Candidate Interest Form

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Canada World Youth takes very seriously its responsibilities to both volunteers and to overseas partners. In order to ensure that we recruit the most suitable volunteers for our overseas projects we require that you complete a number of steps when applying to volunteer with Canada World Youth. If you have any questions please contact us.

Our new programs will begin in Fall 2015 and they are based on feedback from our alumni network and international partners in order to ensure a fulfilling and innovative experience! At least two new innovative programs will be created for 2015-2016.

Here’s a preview of what’s to come.

  • New international development volunteer opportunities for young Canadians. (Long projects)
    For youth aged up to 35, and who have demonstrated skills in:
    • IT (or strong familiarity with technology)
    • Business & Project Management
    • Design/innovation or creative fields
    • Marketing/Communications
    • Leadership/Community development
    These projects will take place in one of our partner countries overseas.

  • New Canada-based programs for international volunteers involving Canadian youth (Short projects)
    • For youth aged up to 35
    • Projects to take place in various regions of Canada
  • New projects for Aboriginal Youth
    New projects for Aboriginal youth created in partnership with Aboriginal communities and organizations for 2015-2016. Experiential learning opportunities in national and international volunteer projects building on the core components of the CWY youth program model (developed and refined over four decades of experience with educational and cultural exchanges).

Please note the following changes to the Youth Leaders in Action (YLA) Program and Youth Exchange Program (YEP):

  • The Youth Leaders in Action (YLA) Program – 6-9 weeks/4-6 months projects
    Ends: March 31st, 2015
    Please be advised that our new upcoming fall 2015 programs will still be held in a few of the destinations targeted by the YLA program: Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Tanzania and Senegal.
  • Canada World Youth’s classic Youth Exchange Program (YEP)
    Ends: December 31st, 2014
    However, plans are underway to offer this or similar types of programming after 2015!

These original CWY programs will be returning in late fall 2015 through new programming.

Applications for the new programs will start in summer and fall 2015.

The candidate interest form below should take you about 8 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on how fast you type. Filling this interest form will put you in our bank of potential candidates and you’ll be the first to know once our programming is confirmed for 2015-2016. Once you have completed this interest form and submitted it, you will receive a confirmation email from us within a few minutes.

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  • Visible minority refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act and, if so, the visible minority group to which the person belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as "persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour". The visible minority population consists mainly of the following groups: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Arab, West Asian, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Latin American, Japanese and Korean.

  • Indicate your personal annual income added to that of your parents (or guardians). This information is needed to ensure that we are reaching all socio-economic groups. It will be kept confidential and not used for any other purpose.

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    Do you speak any other languages?
    If yes, which ones?

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  • Canada World Youth is committed to equity in recruitment and diversity. We welcome applications from aboriginal youth, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to nurture the diversity of our volunteer teams.


  • You’re almost done! As a registered non-profit organization, Canada World Youth depends on cost-effective methods to attract and recruit motivated and dynamic youth volunteers to our programs. Telling us how you heard about us helps us to find others like you. The answers you give in this section are for our research only and will not affect selection outcome.