Grant Name: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French (employers)

Status:

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Deadline:

The deadlines for internship applications are determined by the delivery organization that administers the program, the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne-française (FJCF).

Application approval takes a minimum of two months following the program deadline. Please contact the FJCF to inquire about deadlines or the status of an application.

Description

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French (YCWBCEF) is an internship program for unemployed or underemployed post-secondary graduates. The Program helps college and university graduates develop career-based skills to help them transition to the job market. Interns can improve their professional skills and start a career in areas related to their field of study. Eligible employers may benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills.

This program offers internships:

  • in Canada that meet the labour market needs in linguistic duality and where workforce shortages are anticipated in official-language minority communities;
  • in Canada to staff positions in official-language minority community media (radios and newspapers); and
  • in international positions mainly related to the language industry.

 

Internships can last from four to 12 months. Preference will be given to employers offering an internship for a period of six to 12 months. Interns with a disability are eligible for part-time work in Canada only.

Note: In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021–2022 funding of internships abroad (international) under the YCWBCEF program is cancelled. The YCWBCEF program is open to receive funding requests for internships in Canada only.

Eligibility

An employer may be eligible for funding if it is:

  • a private, public or non-profit organization with opportunities to build advanced skills through internships;
  • incorporated;
  • conducting activities in an official language environment;
  • stable and financially healthy; and
  • internship in Canada: an official-language minority community media (radios and newspapers).

An employer is not eligible if it is:

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

How to Apply?

To apply, employers are required to:

  • obtain a copy of the Young Canada Works (YCW) Employer Guide by contacting the delivery organization to which they plan to submit an application, or the YCW Secretariat at PCH.coordonnateurjct-ycwcoordinator.PCH@canada.ca;
  • visit the Young Canada Works login page to create a new account or reactivate their profile from a previous year;
  • follow the step-by-step instructions to complete an application; and
  • submit their application to the FJCF for evaluation.

Once the delivery organization has received an application, it will be reviewed and evaluated.

Read more about the available funding and hiring requirements in the frequently asked questions for employers.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

For Canadian internships, YCWBCEF will pay reasonable students transportation costs (round trip) within the program’s policy. Participants must cover accommodation costs. The delivery organization will be responsible for the transportation management. Remote working is accepted and encouraged during the pandemic.

As for international internships, YCWBCEF will cover transportation and part of accommodation costs abroad.

Note: In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021–2022 funding of internships abroad (international) under the YCWBCEF program is cancelled. The YCWBCEF program is open to receive funding requests for internships in Canada only.

Contact Information

Department of Canadian Heritage
Young Canada Works Secretariat
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC  K1A 0M5Email

PCH.coordonnateurjct-ycwcoordinator.PCH@canada.ca

Telephone

1-800-935-5555 (toll-free)

TTY

1-800-926-9105 (toll-free)

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

Canada

Business

English French
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