National Trail Youth Employment Program

Please note the spring intake period for the National Trail Youth Employment Program has ended. Thank you for your interest.

Trans Canada Trail is pleased to offer a 50% wage subsidy to eligible Trail groups who are looking to hire a young employee (aged 15 to 30) for the upcoming Trail season!

The National Trail Youth Employment Program (YEP) is intended to support jobs that contribute to the development and improvement of trails and the trail sector. The employment term should last between 2 and 20 weeks, and the 50% subsidy will be granted to a maximum of $6,000.

Employer eligibility is determined by the group’s capacity to provide matching funding for wages and the connection of the job to the trail sector.

We encourage all employers to support youth who face barriers to employment in trails, for example Indigenous youth, new Canadians, and youth who live in rural areas. For more information or guidance on hiring youth facing employment barriers, please contact us.

For eligibility and funding details:

For more information, please refer to our funding guidelines. 

If you have any questions, please contact Zhibek Abdyramanova, Coordinator of Inclusion Initiatives, at 

 If you are ready to apply for funding, please fill out the form below before April 15, 2023.

Thank you