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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 specified regions a $2,800 Wage Subsidy incentive to hire eligible youth age 15 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? 



  • Unemployed or underemployed (less than 20 hours), 15 to 29 years of age

  • Not a full-time student, enrolled in high school or returning to school

  • 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 currently receiving or eligible for Employment Insurance

  • Has not received Employment Insurance in the past 36 months or 60 months for a parental claim

  • Not a participant in another provincially or federally funded labour market program

  • 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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