Junior Team Canada International Missions
Are you Motivated? Globally Ambitious? Ready to Learn?
You could be our next Junior Team Canada Ambassador, travelling abroad to promote Canadian industry and culture to the world!
As the world economy becomes increasingly competitive, its imperative that Canadian businesses and organizations have access to talented youth willing and able to navigate the complex global marketplace. JTC Missions offer hands-on international opportunities to build the skills & knowledge necessary to develop as a global leader.
As a JTC Ambassador, you can expect a whirlwind 'boots on the ground' experience representing your community and country abroad. You will:
- hone your personal brand and presentation skills as you establish private and public sector partnerships
- grow your global mindset as you identify bilateral opportunities while learning the customs and etiquette of a foreign country
- network in a variety of settings, building relationships for a global 'Golden Rolodex'
- meet and work with graduates and the Global Vision Friends network
You'll not only get the unique opportunity to build trade and development ties, but also experience the culture, history and cuisine of foreign countries with a team of like-minded Canadian youth leaders that will become friends for life.
To date, Junior Team Canada has travelled to more than 30 countries including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, France, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Peru, Panama, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Trinidad, Thailand, the United States of America and Vietnam.
JTC Mission to China 2017
July 28th-August 15th, 2017
Global Vision is pleased to announce the upcoming Junior Team Canada Trade Mission to China! We’re looking for 35 of Canada’s top youth leaders to represent their communities and country as JTC Ambassadors this summer. On this whirlwind Mission, JTC will promote Canadian industry and culture while being immersed in the rich Chinese history and culture.
While overseas, Junior Team Canada will travel to China to represent Canada’s first-class educational institutions and strengthen bilateral trade & investment by promoting Canadian businesses and organizations. Working with the Embassy of Canada, Global Vision will organize opportunities to engage Chinese industry, government, community and youth leaders in order to obtain market intelligence and key contacts for our Canadian partners. We will focus on economic sectors with particular growth potential in the Chinese marketplace such as agriculture, education, environmental technology, ICT, mining and natural resources.
Following the mission, JTC 2017 Ambassadors will form a national network and give back by furthering their knowledge in their communities and engaging more Canadian youth in opportunities through Global Vision.
If you want the experience of a lifetime representing Canada as a JTC Ambassador in China this summer then send us your application today!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 12th, 2017
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application, answering the following questions, in the form of a 3 minute video (YouTube or Vimeo link required). You can submit your application by clicking on the red button below. The application asks the following questions:
- 1) What is your brand? (what makes you unique and what skills/ attributes will you bring to the team?)
- Why do you want to represent your region as a JTC Ambassador?
- If selected, how would you use this experience to then give back to Global Vision and your community?
- What is your plan to raise the required $6, 000 in sponsorship?
- What sectors would you like to represent and why?
All applications will be reviewed by the Mission Selection Committee and a Global Vision representative will be in touch with you with respect to your application. Creativity in developing your video is strongly encouraged as this is your opportunity to Brand You! Take the time to think about what makes you unique as we want to learn more about you and your community. In addition to the strength of your application, Global Vision considers how individual skill sets will match with the rest of the team, regional representation, and experienced gained through participation in other Global Vision programs (Regional Round Tables, National Youth Ambassador Caucus).
Each JTC Ambassador is required to raise half of their total participation costs ($6,000) through corporate and community sponsorship.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do you have to be to attend?
Youth aged 15-25 generally get the most out of the program, however as talent doesn’t have an age, we’ve been known to make exceptions for younger and older participants.
I didn't attend a Round Table or NYAC... Can I still apply?
Yes! We encourage all applicants to attend a Round Table or NYAC first as both programs are the best way to prepare your application and for the Mission itself, however they are not a requirement for eligibility.
Do I have to be a Canadian citizen to be eligible?
No! Canada is a nation of immigrants and Junior Team Canada Mission delegations are made to reflect our country's diversity. As long as you are an active citizen in your community with a passion for Canada you are eligible for JTC.
Other Questions? Call our program office at 888.829.2838.