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Young Canada Works Job Programs




Youth between the ages of 16 and 30

What should I know about this program?

Are you between the ages of 16 and 30? Are you looking for a summer/short-term job in the fields of heritage or official languages? Look no further, Young Canada Works is for you! YCW is committed to the principles of representativity and employment equity, and will prioritize Indigenous youth and youth that are part of an equity-deserving group

Youth can access three programs via the Young Canada Works Job Program:

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (YCWHO) is an employment program that offers students like you the opportunity to improve your skills while acquiring practical knowledge in the heritage field. This includes, but is not limited to, museums, archives, libraries and heritage sites.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages (YCWBOL) is an employment program for youth like you. It offers you opportunities in diverse sectors of the economy, with organizations that work in both official languages or in an official-language minority community. You can gain practical work experience while improving your second language skills, or reinforcing your first official language in an Official Language Minority Community.

Languages at Work is designed for youth who completed the Explore program (second language enhancement) and offers them unique opportunities to continue learning their second language in a professional context.

YCWHO and YCWBOL jobs last from six to 16 weeks. Youth may work full-time or part-time.

Am I eligible to apply?

You're eligible to apply if you...

  1. Are between the ages of 16 and 30 at the start of the job
  2. Are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status
  3. Are legally entitled to work in Canada

Here's what previous participants did!

  • Virtual Heritage Programmer: Created a virtual tour of museum galleries as well as virtual summer camps for continued public engagement.
  • Education and rehabilitation center: Helped rehabilitate injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife for their return to the wild. Gave educational tours to visitors in the second official language, helping to strengthen language and public speaking skills.
  • Participant Coordinator (Arts): Contributed to the mandate of training, creating and performing music and dance. Supervised teams, planned concerts, and was in charge of internal communication.
  • Student Architect: Conducted a study on adaptive reuse of heritage buildings as part of an initiative to reduce carbon emissions.

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