Young Canada Works

Offering students and young graduates the opportunity to acquire experience in the heritage field

CCA administers the Young Canada Works (YCW) program for the archival community and the library* community.

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.

CCA has been administering YCW for 26+ years.
Last year, 310+ students and interns were hired.
200+ happy employers in 2023.

*libraries operating in English 

2024 - 2025 Campaign

All applications must be prepared online. 

Once you will have completed your application, we suggest that you make a copy of it for your file.

Employers Applications.

Employers can now update their profiles and submit applications for 2024-2025.

Master account on the Young Canada Works interactive website.

You need only ONE (1) master account 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.

More on your YCW account.

It 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.

Getting Started

- YCW Application Tutorial
Click on this PDF for help with your application.

- YCW account
Click here
for a few tips to help you with your YCW account.

For common questions and concerns, click here.

Services Standards

For the YCW program Services Standards click here.

Government Priorities

Please review the government priorities for this year.

Employer Guide

Please read PCH's Employer Guide thoroughly to help you complete your application.


Applications for student jobs and internships must be submitted by the same deadline.

Application deadline for student jobsJanuary 19, 2024

Application deadline for internshipsJanuary 19, 2024

YCW Documents and Forms

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

YCWHO Employer Manual (PDF Format)
Sample of Letter of Agreement - Student (Word Document)
Success Stories (Word Document / Fillable PDF)
Wire Transfer Form (Word Document / Fillable PDF)

Young Canada Works in Building Careers in Heritage

YCWBCH Employer Manual (PDF Format)
Sample of Letter of Agreement - Intern (Word Document)
Narrative Report Outline (Word Document)
Competency Development Plan Word Document / Fillable PDF)
Wire Transfer Form (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:

Employers – YCWBCH (Career Focus internships) (PDF Format)
Youth – YCWBCH (Career Focus internships) (PDF Format)
Employers – YCWHO (Summer Jobs) (PDF Format)
Youth – YCWHO (Summer Jobs) (PDF Format)
Travel Claim Form (Word Document / Fillable PDF)

Contact Us

If you need assistance, please contact:

YCW for the library community

Kathleen Pond
Tel. (613) 565-1222 x. 105

YCW for the archival community

 Louise Charlebois
Tel. (613) 565-1222 x. 110