Robert Lee YMCA

View Larger Map 955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2
Phone: 604-689-9622
Fax: 604-699-9622
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  • Education & Training
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Robert Lee YMCA

Ages 19 to 30

You did it! Completing post secondary education is a major accomplishment. Now what? It’s time to launch your career, and the Y is pleased to support post secondary graduates in reaching their career goals. The Post Secondary Youth Internship Program provides post secondary graduate youth with job-seeking support, with the goal of securing participant's career-related work experience in various high-demand sectors. The program is designed to help young, motivated professionals build skills, develop confidence and integrate into the Canadian labour market. 

Internships with employers are full-time practical, broadly based assignments in a wide variety of fields such as of fields, such as digital media, engineering, public relations, and administration. Participants work with program staff to secure a work placement with the goal of permanent employment upon completion. Interns benefit from:

  • Job-seeking support: resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and networking
  • Paid work experience in high demand occupations
  • The potential to secure permanent employment following the end of the work experience
  • A minimum wage of $16.00 per hour

The program is also convienent for employers who beneift from:

  • A wage subsidy provided by the federal government that provides $8.00 per hour of the participant’s wages
  • Access to a ready-to-work, pre-screened talent pool
  • The dynamism, energy, dedication, and commitment that a post-secondary graduate brings to the workplace!

To be eligible for the program, participants must:

  • Be 19 to 30 years of age (at the time of internship commencement)
  • Be a post-secondary graduate or student currently looking to secure a practicum
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee claimant
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Not be in receipt of EI benefits (and have not received EI in the past year)
  • Have not participated in a similar program in the last three years
  • Have less than one year of professional experience in your field of study

Now accepting applicants!

Apply before January 21, 2019 by contacting us at psyip@gv.ymca.ca.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy – Career Focus Program  



Robert Lee YMCA

View Larger Map 955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2
Phone: 604-689-9622
Fax: 604-699-9622
  • Aquatics
  • Child & Family Development
  • Child Care
  • Education & Training
  • Employment Services
  • Global Initiatives
  • Health & Fitness
  • Immigrant Services
  • Youth Engagement

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