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CAVE Youth Employment Program

Are you 15-29 and looking for your fit in the workplace?

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

During your 16 weeks at CAVE you will create a plan to get where you want to go in the labour market. Participants receive a Douglas College Certificate plus industry training certificates upon completion. Transportation supports provided.


Program Highlights

Phase 1. 4 weeks of in-class training focused on enhancing essential workplace skills and job search skills to achieve employment goals. Includes resume preparation, cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and industry-specific training.

Phase 2. Up to 12 weeks of job search support including customized assistance from experienced program staff who will help you connect with and refer you to employers. 

Phase 3. Paid work placement, with support through the first 3 months. We offer employers who hire CAVE participants a wage subsidy for the first 12 weeks of employment.


Program Eligibility

  • 15 – 29 years of age
  • Unemployed or working under 20 hours per week
  • Not eligible to receive Employment Insurance or not have received EI in the past 3 years
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Not a full time student
  • Not participating in another government funded training program

Next Training Dates and Locations


January 15, February 13, April 9, June 4

Location: Burnaby Training Centre -  #202 - 4250 Kingsway Avenue
(near the Patterson SkyTrain Station)

Interested applicants must attend an Information Session to register.

Burnaby Drop-in Info Sessions:
January 11  - February 15, 2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Location: Burnaby Training Centre - #202 - 4250 Kingsway Avenue

MAPLE RIDGE - January Class is now Full.

Check back for other 2018 dates.


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

Download a CAVE poster.


For More Information

Call 604-438-3045

Email cave@douglascollege.ca





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CAVE Youth Employment Program: Meet Our Participants