Green Jobs Initiative

National Perspective

2018-2019Green Jobs Initiative

National Perspective

The CPRA Green Jobs Initiative provided much-needed financial support to municipalities, Indigenous communities and other sector organizations to develop green initiatives, advance their green priorities and create new green jobs for youth.

By The Numbers

678

number of new green jobs created

2.3 M

dollars invested in youth

283,871

number of hours youth spent working new green jobs

Green Jobs Initiative

Letter From The National Program Manager

Youth Engagement

The CPRA Green Jobs Initiative supported a diverse group of young Canadians to be engaged in communities across Canada. This program has started to build a generation of youth who value nature close to home, and will hopefully pursue an opportunity to build a career in the green jobs sector.

50%

of youth hired were women

22%

of youth hired reported identifying with at least one Indigenous group

19%

of youth hired reported French as their first language

10%

of youth hired reported being from a visible minority population

2%

of youth hired reported having a disability

Q: How connected are you to your community?

Before their green job

40%

of respondents said they were either somewhat connected or very connected to their community
After their green job

90%

of respondents said they were either somewhat connected or very connected to their community

Q: How likely are you to pursue a career in the green job sector?

Before their green job

39%

of respondents said they were either somewhat likely or very likely to pursue a career in the green job sector
After their green job

62%

of respondents said they were either somewhat likely or very likely to pursue a career in the green job sector

Q: How strong are your green career-related skills?

Before their green job

38%

of respondents said they had either somewhat strong or very strong green skills
After their green job

89%

of respondents said they had either somewhat strong or very strong green skills

" This was by far the best experience I could have had this past summer. My time in my green youth job was so helpful to my personal development and pushed me one step further towards a career path I would really enjoy. This job completely changed my opinion of this career and really brought me closer to my community. "

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