Info-Employers – Hiring a Student for the Summer

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 funding application, and submit it to the appropriate Delivery Organization.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages (YCWBOL)

Your organization is eligible if it:

  • Is a private, public, non-profit organization, or a municipality;
  • Is incorporated;
  • Is involved in national, provincial, territorial, municipal or community activities;
  • Is willing to hire young people from other regions of Canada;
  • Conducts activities in both official languages; and
  • Is stable and in good financial health.

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 a group of students with skills specifically related to your needs.

Objectives for Students:

  • To further improve their second language skills;
  • To exercise their skills and experience;
  • To acquire work experience in their field of study;
  • To explore career opportunities in fields requiring knowledge of both official languages.

Duration:

  • Jobs can last from 6 to 16 weeks. Students must work 30 to 40 hours per week. Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work.

Note: To enable geographic mobility within the YCW in Both Official Languages program, priority will be given to employers who hire a student with a permanent residence of 125 km or more from their place of work. YCWBOL will pay for one round trip between the student's residence and workplace and offers an allowance for housing costs incurred by a participant who has to pay for rent.

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (YCWHO)

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;
  • 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 or archaeological site 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 Environment Canada website at www.ec.gc.ca for alternative programs, such as the Science Horizon Youth Internship Program ).

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;
  • 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 advantages:

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

Objectives for Students:

  • To build skills and gain practical work experience in a heritage-related field;
  • To have opportunities to work and network with professionals in the heritage sector; and
  • To increase their knowledge and appreciation of significant local and national achievements.

Duration:

  • Jobs can last from 6 to 16 weeks. Students must work 30 to 40 hours per week. Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work.

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