Jobs, work experience and training for young people

The StrongerBC Future Leaders Program is creating career development and work experience opportunities in natural resource management and technology sectors targeted for young people aged 18 to 29. 

Last updated: January 4, 2022

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Young Leaders Council

Team up with other young people to share ideas and feedback with the provincial government that will help improve policies or services that impact young people and future generations.

Jobs, internships and co-ops

Explore a career caring for B.C.'s natural resources

Seasonal, short-term and long-term opportunities are available throughout the province. Many roles may lead to permanent jobs. Get virtual training and hands-on work experience with:

  • BC Parks
  • BC Wildfire Service
  • Conservation Officer Service
  • Natural Resource Operations
  • Recreation Sites and Trails

Check out job postings and wages for these positions and other entry-level positions with the B.C. government.

Work opportunities for students

Mitacs offers funding and resources to help students find internships and fellowships or explore work opportunities abroad.

Skills training

Get a micro certificate in data analysis

The Junior Data Analyst Program is a 15-week training program available for people 17 to 30 years old who are under-represented or face barriers to getting training or employment. The program also helps graduates find a technology position.

Technology programs

Start your tech career by taking a training program offered by Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster. Programs include:

  • Autonomous Systems Technician – telecommunication skills training
  • Athena Pathways – training for women interested in a career in artificial intelligence
  • HyperTalent – focusing on K-12 educators and connecting with Indigenous youth
  • Design for Startups – connecting designers with tech startups

Workplace skills training

Take a program that will help you get the skills and support you need to find a job and succeed in the workplace.

Funding to hire students

Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative

The Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative is focused on shoreline and marine debris clean-up projects. Available entry-level positions include:

  • Clean-up crew member
  • Community educator

Innovator Skills Initiative

The Innovator Skills Initiative offers businesses funding to hire students to fill a business or tech role. Applicants who have completed certified training are eligible.