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Your path to employment starts here. YMCA BC has extensive experience successfully delivering youth and adult-centered employment programs. We work with program participants to learn how to get a job, keep a job and achieve their career potential.
The programs listed on this page are open to youth aged 15 to 30. Please check program details for specific age requirements and eligibility. Click below to see more programming available for adults of all ages.
Youth Employment Services Programs
Youth Employment Bootcamp
Whether you’re exploring the job market, learning how to network or need to tailor your resume, our Coaches work with you at your pace.
Youth Breakthrough to Employment and Training
Finding work doesn't need to be stressful. YBEAT supports youth experiencing mental-health barriers to achieve their employment goals.
InterviewME in partnership with MyStartr
Finding interviews doesn't need to be confusing -- let us help! We have guaranteed interviews for entry-level roles with local employers who are dedicated to improving employment opportunities for young people.
Early Childhood Education Assistant Training
Transform lives with YMCA’s Early Childhood Education Assistant Training Program. Get certified and provide high-quality care in licensed childcare settings. Gain the knowledge and skills to promote healthy development in children from birth to five years of age.
Connect 2 Work
Connect2Work is a pre-employment program that supports newcomer youth ages 15-30 build life and employability skills. The program offers several skill-building workshops, one-on-one employment coaching, ESL supports and valuable networking opportunities. Join the program to further support your settlement into Canada and continue developing your connection to various employment opportunities.
Youth for Entrepreneurship
Join our series of FREE workshops that cover a variety of topics including funding and financing, establishing your brand, identifying your target audience and making the most of social media. As part of this program, we will also host a contest where you will use your talent and creativity through videos and posters to raise awareness of entrepreneurship. The winner can win up to $1,000 for their work!
Contact us today to learn more!
Have questions about any of YMCA BC's Employment Services? Complete the form below to connect with one of our team members.
Become a Partner Employer!
Whether your business is growing, you are looking for a steady stream of qualified and trained employees or you are looking to inspire youth in the community, the YMCA’s employment programs have customized partnership solutions for you.
Our Funding Partners
Thank you to our partners helping to make YMCA BC's Employment Services programs possible!