EDMONTON – The federal government is helping young graduates in Alberta gain valuable work experience in the clean-growth economy, through the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program.
Science Horizons provides wage subsidies to eligible employers in the environmental and clean-technology sectors to hire recent college and university graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Interns gain experience working on environmental projects lasting six to 12 months. Up to $15,000 in Science Horizons funding is available to employers for interns they hire.
This funding is part of Budget 2017’s additional $395.5‑million investment over three years, starting in 2017–2018, for the Youth Employment Strategy.
This year, Environment and Climate Change Canada will be providing $14 million in wage subsidies to employers across Canada, through the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program. The Program’s funding will support at least 950 internships, including over 65 internships in Alberta.