Climate Jobs

Youth Climate Corps: Climate Action Outreach Coordinator 

From the Youth Climate Corps: The Outreach Coordinator will identify potential partnerships and affiliations with existing organizations to enhance the expansion of Youth Climate Corps nationally. Location: remote, anywhere in Canada. Term: contract until September 30th, possibility of extension.

Master of Sustainability in Energy Security – Indigenous Scholarships

From Indigenous Energy Network/University of Saskatchewan: 10+ partial and full scholarships are available for Indigenous students. Aimed at developing energy champions to lead the clean energy transition. 

Executive Director, Leadnow 

From Leadnow: We are looking for an Executive Director to lead one of Canada’s most high-impact and far-reaching progressive campaigning organisations into a new decade. With many ongoing policy, awareness and issues campaigns, Leadnow connects a community of more than 600,000 Canadians with an annual budget of $1.5 million+. With organizing, technology and unionized staff working a 4-day work week, the new Executive Director will be in a unique position to effect change in Canada. Based in Vancouver or Toronto.

Graduate student opportunities

From the Climate Research Lab at SFU: We are seeking Master’s and Doctoral students interested in pursuing research in the areas listed on the Research site. Inquiries are welcomed from students of a variety of science backgrounds, including atmospheric science, oceanography, earth science, physical geography, physics or related disciplines. 

GreenPAC’s Parliamentary Internship for the Environment – Apply by May 1st

From Green-PAC: Since 2018, the GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship for the Environment program has sought to equip the next generation of environmental leaders with invaluable skills, experience, and political know-how to drive change. The Parliamentary Internship for the Environment program runs from September 2022 to June 2023. Interns receive a monthly stipend of $2,750, for a total of $27,500 over the 10-months of the program. 

Climate Change Specialist: Municipality of North Cowichan

The Climate Change Specialist will direct, coordinate and implement the Municipality’s Climate Action and Energy Plan and energy and sustainability programs across all departments and the community. 

BC Climate Emergency Campaign Coordinator (Part-time)

From the BC Climate Emergency Campaign: We are a collective effort of BC organizations. More than 310 diverse arts, business, community, environment, faith, health, Indigenous, labour, seniors, and youth organizations have signed an open letter calling on the BC government to confront the climate emergency by implementing ten urgent climate actions. This is a half-time position for one year (with possibility for renewal if funding permits), so the prorated base pay is $34,000 for the year.

Study on climate change, emotions and coping – a Call for Youth aged 18-24

From Cat Abreu, Destination Zero: We are seeking participants who have led or organized a climate activist event; participated in a climate activist initiative; or who have not been involved or do not have a lot of knowledge about the climate crisis. The focus of our project is to evaluate how climate change affects young people’s emotional wellbeing in Canada. This study is led by Dr. Stefania Maggi (Carleton University). It involves one 60-minute focus group on Zoom with other young people, focused on how climate change makes you feel, and what you do to cope with these emotions. Participants will receive a $25.00 e-gift card or can donate it to a charity or climate initiative of your choice. Once we receive your submission, we will reach out  to schedule a time for the focus group. 

 Indigenous Climate Action Communications Manager

From Indigenous Climate Action (ICA): We are looking for someone who is ambitious, personable and passionately committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as our Communications Manager. Work from home, priority to Indigenous people who live in so-called Canada.

 Indigenous Climate Action Executive Assistant

From Indigenous Climate Action (ICA): We are looking for someone who is ambitious, personable and passionately committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as our Executive Assistant. Work from home, priority to Indigenous people who live in so-called Canada.

 Riding Organizer: West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country NDP

From Avi Lewis: In 2021, the NDP surged in this coastal riding. Avi Lewis ran as a Green New Deal/Climate Justice NDP candidate, nearly doubling the percentage by winning 7,000 more votes than in 2019. The riding association is now hiring a  Riding Organizer, who will be responsible for day-to-day voter identification, outreach and capacity-building for the next federal election. This is a 12-week renewable contract for 25 hours/week. The position cannot be done remotely – candidates need to be based in the riding of West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country, or at least in the city of Vancouver. 

 BC Government climate-related jobs 

 Climate Reality Project Volunteer Regional Organizer

From Climate Reality Project Canada: We are seeking a volunteer Regional Organizer for the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Regional Organizers are the backbone of the Community Climate Hubs network, helping to organize citizen-led climate action groups, build partnerships with local groups, and lead local campaigns. Selected candidates will be informed on a rolling basis starting January 17th. 

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 Legally-Minded Climate Volunteers Wanted

From the Sabin Center: Climate litigation is exponentially growing worldwide, and the Sabin Center is building a network of scholars who can act as national rapporteurs to inform our global climate litigation database. We need volunteers who will analyze current cases in the Sabin Center’s database to see if there are any missing cases, update the Sabin Center, and help identify any relevant documents related to climate litigation. If you are interested, please fill out this form. Questions? Contact Maria Antonia Tigre,    

 The BC Community Climate Funding Guide 

From CleanBC: A simpler way for local governments and Indigenous communities to find funding for their climate action projects. Maybe you’re a grant writer looking for funding to add heat pumps to a community building. Or a mayor preparing your town to cope with future wildfires. Or a sustainability manager implementing active transportation projects. 

 Work to Grow

Created in partnership with Parks Canada, Work to Grow connects Black, Indigenous and other racialized youth to jobs that promote or protect nature and offers funds of up to 50% of wages for individuals employed through the program. We’re looking for partners offering meaningful work for the next generation of nature lovers. There’s still time for organizations to get involved for the Fall and Winter terms! Do you know an organization or youth that could benefit? 

 Indigenous Climate Action Youth Mental Wellness Honorarium

From Indigenous Climate Action: The Youth Mental Wellness Honorarium pilot program helps Indigenous Youth who are taking on the ancestral work of land, air and water protection on the frontlines – or through climate justice organizing – in finding pathways to nurture their wellness. Indigenous Youth who have been engaged in climate justice organizing or frontline activism can apply to help alleviate financial pressure while trying to prioritize their wellness. The Honorarium is a $250 financial award.