Green Pathways for Small Communities

Green Pathways for Small Communities (GPSC) helps rural, remote, and northern communities strengthen their economies and prepare for a sustainable future.

Over 9 months, colleges and institutes will work with employers and community organizations in at least seven rural, remote, and northern communities to identify skills gaps, create tailored training solutions, and enhance green workforce planning.

The training solutions created will support the community’s transition towards a greener economy, while close collaboration with employers will ensure they have the skilled workforce necessary to grow and remain competitive in emerging sectors.

Over 120 people in communities with a population of less than 10,000 will receive free skills training to enhance their employment profiles, including 75% from groups traditionally underrepresented in the workforce.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 13
Climate Action
We are Canada’s skills solution. Our national programs and projects give learners of all ages the tools to meet labour market needs and help drive economic growth. We work across all sectors and give learners accessible opportunities to learn new skills, strengthen the skills they already have, and put their skills to use in new ways.

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Green Pathways for Small Communities is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).