Summer jobs for youth 2017

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience. Photo - Bek Summons

Work through the summer. Learn skills. Earn money. Gain experience.
Photo – Bek Summons

Level 3

The Summer Jobs Program helps students get summer jobs. The Summer Jobs Program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy.

Read on to find out:

  • What the program does
  • Who can participate
  • How students and youth can get help finding a job

What does the program do?

The Summer Jobs Program helps youth:

  • get the experience they need to start their careers
  • pay for their ongoing education
  • build confidence

The program helps businesses and organizations with extra help to get their work done.

Who can participate?

Students must be:

  • between age 15 and 30
  • full-time students
  • going back to school next year
These young women are learning employment skills, customer service and food preparation. Photo - Bek Summons

These young women are learning employment skills, customer service and food preparation.
Photo – Bek Summons

Employers must be

    • small businesses or non-profit organizations with less than 50 employees.
This young man is gaining office experience. Photo - Bek Summons

This young man is gaining office experience.
Photo – Bek Summons

Students and youth can get help finding a job. Try these resources:

Federal Student Work Experience Program
The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) is for full-time students. They can explore their interests and develop their skills.

Job Bank
The Job Bank lists jobs online from everywhere in Canada. The Job Bank is run by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Jobs in B.C. for students and youth
This part of the Job Bank lists jobs in B.C.

Get Youth Working!
The Get Youth Working program helps employers hire youth 15 to 29 years old.
The program helps B.C. youth improve their skills and gain new skills through experience and training.

Find a Job
Try this powerful job search tool to find jobs that fit you.

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Can we save the ocean?

Bryan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office. Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

Boyan Slat working on his idea in his bedroom office.
Photo courtesy of The Ocean Clean Up

Level 3

Boyan Slat says, ”Yes, we can!”

Who is Boyan Slat?

Boyan Slat is 21 years old. He lives in the Netherlands.

Boyan started thinking about how to clean up the ocean when he was 16 years old. His family was on vacation near Greece. He liked to swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

He noticed a problem in the water

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