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EDGE Career Focus

Work experience for youth aged 15-30 on Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands/Powell River — Beacon Community Services’ EDGE Career Focus provides paid, career-related work experience and mentoring to youth located on Vancouver Island, the southern Gulf Islands, and the Powell River area.  To be eligible, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada and either:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • A Permanent resident; or
  • Granted refugee status in Canada, and
  • Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits

Work experience placements are intended to help  youth meet skills gaps and facilitate their move into the labour market after they complete post-secondary education — and also to support the field of studies of post-secondary students who are still in school. The aim is to connect you to employment in high-demand, private-sector or non-profit-sector occupations in fields such as business, social services, tourism, trades and technology.

The program partially funds the participant’s work experience salary for placements with employers who have fewer than 500 workers. For more information, please contact: 250-656-0134. Employers can also contact this number for more information.

Youth can register online here!

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