We need YOUR HELP to spread the word!
Are you a Public Post-Secondary Career Advisor, Private Career College Career Advisor, High School Career Counsellor, Employment Service Provider, Youth Coordinator or Youth Centre Worker? Help us inform youth and employers about the Get Youth Working! Program.
Do you work with youth who are looking for full-time employment?
The Program helps eligible youth get hired, gain skills and experience, and receive third-party training!
What is the Get Youth Working! Program?
The Get Youth Working! Program offers eligible employers in BC a negotiated Wage Subsidy as an incentive to hire eligible youth age 17 to 29.
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Click below to request Get Youth Working! program information.
What makes a youth eligible?
16 to 29 years of age
Unemployed or Precariously employed - working unstable or irregular hours (such as casual labour or on-call work), working for unreliable wages (such as piece-work or commission) and/or working for earnings that cannot support an individual or their family
Seeking long-term employment
Not a full-time student (i.e. enrolled in high school or post-secondary training)
Resident of BC (living in BC as a Canadian, a permanent resident or a protected person) and legally entitled to work in Canada (not utilizing any type of Visa (i.e work or student)
Not receiving duplicative financial supports from another provincially or federally funded labour market program. (Participation in WorkBC allowed but not duplicate funding)
Accepted as an eligible participant into the program by Bowman Employment Services.
How can youth let employers know?
YOUTH SELF MARKETING LETTER
Any youth who is looking for full-time employment can complete our online Youth Eligibility Checklist.
If they answer YES to all 5 questions they will receive a ‘Youth Self Marketing Letter’. This letter informs employers that the youth may be eligible for the Program and how to apply for the negotiated Wage Subsidy hiring incentive to hire that youth. The letter can be attached to a resume when applying for positions.
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Work with Youth?
LET THEM KNOW!
My time with Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism provided me with valuable skills which I will be able to apply in my professional career. Not only did I learn about the Kootenay region and the role of tourism to the area, I learned valuable marketing and PR skills which look great on my CV. I also had the opportunity to work with some fantastic people and meet new faces in the area. The Get Youth Working Program gets two thumbs up from me
Louise Wallace, Marketing Liaison and Youth Participant
Every Day at All Valley Metals, I continue to grow and develop my skills within the sheet metal trade. I am thankful that the Get Youth Working! Program helped to initiate this opportunity.
Tobias Kroiss, Sheet Metal Worker and Youth Participant