Program resources and success stories

The CMA has a growing library of resources to help you apply for, manage and report on the outcomes of your YCW position. This also includes a collection of success stories, interviews and insights from previous program students and interns, as well as museum employers.

Application tips

Is your museum looking for an extra set of hands or fresh ideas? Consider employing a talented student or young graduate through the Young Canada Works (YCW) program. Our how-to tips can help.

Remote work resources

With the onset of COVID-19, many museums have needed to adapt their operations to include physical distancing and remote work presents certain challenges for museums welcoming students. This resource will help your student or intern have a great experience while working remotely.

Frequently asked questions

Here you will find a compendium of frequently asked questions about the program.

Success Stories: Offering opportunity

This feature in Muse Magazine (Winter 2020) checks in with Alexandra Badzak, now the Director and CEO of the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), and more past participants of the YCW program, as well as some recent employers.

Resources from the Government of Canada

YCW employer guide

YCW for students and graduates

Other Delivery Organizations

Other organizations offering the YCW program in the heritage sector include:

Canadian Council of Archives

Cultural Human Resources Council (YCW-BCH only)

Fédération des milieux documentaires (web site in French only)

National Trust for Canada