About Young Canada Works

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The 2016 Campaign has begun. Please visit our How To Apply page for more information on how you can participate in Young Canada Works and to learn about the new deadlines to submit an application.

Summer Jobs and Internships: A Great Idea that Really Works!

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers students and recent graduates the chance to put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn money for their education or get started on the right career path.

Eligible employers may benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills. YCW subsidies to eligible employers enable the creation of around  2,300 job opportunities per year in the fields of heritage, arts, culture and official languages.

With a variety of exciting programs tailored to job seekers and employers, YCW offers the best of both worlds. So put a great idea to work and take up the YCW challenge!

Young Canada Works sponsors two summer job programs for students:

Young Canada Works also sponsors two internship programs for unemployed or underemployed college or university graduates:

How to Apply

Please click here for more information on How to Apply to YCW.

About YCW

Young Canada Works, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage was created in 1996 to help young Canadians develop work skills and on-the-job experience.

YCW is part of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, which is committed to helping young people – students and graduates – particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, experience and ability they need to enter Canada's workforce.