PROJECT LEARNING TREE (PLT) CANADA

believes in a society that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests and the great outdoors. PLT Canada is committed to using the outdoors to engage youth in learning about the world around them—in rural, Indigenous, and urban communities—and advancing environmental literacy, stewardship, and career pathways using trees and forests as windows on the world.

Since 2018, PLT Canada has placed youth in over 3,000 Green Jobs and supported over 200 employers with wage matching across the country. Youth gained valuable experience that will help them pursue careers as foresters, wildlife biologists, Indigenous knowledge coordinators, hydrologists, park rangers, and much more. Even more, in a traditionally male-dominated sector, PLT Canada has achieved gender balance in the job placements. PLT Canada provides support to Indigenous youth and others facing employment barriers.
PLT Canada is supported in part by the Government of Canada and is delivered by the strong networks of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Canadian Parks Council.

FUNDING FOR GREEN JOBS

Project Learning Tree Canada offers a 50% wage match to employers hiring youth into forest, conservation and parks jobs. The jobs inspire leadership in forest stewardship, foster a passion for science-based research and education, and help youth gain skills and experience so they can transition successfully into future job markets. Green Jobs are considered positions that contribute positively to increasing sustainability in the forest, conservation and parks sectors. Positions may have a strong outdoor component and have a focus on resource management, conservation, and/or environmental education. Jobs must be a new positions, indicating that the funding is increasing the capacity of the organization to hire more youth and work experience must take place in Canada. Learn more.

Funding for Employers

FUNDING FOR EMPLOYERS

Register now to access a 50% wage-match to employers hiring youth aged 15-30 into Green Jobs.
First Nations Businesses Eligible

INDIGENOUS EMPLOYERS

Indigenous Nations, businesses and community-serving non-profits are eligible for funding!
SFI Network Green Jobs Guidance

SFI NETWORK GUIDANCE FOR 50% WAGE-MATCH

Find out the requirements and eligibility for a 50% wage-match to support green job placements for youth.

GREEN JOBS EMPLOYER WEBINARS

PLT Canada’s Green Jobs Employer Series is a collection of webinars that provide employers with tools to more effectively support all youth on their green career pathways. Learn more.

NEW WAYS TO ATTRACT DIVERSE GREEN JOB CANDIDATES

Attracting qualified youth, women, new Canadians, and Indigenous People is a priority for the forest and conservation sector.

MAKE BETTER HIRING DECISIONS WHEN STAFFING YOUR GREEN JOB

Making the wrong hiring decision is expensive. Avoid paying for lower productivity, more turnover, and multiple hiring cycles by making better hiring decisions.

CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE FOR YOUR GREEN WORKPLACE

Strong recruitment and hiring processes are not enough if we don’t retain our new workers. But what really engages them and motivates them to stay?

MENTORSHIP FOR YOUTH IN THE FOREST AND CONSERVATION SECTOR

Our mentorship program connects youth directly to forest and conservation sector professionals. Our industry-leading platform leverages an algorithm that matches people based on personalities, learning styles, goals, locations, interests, and existing skills. This helps build successful, productive and trusting relationships. Together, our mentors and mentees work on goals that challenge them and help them to grow based on shared and ever-changing perspectives. We nurture their relationships further by providing communication tips, networking advice, and problem-solving tools. Learn More.

Mentorship in Youth

I WANT A MENTOR

A mentor can help you build confidence, network, develop green career pathways, and more.
Being a mentor

I WANT TO BE A MENTOR

Being a mentor can help foster growth of your sector, share knowledge, recruit employees, and more.
Mentorship Webinar Series

#MYGREENJOB MENTORSHIP CONVERSATIONS WEBINARS

Hear from a panel of mentees and mentors about their experience in our #MyGreenMentor Program.

RESOURCES

David Folkerson
Director, Communications
613-565-0627
Apply to be a Mentor

APPLY TO BE A MENTOR
PLT Canada is accepting mentor applications for its second cohort beginning January 2021. As a Mentor you would be committed to a six-month program with one bright and passionate individual interested in the forest and conservation sector.

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Government of Canada COVID-19 measures delivering support for young people this fall

FEATURED ARTICLE

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA COVID-19 MEASURES DELIVERING SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE THIS FALL
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth, with many seeing their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans disappear. To help our country’s young people during this unprecedented time, the Government of Canada introduced a comprehensive emergency support package earlier this year.

David Folkerson
Director, Communications
613-565-0627
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