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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy – Career Focus Program
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