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 2016
July 27-August 15, 2016
*dates/locations are subject to change
Global Vision is pleased to announce the upcoming Junior Team Canada Trade Mission to the People's Republic of China! We’re looking for thirty-forty 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 culture of the People's Republic of China.
While overseas, Junior Team Canada will travel to the cities of Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Kunming to represent Canada’s first-class educational institutions and strengthen bilateral trade & investment by promoting Canadian businesses and organizations. Working with the Embassy and Consulates 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.
This mission will build on years of work strengthening bilateral and people-to-people ties that began with JTC's first Mission to China in 1994 and, more recently the 2014 and 2015 JTC Missions to China.
With the Government of Canada initiating free-trade agreement talks with China this year, this mission presents an unparalleled opportunity for you to be at the forefront of a historic opportunity for our nation.
Following the mission, JTC China 2016 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. Committed Ambassadors will be in good standing to apply to join JTC's delegation to APEC 2016 in Lima, Peru.
If you want the experience of a lifetime representing Canada as a JTC Ambassador in China this summer then send us your application today!
STEP 1: Attend a Round Table or NYAC
All applicants are encouraged (but not required) to participate in a regional Round Table or National Youth Ambassador Caucus (NYAC) before submitting their application for Junior Team Canada. In order to prepare your application we highly recommend you read the 5 Step Game Changer: a Global Vision.
The Round Tables and NYAC are opportunities for you to build skills necessary as a JTC Ambassador while learning more about your region and connecting with leaders in business, civil society, and government. These programs also allow us to get to know you better as a developing leader in your community which will be considered in addition to your formal application.
STEP 2: Submit an Application
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application, answering the following questions, in the form of a 4-5 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:
- What's your brand? What makes you unique and what attributes/skills will you bring to the team?
- Why do you want to represent your region on the JTC Mission to China?
- What is your roadmap to raising the required $5,500 in corporate and community sponsorship?
- What sectors would you like to represent and who will you approach to gain the support you need?
- How would you use your JTC experience to give back/ pay it forward to your supporters and community-at-large?
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).
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.