YCW Program Information for Employers

Summer Jobs

Click here if you seek to hire a student for a summer job

The YCW summer job programs are designed to meet your needs in the arts, heritage, cultural and official languages sectors. Benefits to the employer include:

  • Access to a group of students with skills specifically related to your needs;
  • Helping young Canadians gain practical work experience and develop their skills while enhancing the knowledge and appreciation of Canada’s achievements and cultural heritage;
  • Benefit from a grant that covers a part of the students’ salaries.


Click here if you wish to hire a graduate for an internship

YCW internships are tailored to the arts, heritage, cultural and official languages sectors. Benefits to the employer include:

  • Access to highly qualified young graduates with innovative ideas and competitive skills;
  • Helping to launch careers and promote Canadian culture and heritage;
  • Benefit from subsidies that cover a portion of the internship costs.

An Employer's Success Story…

Alberta Student involved in the Young Canada Works program
[Translation] "Christine St-Arnaud of Trois-Rivières demonstrated all her capabilities with the task at hand, especially considering her great determination to jump out of her home province for the first time in her life! Once she had begun her job, Christine provided flawless and collaborative assistance. She was always first to lend a hand – briefly put, she always did a "little extra" for our small organization. Among her accomplishments are her contributions to our organization: the drafting of company profiles that provide our members with increased visibility, her participation in Global Fest (a multicultural festival in Calgary), recruiting new members, conducting research and document preparation. Additionally, she completed a photo montage that will be used to promote the province during our travel shows on a national and international level. Christine’s stay was brief but intense, and we are very grateful to the Young Canada Works program for allowing us to obtain valuable and quality assistance."

– Julie Fafard, Developmental Tourism Officer, The Economic Development Council of Alberta