The Government of Canada announced the Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy (CCSTGE) Scholarships program in 2020. The program provides students from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states with short-term exchange opportunities at publicly funded Canadian colleges and institutes. The scholarships support college-level students in programs or disciplines linked to the green economy, or with elements related to sustainability, combating environmental degradation, and/or regenerative practices. This could include, but is not limited to: climate-smart agriculture, sustainable culinary practices, renewable energy, and sustainable building techniques, among others.
The Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships is a Short-term Exchange Program under Global Affairs Canada’s International Scholarships Program.
To be eligible, you must be:
✔ a citizen of a CARICOM member state
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, or Trinidad and Tobago
✔ a student enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution (College or Institute) in an eligible country/territory
✔ paying tuition fees to that institution at the time of application and for the full duration of your exchange
Students are not eligible for this scholarship if:
you hold or have a pending application for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
you are already participating in a scholarship program funded by the Government of Canada
you are already enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at a Canadian post-secondary institution
Canadian post-secondary institutions interested in hosting students must:
✔ be a Designated Learning Institution (DLI)
✔ have a valid student exchange agreement with the student’s home institution that waives tuition fees for scholarship recipients.