Young Canada Works Program

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is a proud delivery organization for the Young Canada Works (YCW) program. YCW provides funding to employers to create jobs for students and internships for graduates, all while bolstering the capacity of museums and heritage institutions. Our work on YCW supports our strategic objective to strengthen the museum workforce today and for the future.

This page is for museums that want to offer a summer job or internship experience, as well as for talented young people who are eager to gain experience in the heritage sector.

Information for employers

Information for employers about the YCW programs, the application process and funding available.

Information for youth applicants

Information for youth applicants about the YCW programs, program duration, eligibility, process, and more.

Program announcements

Get the latest news relating to the Young Canada Works program.

Program resources and success stories

Find important resources to help you get the most out of the YCW program and hear directly from previous program participants about the program’s positive impact on museums and youth.

About the program

This program is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

YCW is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

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This program is made possible by the Government of Canada.


Mark Poirier

Young Canada Work in Heritage Organizations

613-567-0099 ext 252

Nathan Hasselstrom

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

613-567-0099 ext 246