Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project

Published on August 25, 2021

The Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project (NYGEP) is a powerful opportunity for newcomer youth ages 18-29 to start or advance a career in the Canadian environmental sector and grow professionally through job skills training, networking events, project placements, mentorship, field trips, and community connections.

NYGEP is a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) initiative, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, that is helping to produce new leaders in conservation.

Throughout the five-month part-time program, participants will have access to learning opportunities in different environmental career pathways such as, ecological restoration, water management, green energy/green building, and environmental education. 


  • Must be 18 to 29 years of age
  • Interested in learning about careers in the environmental sector
  • Must be a newcomer to Canada1
  • Must be any of the following:
    1. A permanent resident of Canada
    2. Conditionally approved for permanent residence
    3. A protected person under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
    4. A convention refugee selected for resettlement in Canada by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
    5. A person who entered Canada through the Live-in Caregiver Program and holds or has received approval for a work permit under section 112 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act OR has received initial approval for permanent residence

The Fall 2021 registration page is now open to applications from eligible residents. During the five-month program, participants will be provided with job search and corporate culture training, networking opportunities, project placements with an industry mentor, career coaching, virtual field trips and, resume and cover-letter targeting.

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