August 1, 2016

Fed program supports ag jobs

Canada’s Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will provide $1.9 million to help farmers, non-profits and other organizations involved in the agriculture sector create jobs for post-secondary graduates who are 30-years-old or younger and want to work in agriculture. Green Jobs offer farmers funding of up to 50 per cent (up to $10,000 per worker) of the cost of hiring young interns for environmentally beneficial projects. Green Internships offer organizations up to 50 per cent of the cost of hiring young workers (up to $16,000 per intern) for environmental activities, services or research that will benefit the agriculture sector. Non-profits with five employees or less may be eligible for funding of up to 80 per cent. For both streams, projects must be completed before March 31, 2017. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit or call 1-866-452-5558.