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Young Canada Works Accepting Funding Applications for 2024-2025

Press Release

Ottawa, November 20 2023

Are you looking for financial support to hire a Canadian youth for a short-term contract for your Canadian heritage organization? We are now accepting applications for the Young Canada Works 2024-25 funding cycle.

Young Canada Works provides funding to eligible Canadian heritage organizations under two streams to help cover the costs of wages and other expenses involved in the hiring of Canadian youth aged 30 or under for short-term work experiences. Positions for 2024-2025 can take place between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025.

Application deadline: Friday, January 19, 2024. Apply online through the Young Canada Works website.

Additional program information and resources:

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

Please consult the YCW Employer Guide for more details. The CMA also provides program resources to assist you including more information on special program elements including accessibility and travel reimbursements, a wage guide and more.

Upcoming Webinars

For assistance with your applications, the CMA will be hosting three webinars to provide you with support. Please join us for these free sessions!

Moved to Action: Supporting Indigenous Initiatives in YCW Applications
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Time: 1pm ET

Young Canada Works 101: an Introduction to YCW for Employers
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Time: 1pm ET

Young Canada Works: How to Submit a Successful Funding Application
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Time: 1pm ET


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