National Youth Employment Program: Application

Wage Subsidy for Eligible Groups!

The National 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 $3,500. 

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 at

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 30, 2024.