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HIRE A STUDENT OR RECENT GRADUATE- deadline February 1st 2017*

Last year, the National Trust for Canada assisted in the creation of 70 student jobs and 14 internship positions in such areas as historic research, heritage site interpretation, Doors Open events, and much more.

The Young Canada Works program is a joint collaboration between the National Trust for Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage designed to provide students and recent graduates with work experience in the built heritage sectors. YCW is also set up to aid employers in creating and funding jobs and connecting them with a pool of eligible students from around the country who are looking for work.

The YCW program includes:

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (employment of students during the summer months)

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (extended internships throughout the year)

Through the YCW program the National Trust is able to fund jobs which help promote and sustain historic places throughout Canada and offer unique and meaningful employment opportunities.

We will acknowledge receipt of a funding application within 10 calendar days.

Our goal is to issue an official notification of the funding decision within 10 weeks of the application deadline.

YCW employer contracts 
We will issue a contract to be signed by the YCW employer within 15 calendar days of the approval of all candidates and receipt of all required information.

Payments will be issued within 21 calendar days of the fulfillment of the requirements outlined in the contract signed with the YCW employer.

The application period for 2017 is now open. Read our success stories and get inspired for the 2017-2018 program year!

*Application deadline for summer students is February 1st 2017. Applciation deadline for internships March 15th 2017.

Questions? Contact:
Kevin Parker, YCW Program Coordinator
(613) 237-1066, ext. 240

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You can also call the Government of Canada's toll-free youth information line: