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--June 21, 2017.

New YCW-BCH Call for Applications — Hire a Graduate This Fall

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is pleased to announce a public call for applications for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) program for graduate internships, to start this fall. The call for applications is part of the Minister of Canadian Heritage’s mandate “to increase funding for the Young Canada Works program to help prepare the next generation of Canadians working in the heritage sector.”

To read the Call for Applications, please visit:

With this new investment, the CMA will create an additional 154 internships* in Canadian museums, galleries and related organizations. Organizations that are interested in applying are encouraged to review the program’s guidelines and resources below before submitting an application online at

The employer application deadline is July 21, 2017.

*Please note that of the 154 internships created, a minimum of 75 new projects will be funded for this Call for Applications.

Program Priorities

To fulfill program requirements, the priorities of this call for YCW-BCH applications include:

Employers with a mandate related to cultural heritage
Indigenous employers
Employers hiring young Indigenous graduates
Indigenous heritage projects
Projects relating to Canadian history and/or the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.


The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) will issue the second call for proposals for its Strategic Initiatives component in 2017-2018. Applicants must submit their application no later than:

September 15, 2017 for projects starting April 1, 2018.

For more information on the component's objectives, eligibility criteria and forms to be completed, please visit or contact the program at 819-997-3955 or toll free at 1-866-811-0055 or at