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Job Posting: UN Canada Green Corps

November 16, 2016
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CGC provides remarkable four -month work-integrated learning opportunities for talented young Canadians with various organizations around the country that have concern about the environment , or would like to improve their environmental sustainability. CGC participants will work with various companies, governments, associations, universities and civil society organizations in CGC’s cities of focus: Vancouver, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. These are paid positions. In addition to valuable work experience, CGC participants may assist their employer organizations and communities in reducing their environmental footprint and increasing overall sustainability. Additionally, CGC participants may identify and address environmental “quick wins” in their communities and workplaces over the course of their placement.

UNA-Canada requests applications from diverse academic backgrounds, including: Marketing and communication, business, policy and governance, research, sciences, trade/technical certificates, law, engineering, arts and music, information technology, among others.

UNA-Canada’s CGC provides successful applicants with invaluable, demanding, deeply meaningful work-integrated learning experience as well as a proven bridge to employment. CGC provides professional development training & support including: job readiness, professional resume preparation; access to our exclusive mentorship programme before, during and after their placements. UNA-Canada is proud to be part of the professional development of youth across the country. CGC participants will play important roles in Canada’s greenhouse gas and greening efforts for years to come, as well as contributing in many ways to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. 

UNA-Canada, with a mandate to Grow Global Citizens, has developed CGC to provide innovative work- integrated learning experiences to talented young Canadians, and to provide this disciplined experience and career bridge.

Eligibility

To be part of the Canada Green Corps, Youth must be:

  • between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits;
  • must be able to commit to a full-time job placement;
  • Unemployed or underemployed.
    *Note: Underemployment exists when employed persons are A) working part-time, or B) working in a field that does not utilize their academic qualifications, thus, not attaining their full employment level.

CGC is securing a wide variety of employers at the moment. Correspondingly, UNA-Canada encourages applicants with diverse academic backgrounds and professional aspirations to apply. Applicants should at a minimum have completed high school, but applicants with college, CEGEP, diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD qualifications to apply. Some fields that CGC has positions for are: Marketing and communications, engineering, community engagement/education, information technology, art and music, trade/technical, business/economics, research, policy and governance, law, and the sciences to name a few.

The call for applications is now open for those applicants who are available for a placement starting January 30th, 2017. The call for applications will close 25 November 2016 at 11:59 pm, PST. For more details and to apply please see here.

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