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The Outland Youth Employment Program


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The Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP) is a local, community driven initiative that works towards equity and opportunity for Indigenous Youth through land-based education, training and work opportunities. Developed in 2000 as a forestry training initiative, OYEP has grown a nation-wide opportunity with a network of over 500 graduates from 71 communities across Canada.



Youth are fully immersed in a natural resource-based work culture including safety training, time management, remote and rotational work schedules and work-life balance.

 OYEP offers regionally and culturally relevant curriculum reflective of labor market trends and respective of the needs of Indigenous communities. The continuous input of stakeholders and beneficiaries allows OYEP to provide cutting edge programming to youth participants. 

Core components of OYEP include:

  • Natural Resource based education, training and hands on work opportunities; 
  • Substance free, holistic, culturally inclusive, safe and predictable camp environment;
  • Focus on work skills, life skill and independence through experiential learning.

 The program boasts many social, economic and educational benefits for youth including competitive wages, relationship development, team building, increased confidence, strong work ethic, healthy habits, and experiential learning. Ultimately, we are setting the foundation for youth to have a productive and happy adult life whether on or off reserve. We are seeing graduates contributing to their communities by participating in band leadership, administration, social services, local industry and entrepreneurship.


 Below you will find additional information about the 2019 Outland Youth Employment Program including application requirements, job descriptions, partnership opportunities and past program videos. 

Click the icons below to download our 2019 hiring material.

Application Form                 Hiring Poster                        Applicant Brochure


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Ask about our programs in the following locations:

  • OYEPWEST, Prince Geroge, BC
  • MINK LAKE CAMP,  Atikokan, Ontario 
  • SANDBAR CAMP, Ignace, Ontario 
  • ESKER LAKES CAMP, Kirkland Lake, Ontario 
  • EGG LAKE CAMP, The Pas, Manitoba - NEW in 2019!
  • OYEP ALBERTA, Fort McMurray, Alberta - NEW in 2019!

Become a partner and join the OYEP HQ FINAL network today!

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Learn more about each camp in the videos below!

2018 OYEPWEST -  Prince Geroge, British Columbia

2018 MINK LAKE CAMP - Atikokan, Ontario 

2018 SANDBAR CAMP - Ignace, Ontario 

2018 ESKER LAKES CAMP - Kirlkand Lake, Ontario 





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What’s New?

OYEP 2018 National Report Released!

Outland released the 2018 Outland Youth Employment Program National Report, and looks to expand in 2019! 19 Years of OYEP in the books! Here's to 19 more! Read More »

"That's a WRAP!" First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program 2018

The Outland Youth Employment Program had another successful season in 2018! The First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP), developed and operated by Outland over the last two decades, is an education, training and work opportunity for Northern Ontario Indigenous youth. The six week program partners with many regional stakeholders to offer a meaningful, culturally relevant, life/work skills oriented live-in experience in a remote camp facility. Read More »

Fairfax Successfully Completes Acquisition of Carillion Canada’s Services Business

CONCORD, ONTARIO, March 7, 2018 – Outland-Carillion Services and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax") (TSX: FFH and FFH.U) announce the successful completion of the previously announced acquisition of certain assets and liabilities related to Carillion's Canadian support services operations. Read More »