The Mitacs Career Connect program is currently offering opportunities for projects that aim to protect the environment, create positive environmental outcomes, or address an environmental or climate change-related challenge. The program provides a 50 per cent employment subsidy to eligible organizations for a six-month green project that offers STEM-career experience for a young graduate. Sustainable planning and urban design, including Passive House projects, are eligible funding areas.
Organizations interested in hiring a post-secondary graduate can be sole proprietors; for-profit organizations; provincial, territorial, regional, or municipal governments; post-secondary institutions; non-governmental organizations, or; Indigenous organizations.
Students hired must be graduates of post-secondary education (college, undergraduate, master or PhD), Canadian Citizens, and under 30 years old.
Companies have until March 15, 2018, to apply to Mitacs with their project. Funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.