FuturePerfect is a new 14-week employment training program for those looking to build up their employability skills.
FuturePerfect matches youth from across Canada with real employers for 3 months of living, learning, and full-time work! Jump-start your professional aspirations, travel, and get support from amazing people along the way.
Are you looking for employment during school breaks, or want to have a new experience? Are you a recent graduate and asking yourself – what’s next?
Participate in FuturePerfect!
You will have full time work.
You will move to a new city and meet fantastic new people along the way.
You will learn new skills by working full time.
You will enjoy your hard-earned cash, network, socialize and live your life, and we will help you navigate it.
FuturePerfect by Katimavik
– 10 to 12 weeks of paid full-time work in the tourism industry with a possibility of extension;
– an opportunity to live in and discover a new city and its culture, and meet some new friends;
– support and guidance on building your career and employability skills;
The program is open to job seekers, students taking a year off, recent graduates, newcomers to Canada, previous Katimavik participants, and young people looking to gain new skills towards their professional aspirations!
To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or landed refugee. You must be between 18 and 30 years old at the start of the program.
Who can apply?
Anyone who is between 18 and 30 years old at the start of the program, who is the age of majority in their home province, and who is legally able to work in Canada. Your legal status must be: Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or landed refugee.
Is rent covered? Food and other expenses?
Yes, rent, utilities, home phone and internet access is covered by Katimavik.
No, food is not covered when employed during the program, but it is included during your training weeks prior to starting your employment. Katimavik will give you a stipend for your food costs while traveling and during your training sessions in the first weeks.
While working, you will be responsible for your own food. You will either cook for yourself or you can join the other participants in the house for a shared meal.
How will an employer choose me? Can I choose my employment placement?
With the support of your Job Developer, you will job search efficiently and have access to the FuturePerfect Job Board. Once participants apply to a job, they will be screened and interviewed using that employer’s Human Resource procedures.
What kind of employment placements does the program have?
Employment placements can vary depending on the location and cohort. We aim to provide a wide variety of jobs with diverse employers. More information on placements will be available closer to the next cohort’s launch.
Where will I live?
You will live in a Katimavik house, rented and paid for by the program. The houses are fully furnished, equipped with a kitchen, several bedrooms with beds, a bathroom, and a common area where workshops are held. Katimavik provides bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels). The houses are all equipped with a high-speed internet connection.
How will I get to my place of work?
Each Participant is responsible for getting to and from their place of work, as transportation to and from work can be a very individual decision. Katimavik will provide housing within a reasonable distant to employers or near access to public transit. Transit passes are not provided by the program.
How many hours a day will I work?
Participants work with the employers for 35-40 hours per week.
Can I work from home?
Employers have been encouraged to provide in-person opportunities.
Do I need to move to another city? How will I get there?
You will be required to move to a new city.
All of your travel expenses are covered and Katimavik will take care of the logistics of your trip. Approximately two weeks prior to your departure, a Katimavik representative will contact you to discuss your travel arrangements, and approximately one week prior to your departure, you will receive your itinerary by email. Katimavik will not reimburse any self-booked travel or expenses which have not been previously approved and those that do not have a receipt.
Will I have my own bedroom/room?
Houses can have up to 8 participants with up to 2 participants per bedroom. For three months, you will share accommodations with other young people. You may not have your own bedroom and may share a bedroom with other Participants of the same gender with which you identify. Living together under one roof is a great opportunity to build relationships and form lasting friendships.
What do I need to bring with me?
Katimavik will cover the cost of one checked bag per participant. The weight limit is generally 23 kg (50 pounds). All participants must have their provincial or territorial health card (valid for the duration of the program) and at least one piece of government-issued photo identification.
Make sure you bring four months of any medication and medical supplies that may be needed while in the program.
Does the program provide training?
Yes, the first 9-12 days of the program will include employability trainings, workshops, and program orientation prior to the start of your job placement.
How to become an employment partner and hire FuturePerfect participants?
Employers who wish to participate in FuturePerfect by Katimavik can learn more about the benefits and apply to become a partner here.
FuturePerfect by Katimavik is a brand new program that offers youth across Canada work and learning experiences that develop essential career competencies.
FuturePerfect enables young people to develop professional skills through a week-long orientation period and by providing full-time work placements with a selected pool of employers eager to offer youth opportunities to attain their professional aspirations.
While addressing the skill-gap challenges among young job seekers, FuturePerfect creates equal and inclusive opportunities for Canadian youth.
FuturePerfect by Katimavik is funded by the Government of Canada under Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program.