2016 – 2017 Young Canada Works Heritage Organizations Summer Work Experience and Building Careers in Heritage Programs within Canadian Libraries and Related Organizations to be administered by the Canadian Council of Archives, Ottawa

(March 31, 2016) : Canadian Library Association (CLA) is delighted to announce that Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) will administer both the YCW in Heritage Organizations Summer Work Experience and YCW at Building Careers in Heritage Programs to Canadian libraries and related organizations operating in English for the 2016 – 2017 program year. CLA has completed the review and identified the successful applicants and CCA is prepared to issue notices of success to these applicants, within the original timeframes of the Contribution Agreement.

The Canadian Library Association is pleased to be a partner of the Department of Canadian Heritage in the administration of the Young Canada Works (YCW) program. This project is made possible by funding provided through the Heritage Programs Directorate of the Department.

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Young Canada Works (YCW) offers students and recent graduates the chance to put their skills to the test, build career equity, earn money for their education or get started on the right career path.

Eligible employers may benefit from wage subsidies and access to a pool of talented youth with innovative ideas and competitive skills. YCW subsidies to eligible employers enable the creation of around  2,300 job opportunities per year in the fields of heritage, arts, culture and official languages.

With a variety of exciting programs tailored to job seekers and employers, YCW offers the best of both worlds. So put a great idea to work and take up the YCW challenge!

The 2016 YCW Campaign is underway, please visit the YCW website www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca for more information.

Further questions may be directed to ycw-cla@archivescanada.ca or (613) 565-1222 ext.109