Apply today – Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage 

Could your institution use another set of hands? Hire a graduate through the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage program and receive support for your institution!

The Canadian Museums Association is currently accepting a second round of Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage applications until September 23rd, aimed at domestic positions that will run from mid-November until the end of March 2021.


Funding for internships

Hire a graduate and receive support for your institution.  

Review the criteria and submit an online application before the September 23rd deadline. 

Hiring remotely and unsure? Check out this resource

Note: The application portal will time out after 30 minutes of non-activity (including typing in textboxes), so be sure to save your information often or complete your application in a word processor and copy and paste it into the application.

Foster the future of heritage 

Apply to Young Canada Works and employ a talented graduate this November through to March 2021. The YCW program covers up to 85% of their wage, as well as other expenses.  

Read Young Canada Works success stories to learn more about the YCW program is a valuable investment in the future of Canada's museums and the cultural sector.

Investing in the cultural sector

The Young Canada Works program provides funding for summer jobs and internships in museums and heritage organizations as part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. 

You can visit this page to learn more about the program offerings, application criteria and more. 


The CMA is looking for Peer Review Committee volunteers to evaluate submitted applications.  

Click here if you are a Canadian museum professional (employee, volunteer, or retiree of a Canadian heritage institution) and would like to volunteer.

Learn more about the Canadian Museums Association

At the Canadian Museums Association, one of our objectives is to strengthen the museum workforce today and for the future. 

Learn more about the CMA's strategic plan, services and the work it does to support Canada’s museums.  

Like what you see? Consider becoming a member.


Question about the program? Get in touch with a Young Canada Works program officer at

Young Canada Works is generously funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.