Saskatchewan Research Council maintains a dedicated Indigenous mentorship program. Above, employees collect water samples.
Are you a top employer of young people?
What makes a Top Employer for Young People? Simply put, they provide opportunities that can make a real difference in a young person’s career.
Eligibility Requirements: Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for the national competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector. You can download an application here. This year's deadline to submit completed applications is May 12, 2017.
If you think your company falls into that category, consider applying for the 2018 Top Employers for Young People.
Recruitment initiatives for diverse or disadvantaged youth continue to be a focus for many of the companies. For example, Saskatchewan Research Council maintains a dedicated Indigenous mentorship program to students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) disciplines throughout the school year, and Toronto-Dominion Bank partners with various community organizations to provide employment opportunities for diverse youth of all backgrounds.
Whether the organization is an engineering firm, hospital, brewery or cosmetics manufacturer, or whether it's as large as Royal Bank of Canada with 52,488 employees or as small as Ecclesiastical Insurance Office PLC with just 68 – this year's winners offer an outstanding array of progressive initiatives for younger workers. These include paid internships, job rotation opportunities, mentorship, school partnerships and education tuition subsidies, as well as strong in-house training and development programs for career advancement.
For Canadians beginning their career paths, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People is a valuable resource. For these forward thinking organizations, it’s a smart strategy for the future.