APPLICATIONS CLOSED: Indigenous Youth Employment Program (IYEP) Application: *June - September 2021*
Feel free to reach out to Tasha: text or call 778-957-1475 or email:
Thank you for your interest in IYEP!
Applications have closed for the June - September cohort
(beginning Monday June 7th 2021)
- Between 17 and 29 years old at start date of June 7
- Presently in a stable position with regards to mental wellness and/or substance misuse
- Open and respectful of different world views, ideas, lifestyles and people
***Pre-screening interviews may be conducted with potential participants in the weeks before program***
The Indigenous Youth Employment Program is a 16-week paid program for youth 17-29 who are looking to gain employment skills and on-the-job experience.
In addition to workshops that teach resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and job searching, there will be a strong Indigenous cultural component, mentor speakers, guest facilitators, and life skills workshops such as techniques for learning time management skills, anxiety management skills, financial literacy, and more.
Participants will receive 1-1 support from Peer Mentor, Program Coordinator, and ongoing support from Employment Counselors.
NEXT CYCLE: June - September 24*
*with possibility of extension
Phase 1: Pre-Employment Training as Online Zoom workshops = June 7 - July 30 (every Mon/Tues/Wed) - $500 honorarium for completion
Phase 2: Paid Work Placement = Aug 3 - Sept 24 (up to 21 hours per week).
Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.
- get paid ($500 honorarium for finishing first phase; min. wage for work placement)
- receive $$ support for attendance, food and bus fare
- learn how to write resumes, cover letters, and other skills needed to search for, acquire, and retain employment
- learn valuable on-the-job experience
- access to WorkBC Employment Services
- meet new people
- gain confidence and learn some new skills in a supportive and welcoming environment!
... We try to make it fun, too, with games and different learning methods! COVID-19 safety regulations in place for participants, and everyone involved (workshops are all online, and we are following strict guidelines for COVID).
What is your full name? (first and last)
What is your phone number, or number you can be reached at? (Format: XXX-XXX-XXXX)
What's the best way for us to reach you?
All of the above
Please enter your date of birth:
What gender do you identify as?
Are you a student/do you plan on being a student between June-October 2021?
In your own words, why are you interested in this program?
What area best describes where you live? (East Van/ Burnaby/ New West, etc.)
Have you been employed before?
Yes, but it was unpaid/volunteer work
Prefer not to say
If yes, please give a brief description of jobs you've had. (ex. construction/ retail/ child care/ serving/ cooking/ etc.)
Are you currently employed?
How did you hear about the program?
A friend/family referred me
I saw a post on Facebook/Instagram
Do you have access to a computer/laptop at home? (this will not affect candidacy)
Have you participated in a youth experience program before? If yes please share brief description below:
What is your commitment level to the program, if your candidacy is approved?
Not much to be honest!
My commitment level is 100%!
Anything else you want us to know about yourself?
Strengths? (ie. works well with others, experience in art/film, positive attitude):
Challenges? (ie. mental health, substance misuse, housing, unemployment, food security):
Do you have any questions about the program?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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