Employers – Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works (YCW) offers eligible employers wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills. Subsidies to eligible employers enable the creation of about 2,300 job opportunities per year in the fields of heritage, arts, culture and official languages.

The YCW program is delivered through two components:

Summer job programs

YCW sponsors two summer job programs for students:

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

This summer job program lasts between six and 16 weeks, and supports organizations in Canada that have a heritage mandate.

Read more about employer eligibility for Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations.

Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages

This summer job program lasts between six and 16 weeks, and supports organizations in Canada which conduct activities in both official languages.

Read more about employer eligibility for Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages (includes Languages at Work).

Internship programs

YCW sponsors two internship programs for unemployed or underemployed college or university graduates:

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

This program offers several types of internships, and supports organizations from the heritage, arts and cultural sectors. Internships range from four to 12 months.

Read more about employer eligibility for Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage.

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French

This program offers international internships, and supports a range of organizations that run activities in both official languages. Internships range from four to 12 months.

Read more about employer eligibility for Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French.

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