in impacting and shaping the lives of newcomers to Canada. “ – Hari Pemmaraju, B.Eng., M.Sc.
This employment program was designed to enhance alternatives for brand new Canadians struggling to search out significant work that’s commensurate with their abilities and background, and it permits employers to develop their groups with much less danger. “This pilot has been such an enormous success; it has paved the way in which for newcomers to land nice jobs and for employers to obtain extremely expert and educated expertise that begin contributing instantly to their new locations of employment within the Canadian environmental sector. It’s precisely the type of programming that the federal government must proceed investing in in order that newcomers can transition into the office way more rapidly and useful for all of Canadian society” stated Erin Donais, Senior Supervisor of Coaching Applications at ECO Canada.
By means of this program, we had been in a position to create a complete on-line coaching program for brand new Canadians who’re occupied with getting into the Canadian environmental sector. If you’re occupied with studying extra about this system, please go to the coaching part of our web site at www.eco.ca.
About ECO Canada
For over 20 years, ECO Canada has studied the environmental labour market and examined methods to enhance entry for brand new graduates and people getting into mid-career. The information it collects offers insights on inexperienced profession developments, from high jobs to abilities gaps to high-growth sectors.
This undertaking is funded partially by the Authorities of Canada’s International Credential Recognition Program
Erin Donais, Sr Supervisor of Coaching Applications