Beautiful Futures Youth Employment Program

What is Beautiful Futures?

Beautiful Futures is a 20 week beauty industry youth employment program funded by the Government of Canada. It helps students overcome barriers to employment by acquiring skills and work experience needed to join Alberta’s beauty industry.

Beautiful Futures has 3 components:

1. In-class

8 wks M-Th 10am-4:30pm

During this 1st portion, you will acquire fundamental skills required for any job regardless of industry. However, our goal is to help you gain personal development, life and employment skills, and transferrable skills to take you anywhere you want to go in the beauty industry! Learn more about career laddering in the beauty industry. Tuition and living expenses are funded by the Government of Canada.

2. Skill Enhancement

8 wks Fridays 10am-4:30pm

This portion is completed on Fridays during the in-class time. You are trained in technical skills. You could be certified in Face and Body Waxing/ Manicures and Pedicures/ Tinting/ Lash Extensions/ etc. Each intake will focus on one specific entry-level skill. Excellent attendance is necessary to participate in this component. Funding is provided by the Government of Canada for this portion of the program.

3. Paid Work Experience

12 wks 35 hrs/wk Schedule TBD by employer

During this 3rd portion, you will gain work experience in entry-level beauty industry-related jobs. Your work experience can be completed at salons, spas, medispas, health and wellness centres, or retail outlets throughout the city. Employers in the industry will mentor you to make the best out of your work experience. Employers who hire you on a FT basis are eligible for a wage subsidy for up to 3 months. Wage subsidy funded by the Government of Canada.

NOTE: In some scenarios, the possibility exists to turn the Work Experience into a permanent position, so make sure to impress your employer! Days of the week will vary amongst employers, but remember, weekends are busy days for the beauty industry, so be prepared to commit!


  • 15-30 years of age at the time of class start date;
  • Must be interested in joining the beauty industry;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada; and
  • Must be in need of assistance overcoming employment barriers.
  • Must not be working or attending a program/school


  • Lack of work history;
  • Lack of confidence and self-esteem;
  • Lack of employability skills; and
  • Other social factors


You can apply ONLINE to participate in ‘Beautiful Futures’. Thank you for your interest.

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