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ECO Canada is partnering with Riipen, the leading work-integrated learning platform, to provide dynamic pathways to Canada’s environmental sector. Through hands-on, employer-led projects, this collaboration will help aspiring eco-professionals pave their way for success with in-demand skills and work experience. From environmental protection and sustainability, to research, policy, and public awareness, Pathways to Environmental Careers provides accessible internships to support a more inclusive and thriving environmental workforce. 

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All ECO Pathways projects can be completed 100% remotely. With direct integrations to Google Meet and Zoom, all of your meetings can be hosted online from anywhere in the country.

Work from anywhere

Environmental projects to match your skills & career goals

Browse internships projects from categories including but not limited to sustainability strategy, clean tech, training and education, conservation, research, resource management, and advocacy. 

Once your project is over, give feedback to your employer partner and get it in return to display on LinkedIn or your resume.

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You’ll receive a $1,500 stipend on completing your project. Remember, you’ll need to declare this taxable income with the CRA.

6-week remote paid internships to connect with employers, build your portfolio, and showcase your skills from January to March 2024

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are the Terms and Conditions for the program ?

In an effort to create a good experience for all parties, we have Terms and Conditions. Please take a moment to read through them. You will be asked to sign the T&Cs agreement before you can apply to an employer project. You can find the T&Cs here

How many projects can I complete?

Learners can only complete 1 ECO Pathways project. Each project is 80 hours in length and can be completed over the course of 2-6 weeks.

How are learners paid? How long does it take?

Each Learner will be paid for the project in the form of a stipend. Each learner is required to complete 80-hours of work and the program exit survey to receive their $1500 stipend. Pathways to Environmental Careers operates on a 21 day payout period for learners completing employers projects. Your stipend will begin to be processed when the employer you worked with provides feedback on your project submission.

Eligibility criteria 

  • Currently seeking employment in environmental roles.
  • Be 18 years of age or above and with a high school diploma.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Read the full eligibility requirements and Terms & Conditions

Each project is 80 hours in length and completed over a 2-6 week period

Short-term, Big impact