The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is a group of young Canadians who provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues of importance to them and to all Canadians. Listening to young people about issues that matter to them is an important commitment of the government. As Minister of Youth, the Prime Minister wants to hear directly from young people. The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is one mechanism to support this dialogue.
The Youth Council currently has 26 members. The size of the Youth Council may change over time as members complete their mandates and as new waves of Youth Council members are selected. The Youth Council may have up to 30 active members in total.
- You need to be aged 16 to 24 when you apply.
- This means that to be considered eligible for the Youth Council you will need to be no older than 24 and no younger than 16 on the day of the selection round deadline.
- You must be a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, or protected person in order to apply. You do not need to submit proof of your identity with your online application. However, if you are contacted for the next steps of the selection process, you will need to provide satisfactory proof to establish your identity.
Members are allocated a fixed remuneration for their time while conducting Youth Council business. Accommodation and travel costs are also covered when Youth Council members attend in-person meetings.
You may submit an application at any time. Click here to access the application portal. While you may submit an application at any time, there are still deadlines for each selection round. The deadline for the current selection round is Sunday October 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). If you submit your application before this date, it will be included in the selection process for Council members who would begin their mandate in 2018. If you submit your application after this date, it will be included in future selection rounds.
16. What is the application process?
To apply, you must fill out an application form, which includes sections for you to provide background information on your identity, your experience and involvement over the last two years in organizations, activities you have undertaken in your community, your leadership experience, initiatives that you have launched, and the total number of hours contributed to all of the above.
Application Deadline: Sunday October 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. [Pacific Daylight Time]),
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