Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French

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About the program

Get a wage subsidy of up to $13,000 to cover the costs of an international internship of 4 to 12 months (30 to 40 hours per week).
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.

Who can apply?

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

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all<u> Canadian funding programs.</u>

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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