The Aldina Prolites, Muskeg Lake's first hockey team, 1948. - Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Archives, David Lafond collection, MLCN.234-0030

CCA - Young Canada Works

The Canadian Council of Archives administers the Young Canada Works (YCW) program for the archival community and the library community (for libraries operating in English). This program offers students and young graduates the chance to acquire experience in their chosen field. Young Canada Works is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) in support of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.


2022-2023 Campaign

YCW Documents and Forms

Contact CCA's YCW Team


If you are applying for an archival position, please select "Canadian Council of Archives" as the delivery organization.

If you are applying for a library position, please select "Canadian Council of Archives - Libraries" (English applications) or the Fédération des milieux documentaires (FMD) (French applications).

The other delivery organization in the heritage sector are the the Canadian Museum Association (CMA) and the National Trust for Canada (NTC).


2022-2023 Campaign

  • Employers can now update their profiles and submit applications for 2022-2023.  
  • All applications must be prepared online. Your institution should consider keeping paper copies of the application and reports for your file.
  • YCW Application Tutorial
  • YCW 2022-2023 Q&A 
  • Note: Please review and incorporate the government priorities for this year.
  • Please read the Employer Guide thoroughly to help you complete your application.
  • It is not a requirement for institutions that apply under the Young Canada Works program to be a member of their provincial or territorial archival council or library association.
  • Reminder: You need only ONE (1) master account on the Young Canada Works interactive website in order to apply to one or more delivery organization (CCA, CMA, FMD, and NTC). Please do not submit an application for the same position/job title to more than one delivery organization. 
  • Your master account will enable you to complete applications for Student Jobs (YCW in Heritage Organizations), as well as Internships for graduates (YCW at Building Careers in Heritage). You will be using this account to report on all stages of your project. Click here for a few tips to help you with your YCW account. 
  • YCW program Services Standards.



Application deadline for student jobs: January 21, 2022

Application deadline for internships: January 21, 2022

**Please note that the deadline for student jobs and internships is the same this year.


Apply Online!


YCW Documents and Forms

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

YCWHO Employer Manual

Sample of Letter of Agreement - Student

Success Stories (Word Document / Fillable PDF)


Young Canada Works in Building Careers in Heritage

YCWBCH Employer Manual

Sample of Letter of Agreement - Intern

Narrative Report Outline

Competency Development Plan (Word Document / Fillable PDF)


Wire Transfer (Word Document / Fillable PDF)


Travel Policy

The Young Canada Works Program may reimburse transportation, en route accommodation, and potential isolation costs incurred by participants who must relocate more than 125 km from their permanent residence to work at a YCW job site. Please note that funding assistance for travel is not guaranteed. Delivery Organizations reserve the right to reimburse eligible travel claims based on the most economical means of travel.


If your student or intern has eligible travel expenditures, submit the required documents to your YCW contact person via email. Please refer to the following documents regarding eligible and ineligible expenditures:

Travel Claim Form (Word Document / Fillable PDF)


If you need assistance, please contact:


 YCW for the library community

 YCW for the archival community


 Kathleen Pond

 Louise Charlebois

 Tel. (613) 565-1222 x. 105

 Tel. (613) 565-1222 x. 110