Youth Employment Program

The Youth Employment Program provides students with a work placement in government that allows them to explore the public service and to gain practical work experience. 

Youth Employment Program work terms are auxiliary appointments, and cannot exceed four months.  These work terms cannot be extended.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the BC Public Service’s Youth Employment Program, students must have been enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited educational institution within the past six months.  Students who meet these criteria at an education institution located outside of BC are eligible for the Youth Employment Program.

The Co-operative Education Training Program is an alternative employment program that provides students, who are registered in a co-operative education program at their post-secondary institution, an opportunity to expand their skills by working on projects that augment their field of study.

Hiring

Opportunities to work for the BC Public Service through the Youth Employment Program are advertised through the BC Public Service Career Centre.  

The Youth Employment Program offers two employment options depending on the level of schooling of the student:

  • Level 1 is for students who have enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited educational institution within the past six months at Grade 12 or below.
  • Level 2 is for students who have enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited educational institution within the past six months at a post-secondary level.

For more information about the program, please refer to Article 34.3 in the BCGEU Collective Agreement (PDF, 3.7MB). Check out the Salary Look Up Tool for the most up to date salary information for the Youth Employment Program.

Apply

Check out the BC Public Service Career Centre to see the available Youth Employment Program opportunities.