We’re all in this together.
Youth in Heritage brings the next generation of heritage practitioners together with organizations that are looking for an enthusiastic and diverse pool of candidates. Simply complete the job posting form below, and we will take care of the rest.
ICOMOS Canada is the Canadian national committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). ICOMOS Canada and its members continue to play a leading role in influencing national and international policies through innovative thinking and holistic approaches to continuously improve the conservation of cultural heritage for communities.
So why choose Youth in Heritage? There are several reasons, but here are just a few:
It’s free and easy
There is no cost to using our job portal – just your time to fill in the Job Posting Form. It’s that easy!
Thanks to Parks Canada, Youth in Heritage is able to subsidize a portion of the wages.
As a job portal focused on cultural heritage, only those interested in the sector will see the job posting.
How to apply
We are currently seeking employers that can provide opportunities for youth (ages 15-30) to be exposed to meaningful work in the cultural heritage sector. We are encouraging interested partners to hire youth who face barriers to employment.
Partners must demonstrate:
- capacity to provide mentorship and support to youth
- willingness to support youth in participating in training, networking, and other initiatives
- financial resources to pay the remaining wage cost.
ICOMOS Canada will:
- provide a 50% wage subsidy up to $2,870 to increase our partner’s capacity to hire youth aged 15-30
- create learning and community-building opportunities
- raise the profile of program partners and lift up the voices of youth participants through our communications avenues.
What kind of organizations can apply?
- Provincial and Municipal Governments (E.g. planning departments, community outreach initiatives, parks & recreation, etc.)
- Non-profit organizations (E.g. cultural organizations, advocacy organizations, etc)
- Academic and Educational Institutions (E.g. research assistants, teaching assistants, etc.)
- Private Sector (E.g. trades, architecture firms, consulting firms, etc.)
The subsidy may be used for positions that are currently filled by a youth that fits the criteria.
Our team is reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and generally responds within a week of receiving applications.
Please complete the form below in order to submit your open position to our job portal team. A representative will be in touch with you once we’ve received your application.
If you still have a question after reading the following FAQs, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Who can apply for jobs in the Youth in Heritage program?
Youth from across Canada who are:
- Between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive)
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or granted refugee status
Who can advertise jobs in the Youth in Heritage program and receive wage subsidy?
Organizations whose work is related to heritage conservation. These could include:
- Non-profits (ie. historic places, museums, heritage organizations, etc.)
- For-profits (ie. masons, architecture firms, planners, etc. )
- Indigenous Organizations/Governments
- Educational and Cultural institutions (ie. universities, colleges, etc.)
When is the deadline to apply?
Applications are welcome on an ongoing basis. However, we can only offer a wage subsidy until March 31st, 2022.
What is the turnaround time for employer applications to be approved?
Our goal is to let you know if your application is approved within two weeks. At that time, your job will be posted on our job board and you will be able to hire!
What kind of job opportunities qualify?
The goal of the Youth in Heritage Program is to support the conservation of cultural heritage in Canada while creating opportunities for youth from underrepresented communities. If you’re not sure if your job qualifies, email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.
Do jobs have to be full-time?
Jobs may be full or part-time.
How long are the placements?
Full time job placements are from 8 to 16 weeks. Part time job placements may be longer, contact us for more information.
How much is the funding for employers?
ICOMOS Canada will provide a wage subsidy of 50% up to $2,870.
For example, if the total cost of the placement is $5,000, we will subsidize 50% ($2,500). However, if the total cost of the placement exceeds $5,740, the maximum contribution an employer can receive is $2,870.
Can we employ more than one youth at a time?
Yes. In the application, you will indicate if you would like multiple youth for the same job. If you have different positions, please submit multiple applications.
What do we pay the youth?
We recommend that you ensure a living wage as per industry standards in your province.
Can funding be stacked with other wage subsidy programs?
Stacking of funding is allowed up to 100% of the subsidy for wages, as long as the secondary funding source is NOT the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program. Both Youth in Heritage and the Young Canada Works are from the same funding source and therefore cannot be stacked.
What does it mean to hire youth “facing barriers to employment”?
We encourage our partners to hire youth who face barriers to employment. One of our goals is to promote and diversify the cultural heritage sector.
Examples of youth who face barriers to employment in the cultural heritage sector are:
- Indigenous Youth
- Youth with a Disability
- Visible Minority Youth
- Youth who have recently immigrated (within 5 years)
- Young Black Canadians
- Youth living in rural or remote regions
- Youth from official language minority communities and populations
- Youth who have not completed high school
- Youth who are involuntarily not in Education, Employment, and/or Training
- Youth who self-identify as LGBTQ2+
Can I use the wage subsidy for a position that is already filled?
Yes. In your application, please indicate that the position is already filled.