Young Canada Works (YCW)
Here at the AFCS office, we love taking advantage of the Young Canada Works (YCW) program which is funded by Canadian Heritage. This program benefits both the employer and the employee by offering students and recent graduates the chance to exercise and gain skills in the workplace, gain experience relevant to their studies, earn money and get started on the right career path. Summer jobs and internships give young people access to unique opportunities to learn and work, whether to practice their second language, work in a museum, an Aboriginal Friendship Centre or even travel abroad. By providing students and recent graduates these opportunities, employers benefit by innovative ideas and competitive skills students bring with them. As well, wage subsidies are available for eligible employers.
For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the AFCS office applied for one summer student through the YCW program. We advertised the position and received over 50 applications. On May 2nd, 2011 interviews were held at the AFCS office. Susha Weflen was the successful candidate and started on May 9th. She worked her summer term of 16 weeks and finished August 26th, 2011.When hired, Susha just completed her second year of the Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Saskatchewan. She has secured part-time employment with us at the AFCS office as she proved to be such a competent and reliable worker.
For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, we will be applying for two summer students through the YCW program as it proved to be such a valuable and successful program. With two summer students on board we hope to provide the successful applicants with valuable experience all while gaining innovative and fresh ideas that can be offered by students. Please check our Employment Opportunities page closer to April 2012 for job opportunities through the YCW program!