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As a delivery organization for the archival community, the Canadian Council of Archives administers the Young Canada Works program from the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program offers students and young graduates the chance to acquire experience in their chosen field. This program applies to any archival institution that meets the eligibility criteria, whether or not they are a member of their provincial/territorial council.

Important: Even if you are an archival repository, please apply separately to museums (CMA) or libraries (CLA, ASTED) for positions that are not related to the archival field.

2016 Campaign

IMPORTANT: The application deadline for Summer Projects and Internships is January 15 2016.

  • All applications must be prepared online. No paper copies will be available. Your institution should consider keeping paper copies of the application and reports for your file.
  • Note: As 2016 marks the fourth of the five-year countdown to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, please note that the application process may take into account whether the proposed projects contribute to broader government objectives related to history.
  • Please download and read the Employer Guide prior to completing your application since changes have been made to the guidelines.
  • A copy of the guide can be found here.
  • It is not an obligation for institutions that apply under the Young Canada Works program to be a member of their provincial or territorial archival council or association.
  • Reminder: You need only ONE(1) master account on the Young Canada Works interactive website in order to apply to one or more delivery organization (CCA, CLA, CMA, ASTED, and CHF). We do not recommend that you submit an application for the same position/job title to more than one delivery organization.
  • Your master account will enable you to complete applications for Summer Jobs for students, as well as Internships for graduates. You will be using this account to report on all stages of your project.

Apply Online!




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