Info-Employers – Build for the Future as You Help Young Graduates Build Careers

Please choose one of the following programs that best fits the nature and the needs of your organization. Once you have reviewed the employer eligibility criteria for the program of your choice, return to the YCW Login Page to register, complete a job application, and submit it to the appropriate Delivery Organization.

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French (YCWBCEF)

This program consists of international internships only.

Your organization is eligible if it:

  • Is a private, public or non-profit organization with opportunities to build advanced skills through internships;
  • Is incorporated;
  • Is stable and in good financial health;
  • Runs activities in both official languages. Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to, language schools, publishers, educational institutions, translation firms, visual and performing arts, film and video companies, and cultural and heritage organizations.

Your organization is not eligible if it is:

  • A federal department, federal agency or a Crown Corporation;
  • A provincial or territorial government department.

Employer's advantage:

  • To gain access to young graduates with competitive skills, fresh ideas and the ability to work in both English and French.

Objectives for Interns:

  • To make the transition from college/university to the workplace;
  • To hone their professional skills and establish contacts.

Duration:

  • Internships can last from 4 to 12 consecutive months. Interns must work 30 to 40 hours per week.

Note: Preference will be given to employers who offer an internship for a 6 to 12 month period.

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

This program supports several types of internships, including:

  • Internships in Canada
    • Heritage fields related to working in a museum, archives, library or heritage site (24)
    • Conservation sciences (2)
    • Arts administration or an arts practice project (20)
  • International museology internships (up to 4)

Note: For international museology internships, the program only accepts applications from Canadian museums and related heritage organizations which, in collaboration with a museum or related heritage organization situated outside Canada, propose a museology internship project taking place, in part or in whole, at the foreign host organization. For all questions and to discuss your project, please contact the Canadian Museums Association by telephone at 613-567-0099 or by email at ycw@museums.ca.

Your organization is eligible if it is:

  • An incorporated, non-profit organization in Canada with a heritage mandate, such as a museum*, archives, library, or an organization managing a heritage site**;
  • An educational or cultural institution that has distinct objectives, programs and budget related to heritage;
  • A non-profit organization, under a provincial, territorial, regional or municipal government, that has distinct objectives, programs and budget related to heritage;
  • A professional heritage service organization;
  • An Aboriginal regional government or governing body (band/tribal council) and/or Aboriginal organization with a mandate to preserve and support Aboriginal heritage; and
  • Stable and financially healthy.

*Note: For the purposes of this program, a museum is defined as a permanent institution that collects, preserves and makes accessible to the public heritage resources, which it holds in trust for society.  Eligible applicants include art galleries, cultural centres, natural history museums, historical and heritage societies, science centres, zoos, aquaria, botanical/heritage gardens, insectaria and herbaria.

**Note: The term "heritage site" includes monuments, architectural heritage, historic and archaeological sites or elements or structures of an archaeological nature, which are of historical, aesthetic, ethnological or anthropological value. Naturally-occurring landscapes and related nature conservation organizations are not eligible under this program. (Please consult the Environment Canada website at http://www.ec.gc.ca for alternative programs, such as the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program ).

If you apply to the Cultural Human Resource Council (CHRC), your project must also:

  • Have an arts administration or arts practice dimension.

Your organization is not eligible if it is:

  • A federal department, federal agency or a Crown Corporation;
  • A provincial or territorial government department;
  • For-profit; or
  • A non-profit organization, with a heritage mandate in support of a federal entity, that is operationally dependent on the federal entity by virtue of its administrative and/or contractual relationship.

Employer's advantage:

  • To gain access to a pool of young talented candidates dedicated to creating a better understanding and appreciation of Canada and its rich cultural heritage.

Objectives for Interns:

  • To make the transition from college or university to the workplace;
  • To make the transition from college or university to the workplace to hone their professional skills and begin a career in the heritage, arts and cultural sectors.

Duration:

  • Internships can last from 4 to 12 consecutive months. Interns must work 30 to 40 hours per week. Note: Interns with a disability are eligible for part-time work.

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