The Moose Jaw Multicultural Council wants to help young newcomers find employment this summer.

A Youth Employment Camp is being held July 3 - 14 at the Moose Jaw Newcomer Welcome Centre (MJNWC) located at 432 Main Street St. N. The program will run Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

"We're trying to get them employment ready," said Employment Readiness Co-ordinator Robyn Watson. "These youth are wanting to explore the opportunity to have a part time-job, possibly while they're in school or after they've graduated. So getting them acquainted with resume writing, cover letter writing, interview skills, rights and responsibilities for the employee, for the employer and just being able to get acquainted with what employment is available for youth within Moose Jaw and area."

She notes there can be a lot of stress for newcomers who are looking for their first job.

"It can be horrifying coming to a new place, not knowing anything, or anyone or how to do things...I hope that we can take away that unsureness that they are going to be supported and that that fear is absolutely normal and that they're not alone and they can learn these skills to be successful for the future because they are having a chance to go to high school and that they can move on to maybe post-secondary education and they will be able to implement all of those types of skills to be able to get them an opportunity into a career that will be life-changing for them."

Those interested in registering for the Youth Employment Camp can contact Omot Swis at (306) 690-5832 or Robyn Watson at (306) 631-9196. Registration can also be done in person at the Newcomer Welcome Centre. You can also email

Participants must meet the following criteria: 
- Must be 16-21 years old
- Must meet at least one of the following:
- Be a permanent resident
- Be a Canadian citizen of less than 5 years
- Be a temporary resident who is eligible to work in Canada (have Social Insurance Number)