Youth Keep Working

Earn While You Learn!

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Youth Keep Working is a program for youth aged 15-30 years based in Abbotsford. During the 12-weeks youth are paid a wage, 32.5 hours a week.  Youth will get a chance to learn about themselves and where they want to fit in the world of work, plus get support in securing their next job.

Youth Keep Working is a setting in which the kinds of skills needed for employment are modeled and taught along with hands-on application of those skills.

Youth Keep Working leave the program with new confidence and know-how, and often with a new job.

  • Program Allowance: $15.65 an hour for up to 32.5 hours per week
  • Program Length: 12 weeks
  • Program Location: Abbotsford, BC

To qualify you must be:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Out of school and not employed
  • Eligible to work in Canada

“Cameron is a great employee, and we feel with the right training and over time, he will continue to be an asset to our team and company. We feel the YKW program is a great initiative!”

Blaire. T, Progressive Kitchen & Cabinets


“Mamta is working hard getting us organized for tax season.  She is using her time to digitize records we currently have on paper. Mamta is a dream to work with.   Thank you Nalish ”

Doris, Numbers Unlimited


Talk to us about how we can help you with your hiring needs including subsidized wages while you train. Youth coming out of our programs have a strong track record of succeeding in the workplace.

Contact us for details.

Next Start Date:      December 2022 


T: 604-859-6790

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Youth Keep Working is a program of the Mennonite Central Committee BC.    |    Canada+logoThe Government of Canada contributed funding to this initiative.