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$ 3 Million Wage Grant Program to Promote a Green Economy with Young STEM Talent | Companies

OTTAWA, Ontario – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Nov. July 2021–

The green economy will seek to continue its rapid growth through an infusion of talented young people as Canada begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. To support this continued advancement, BioTalent Canada announced today that Environment and Climate Change Canada has renewed its funding support for the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program. The $ 3 million commitment will fund 103 internships.

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Science Horizons provides wage subsidies to environmental and clean technology employers for hiring new college graduates. This renewal notice comes weeks after BioTalent Canada published its Growing the Bio-Economy: Youth in Focus report highlighting the success of Science Horizons.

“Science Horizons’ wage grant has been a consistently successful program since 2017,” said Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “Employers in the green economy recognize the high return on investment of the youngest graduates. And as companies continue to operate on razor-sharp budgets, programs like Science Horizons ease the financial constraints of hiring talent who can make valuable contributions. “

Between 2019 and 2021, more than 80 coast-to-coast employers hired young graduates through Science Horizons. And what started as an internship became permanent for 81% of the participants.

One of the main reasons behind the success rate is the immediate impact new hires have on your business. When the hands-on summer program was suspended by COVID-19 restrictions, Juno Garrah, newly hired by Water Rangers, went outside online and helped the organization reach a wider audience than ever before.

“As a small social enterprise, we would not have been able to hire Juno without the grant from BioTalent Canada – and without her creative thinking, we would not have adapted to the new format,” said Kat Kavanagh, founder and executive director of Water Rangers. “Youngsters like Juno bring a different kind of energy for change that can really move you forward.”

To help build Canada’s green economy, Science Horizons Youth Internship offers a wage subsidy of up to 80% for full-time internships of six to twelve months in environmental STEM positions related to the green economy.

Rob Henderson is available for comments.

BioTalent Canada actively accepts applications. More information is available at biotalent.ca/sciencehorizons.

This project was carried out with financial support from: Environment and Climate Change Canada

About BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada supports the people behind life changing science. As a trusted source of labor market information, BioTalent Canada provides bioeconomy stakeholders with evidence-based data and industry-oriented standards. BioTalent Canada is focused on building the intelligence of the industry, bridging the gap between employable talent and employers, and ensuring the long-term agility, resilience and sustainability of one of Canada’s most important sectors.

BioTalent Canada was recently named one of the 50 best workplaces in Canada with 10 to 50 employees and was certified as a Great Place to Work® for 2021. These awards were presented to BioTalent Canada based on thorough and independent survey analysis by Great Place to Work®.

For more information, please visit biotalent.ca.

About Science Horizons’ youth internship program

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is a wage grant initiative designed to help young graduates who wish to work in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) gain work experience in the green economy. To learn more, visit biotalent.ca/sciencehorizons.

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CONTACT: Siobhan Williams William

Director, Marketing and Communication

BioTalent Canada

613-235-1402 ext. 229

[email protected]

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