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Building Young Entrepreneurs

UNA Canada BYE

Accelerating green careers for underserved youth

UNA Canada

800+ Youth Served To Date


150+ Business Partners Over The Years


All Across Canada

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In recent years, joining the green workforce has become a much more intricate and competitive process for people interested in environmental sustainability and related fields.

There is a growing demand for skills and work experience among young people entering their careers. At the same time, the demand for green jobs is increasing dramatically with environmental awareness and the need to reduce impact on the planet. However, many young people face barriers to finding employment in this growing sector. 

To address this need, UNA-Canada and RBC Future Launch are excited to announce the Building Young Entrepreneurs (BYE) 2024 – Green Jobs of the Future programme. 


BYE - Green Jobs of the Future is an innovative training and mentorship programme that provides underserved youth ages 19-29 across Canada with skills, professional networks and work experience to succeed in the green job market of the future. 

​About The Programme

This programme includes:


​​​1. Trainin

Workshops & training (online and one in-person experiential learning weekend) 

  • to develop communication, finance, digital engagement for Nature based climate solutions 

  • advances in tech for nature (data management tools for climate and environmental impact reporting) 


​2. Mentorship & networking 

  • Peer-to-peer mentorships and networking opportunities with Canadian companies or policy makers  


3. Work Experience 

  • Option of a 3-6 month paid green work experience 

Registrations for this program are now closed.

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To all potential internship partners:

Consider hiring our participants for paid environmental work experience to make a positive impact and support the next generation. 


  • Internships should last between 3 and 6 months, between now and September 2024.  

  • Internships must be full-time (at least 30 hours per week).

  • Internships can be in-person, remote, or hybrid.  


What's in it for you? 

  • Gain fresh perspectives, support green initiatives, nurture the next generation of sustainability leaders  

  • Receive up to $6,500 in wage subsidies to cover up to 50% of interns' salaries. 


Interested? Contact us today to learn more about this opportunity at


Calling Volunteer Green Sustainability Mentors!

BYE 2024- Green Jobs of the Future is seeking mentors with experience in the green sustainability sector to work with underserved youth.


- Live in Canada 
- Commit 3 hr/mth between March - May 2024 
- Professional experience in the green sustainability sector 
Mentors' responsibilities: 
1. Guide 2 participants, discussing goals and addressing concerns. 
2. Host monthly one-hour online meetings with each mentee from March to May 2024 for personalized support. 
3. Spend up to 30 minutes in meeting preparation before each online session. 

Deadline: February 2, 2024 

For more info :

Apply now to inspire and guide participants!  


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The Building Young Entrepreneurs Experience

BYE IS BACK! Eighty (80) motivated youth will embark on their journeys to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and their new green careers soon!

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Programme Testimonials

« Participating in the BYE programme was an enriching experience for me, and I believe it has played a significant role in my personal growth and professional development. Since completing the programme, I have gone ahead to handle personal projects and even worked on proposals with UNA-Canada. Additionally, I completed my master's degree and secured a job in my field of interest, and I attribute much of my success to the skills and knowledge I acquired during my time in the BYE programme. »

~ Zainab Adedipe

Building Young Entrepreneurs Participant, 2022

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