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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 in support of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.


If you are applying for an archival position, please select CCA as the delivery organization.

If you are applying for a position in the library field, please select CCA-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).


2020-2021 Campaign

  • Employers can now update their profiles and submit applications for 2020-2021.  HOWEVER, please note that the YCW WEBSITE HAS NOT YET BEEN UPDATED by the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH).  The website will be updated soon.
  • All applications must be prepared online. Your institution should consider keeping paper copies of the application and reports for your file.
  • Note: Please review the government priorities for this year.
  • Please read thoroughly the Employer Guide 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 Summer Jobs for students, as well as Internships for graduates. 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 summer projects: January 15, 2020 January 22, 2020 **New deadline**

Application deadline for internships:  March 1st, 2020 


Apply Online!


If you need assistance, please contact:


 YCW for the library community

 YCW for the archival community


 Jameyn Arboleda

 Louise Charlebois

 Tel. (613) 565-1222 x. 109

 Tel. (613) 565-1222 x. 110