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"To start a career I need can I gain experience without on the job training?"



This is how Get Youth Working! can help YOU! The Program offers BC employers a Wage Subsidy as an incentive to hire you and gain on the job experience you need to excel. 


The Get Youth Working! Program offers eligible employers in BC a negotiated Wage Subsidy incentive to hire eligible youth age 16 to 29. 

Complete the Eligibility Checklist!



Fill the form and, if ALL of the following statements are TRUE about you, we will send you a letter to attach to your resume.


This letter will tell prospective employers that you may be eligible for the Get Youth Working! Program and how they can apply!


Once you have found an employer who wants to hire you, ask the employer to contact us toll-free at 1.877.866.3100 to start the application process.

Am I eligible for the Program? 



  • 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 full time 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.

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"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

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