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If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready to make a change in your life, we encourage you to apply to Youth LIVE.

Applying is easy. You can:

  • call us at 490-5589. You'll be asked a few brief questions to confirm that you are eligible and it is the right time for you to join our program. We'll also tell you a bit about the program and ask if you have any questions.

  • send your resume via fax at 490-2317 or email at ylrecruit@halifax.ca. Make sure your resume includes a telephone number where you can be reached. We will call you to asked a few brief questions to confirm that you are eligible and it is the right time for you to join our program. We'll also tell you a bit about the program and ask if you have any questions.

We'll contact you to discuss your application, get some more information about you and tell you more about the program. If we feel Youth LIVE may be the right program for you, we'll ask you to call us again in a few days to set up an appointment for an in-person interview at our Enviro Depot on Mitchell Street in Halifax.

During the interview we will:

  • ask questions to find out about:
    • your educational and work experience.
    • your expectations of the program.
    • what you wish to achieve while in the program.
    • your goals for the future.

  • ask scenario based questions to see what you would do in different situations.

  • ask to see your Social Insurance card.

obtaining a Social Insurance card

  • ask if you have a bank account as we pay through direct deposit. If you don't have a bank account, we will provide you with information on opening a bank account.

opening a bank account

  • give you a tour of the Enviro Depot. Seeing participants at work may help you decide if Youth LIVE is the right program for you.

  • provide you with an opportunity to ask questions.

After your interview, we will review the information you provided during the interview and determine if Youth LIVE is the right option for you at this time. We will ask you to contact us within a week of your interview to confirm you remain interested in joining the program. When you call we will confirm if your application has been successful and, if we have current vacancies, give you a start date for the program. If we do not have current vacancies, we will place you on our waiting list and ask you to keep in touch with us on a weekly basis so we can keep you updated on the next available start date. If we determine that Youth LIVE is not the right option for you at this time, we will provide you with information on other options you may want to explore.