CAVE Career and Vocational Exploration

Building Your Path to Success: Exploring Education and Employment Opportunities for Young Adults (Ages 16-29) to Thrive in a Fulfilling Career


Join the CAVE and get real tools, education, and training to find and keep a rewarding job that you like! CAVE is a place for youth to identify job goals, explore careers, build workplace skills and confidence, and connect with local employers.

During your time at CAVE, you'll create a personalized plan to navigate the labour market and achieve your career goals. Transportation support is available.

Program Highlights

▶️ 7 weeks of in-class training focused on enhancing learning, essential workplace skills, and career exploration and coaching to achieve employment goals. Includes resume preparation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and industry-specific training courses.

▶️ Up to 12 weeks of career coaching including customized assistance from knowledgeable and friendly staff who will help you connect with and refer you to Post-Secondary Education, Training, Work Experience, Paid Work Placement, and Support through the first 3 months of your journey. We offer employers who hire CAVE participants a wage subsidy for the first 12 weeks of employment.

Earn up to $500 in bonuses and incentives!

Program Eligibility

CAVE Youth Employment Program
  • 16-29 years of age
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person who has been granted refugee status and is legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Living in British Columbia
  • Not a full-time student
  • Not actively participating in another government-funded training program
  • Unemployed or precariously employed

In-Person Information Sessions
Tuesdays at 10 AM
Email us or call us to register.

Is your company interested in hosting a work placement?

CAVE participants are job-ready and bring skills, dedication, and enthusiasm to the workforce. Contact us to get involved.


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Ready to Apply?

Submit a program registration request.

Learn more

Contact Us

T. (604) 777-6099

Email Us

Program Starts:

October 2023

Future Cohorts:
December 2023
February 2024


Douglas College
Burnaby Training Ctr
4250 Kingsway Ave
Suite #202
(near the Patterson SkyTrain Station)