Opportunities for Youth

Our youth play a vital role in Canada’s future, which is why there are many federal programs available to encourage and promote growth and work experience.

Youth Employment and Skills Strategy

The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a federal program that aims to assist those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.

The YESS is a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies. More information can be found at the following link.

Federal Student Work Experience Program

Get valuable and meaningful experience working for the top student employer in Canada. Explore hundreds of career paths and thousands of jobs that the Government of Canada has to offer across the country. This program is open to full-time high school, college, or university students that are returning to full-time studies in the next academic year.

Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program supports green jobs for youth by offering internship opportunities to recent post-secondary graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For more information, please visit the following website.