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Find a great job or get set to change the world. It's up to you. We can help you reach your career goals, gain new skills and learn more about what you're capable of doing. Explore our young adult and youth employment programs below!

Summer Work Student Exchange

Discover how one summer can change your life! Being part of the Summer Work Student Exchange program means you’ll discover a new part of Canada, improve your French language skills and gain valuable work experience. For six short weeks in the summer, teens ages 16-17 embark on the journey of a lifetime, exploring our beautiful country, integrating into a Quebec community, tackling exciting...

Youth BEAT

The YMCA Youth BEAT program supports youth with mental health barriers to Breakthrough to Employment And Training. The program also helps youth gain confidence in kick-starting their careers. This holistic program, in partnership with the Foundry, provides a wealth of support, training and mentorship that is tailored to meet the individual needs of our participants. Participants benefit from: 5...

YMCA Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

The YMCA Early Years Assistant Program prepares young adults for jobs in Early Childhood Education. The YMCA is Canada’s largest child care provider and, here in Metro Vancouver, we have been providing quality Early Childhood Education for over 40 years. Participants of this program develop the necessary skills and certification for jobs as Early Childhood Education Assistantsfor kids ages...

Youth Employment Bootcamp

Finding a job is tough – but that’s just the beginning – now you have to keep the job. The YMCA’s Youth Employment Bootcamp program will help you build the skills, strengths and abilities to find a job, keep a job and get you on your career path. Participants spend four weeks attending paid workshops that focus on a variety of employability and life skills, followed by a...