Young Canada Works

Summer Jobs that Are Outside the Box


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If you are interested in unique summer work experience unlike any other student job, then the Young Canada Works (YCW) program is for you. YCW provides full time secondary and post-secondary students ( ages 16 to 30 ) with summer work experience and skills.



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As a YCW student , you can expect to acquire some key employability skills valued by many employers seeking communications, organizational, client services, technical and interpersonal skills.

Each YCW location offers a variety of projects in many fields. Here are some exciting projects undertaken by past participants:



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  • Assistance in interpretive guided tours
  • Organization and delivery of children's educational activities
  • Various projects for students enrolled in a trade program
  • Various office duties
  • Research and data collection for biosphere plots and endangered species
  • Assisting Conservation Officers with the collection of GPS data (Global Positioning System)
  • Participation and demonstrations of military parades in period costumes
  • Participation in archaeological digs
Jeunesse Canada au travail
Your future is in your hands

Parks Canada is committed to being representative of the Canadian population. We actively recruit members of employment equity groups (women, members of a visible minority group, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal peoples).

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Apply - You will be redirected to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) Web site.