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Youth Services and Resources

Youth Employment Links

Foundry Work and Education - available at Foundry Campbell River and across BC

Foundry Work & Education is a free supported employment and education program if you are interested in working, going to school, or completing a training program. Foundry Work & Education helps you build the skills and experiences you need to achieve your goals. 

 Who can join the program? 

  • BC youth between the ages of 15-24 who is experiencing difficulties connecting to work, school, or training. 
  • Is interested in working, going to school, or starting a training program. 
  • Is legally entitled to work in BC. 

Contact the Foundry Work and Education Youth Team by calling Foundry Campbell River at 250-286-0611 or emailing

Foundry Campbell River

Community, Health and Employment services for 12 - 24 year olds all in one place!

NIEFS has partnered with Foundry Campbell River and John Howard Society of the North Island to deliver the Foundry Work and Education program. It is one of the many youth health and wellness services and drop-in help available Monday - Friday at Foundry Campbell River - 140 - 10th ave, Campbell River BC. Check Foundry Campbell River Facebook page for the latest

Foundry Port Hardy

Community, Health and Employment services for 12 - 24 year olds all in one place! All-in-one youth health and wellness services and drop-in help available for North Island Youth ages 12 - 24 yrs old Monday - Friday. Opened in Port Hardy in Spring 2023. Foundry Port Hardy is run by  North Island Crisis and Counselling.

Careers in Caring for Youth @ NIEFS

Prepares young adults ages 16 - 29 yrs, who are no longer in school/education, eplore careers and connect to employment and training in high opportunity occupations/sectors such as healthcare, early childhood education, community and social services, and more in the Campbell River and North Island region.

Contact: North Island Employment Foundations Society (NIEFS)  or 250-286-3441 (Campbell River) or 1-866-286-6788 (North Island)

Check out these great links geared towards youth!

Jobs for Youth -

Government of Canada Job Bank with positions specifically devoted to young people

Services for Youth Canada - Government of Canada programs and services specifically for youth and young adults, including employment, education, work experience, internships and more ...

BC Skills Training for Employment Programs - offers a range of programs throughout BC to help young people who may be experiencing challenges connecting to employment or education/training opportunities. The program provides skills training and employment supports to build the skills needed to overcome challenges and succeed in the workplace and beyond. Includes these programs on Vancouver Island:  

WorkBC resources for youth - BC Government employment programs, services and links to resources for youth and young adults

WorkBC Parents' Guide - A Career Development Resource for Parents to Support Youth

Other Programs or Services for youth

NVIATS Bladerunners Program - Employment program for 17 - 30 year olds who are interested in Forestry, Construction or Health & Safety

Laichwiltach Bladerunners program - Employment & lifeskills program for 18 - 30 year olds interested in Hospitality and other related jobs

Get Youth Working Program - This Program offers employers a $2,800 Wage Subsidy incentive to hire eligible youth 15 to 29 years of age for full-time and ongoing employment. Please check the website as funding is not always available in our area. 

Aged Out - For BC Youth in Care by Youth in care to help you move out on your own with lots of good ideas and resources for everyone


A free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness. 

Work and Travel Opportunities


Mobilize - Great Canadian Work Experience



 Youth Employment Ideas Survey 

Please give us your ideas for what employment services or programming you'd like to see for youth and young adults  in our community


NIEFS Job Game

NIEFS Resume Game