Info-Participants – Sign On For An Amazing Summer Job Experience!

Are you a current high school, college, CEGEP or university student looking for a summer job that is relevant to your studies? A summer job can be more than just a way to earn money. YCW offers a range of opportunities. You might organize cultural or recreational projects in a heritage organization. Or you may gain practical work experience while improving your second-language skills. Or you might learn new skills in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. Apply and gain valuable experience, establish contacts within the workplace, and have fun this summer!

General Student Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW;
  • have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job;
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.

Note: Students with a disability are eligible for part-time work.

YCW in Both Official Languages

Objective:

Acquire work experience related to your studies and explore career opportunities while improving your second-language skills. You could also have a great geographic exchange experience and develop a network in official language minority communities.

You are eligible if you:

Priority will be given to students who must travel at least 125 km from their permanent residence to their job site.

Priority will also be given to candidates who have not previously participated in a summer work experience program.

Duration :

Positions last from 6 to 16 weeks. Students must work 30 to 40 hours per week.

Note: For students who must travel at least 125 km from their permanent residence to their job site, YCW in Both Official Languages will pay the cost of one round trip between the student’s permanent residence and workplace. The program also offers an allowance for housing costs incurred by a participant who has to pay for rent. Students must contact the appropriate Delivery Organization for all travel arrangements.

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YCW in Heritage Organizations

Objective:

Improve your skills while acquiring practical knowledge in a heritage field, such as artefacts preservation, conservation, research, interpretation, promotion or new media by working in a museum, archive, library, cultural centre or heritage site.

You are eligible if you:

Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously participated in a summer work experience program.

Duration:

Positions last from 6 to 16 weeks. Students must work 30 to 40 hours per week.

Note: YCW in Heritage Organizations may cover transportation costs for students who must travel more than 125 km between their primary residence and their summer job. Applications for travel assistance are made through your employer. Accommodation costs for those who relocate for a YCWHO position are the responsibility of the student.

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