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At the YMCA, we know that when everyone has access to meaningful job opportunities, the whole community wins. And a strong local economy is essential for building a healthy community.

But whether you are looking for entry-level work or for a more senior role, finding a job isn't always easy. That's why we offer employment programs to support you through this process. Our experienced staff will work with you — not just your resumé — to help you build skills, find work, and connect with your community.

Child Care

Child Care

After School Care

End every school day with the YMCA! After the school bell rings, you'll find our unique YMCA programming right here in your community. Children thrive in an environment where everyone belongs,...

Early Child Care

Featuring our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, our licensed child care centre provide high-quality care for your children in a stimulating environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive. We know...

Health and Fitness

Wellness Centre

Personal Training

Wherever you are in your fitness journey, a YMCA personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals faster, and have more fun along the way. Is your workout getting stale? Are you looking to get...

Wellness Plan

Are you a new health and fitness member? One of our Wellness Centre staff will help guide our through our Wellness Plan. This plan will help you get acquainted and comfortable with our facilities,...

Youth in Action

Youth ages 12-14 can gain early access to the Wellness Centre with Youth in Action certification. Our certified YMCA Trainers will lead you through the basics of working out safely, using proper form...

Group Fitness

Cardio Fit

If you are a beginner to intermediate fitness enthusiast, this class  offers high and low impact options. Our YMCA instructors and fellow members are there to encourage you along. 

Full Body Cycle

Looking to push your full body?  Full Body Cycle is a balanced mix of sprints, jumps and climbs that targets all muscle groups, while building endurance and pushing your limits. 

Morning Intervals

An intense blend of cardio and weight training intervals that’s sure to push your fitness level to the max. If you want a challenge, this is the class for you!

Rep & Step

An intense blend of cardio and weight training, using the step and hand weights. This class is sure to push you to your next level in fitness.   If you want a challenge, this is the class for you!

Sculpt & Tone

This 45 minuste class will focus on full body strength training, core and flexibility.  This is a class you won't want to miss!

Spin Intervals

This 45 minute workout will alternates between high-intensity spin intervals and strength training intervals.  It's a class you don't want to miss!

Yoga

Rediscover and improve your strength, balance, and flexibility through yoga. YMCA Yoga classes will help you relax your mind while gently challenging, stretching, and relaxing your muscles. Don't...

Sports & Recreation

Bouncy House

Looking to Bounce?  Bouncy house is one of our great childrens program.  Bouncy house is a fantastic way to keep you kids busy and active .  Come bounce with us!

Squash

Improve your cardiovascular health by playing squash at your nearest YMCA. Squash is an exhilarating raquet sport that gets you running, stretching and leaping. Playing with an opponent adds...

Mini Chefs

YMCA Mini Chefs helps children build food-preparation skills as they try their hand at cooking and look forward to sampling their snacks at the end of each class. Children learn basic nutritional...

YMCA Booking

The gymnasium is used for YMCA programs and special events.  If you would like to book the gym, pool or community room, contact us.  

Play Pals

Your preschooler will burn off energy and make new friends in the pool and gym. You'll help your child develop their gross motor skills and creativity while using the pool toys, hoops and balls....

Tumblebugs

Tumblebugs is an introductory program for basic movement and modified gymnastics that is fun, safe, inclusive and developmentally appropriate for 3 to 5yrs

Dance Instruction

Childrens Ballet

Ballet is an essential foundation for all dance. The basics and more are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun! This is a registered program. Please contact the front desk for more...

Aquatics

Swim Times

Family Open Swim

Use YMCA Open Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a YMCA-certified lifeguard. Available at no cost to YMCA...

Aquatic Certifications

Bronze Cross

We offer Bronze Cross classes for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. In this class we focus on the...

Bronze Medallion

In Bronze Medallion we emphasize the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries as well...

Bronze Star

You can continue to build your aquatic safety skills in Bronze Star, an advanced lifesaving course designed to prepare candidates for the next level of certification, Bronze Medallion. In Bronze...

National Lifeguard

Learn how to fulfill your role as a professional facilitator of safe, enjoyable aquatics for everyone! The National Lifeguard (NL) course emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and communication in the...

YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor

You can begin to develop your aquatic teaching skills by becoming a YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor! This course is an introduction to teaching swimming lessons at the YMCA. The course includes a...

YMCA Swim Instructor

Share your love of swimming with others! As a leader in the pool, you can play an essential role in helping others learn to swim and improve their health in many ways. You will learn a variety of...

Employment and Community

Employee Supports

Career Counselling

Through one-on-one coaching sessions, an experienced YMCA employment counsellor will help you identify your personal goals and discuss your career possibilities. With a full range of YMCA services,...

Case Management

The YMCA is inclusive and welcoming. You'll feel supported as ourqualified staffguide you in developing a Return to Work Action Plan, facilitate appropriate interventions and provide follow-up...

Employment Drop-In Services

The YMCA offers “drop-in” employment services for free. Whether you are thinking about upgrading your skills or looking for a job, the YMCA is here to help. Our inclusive environment will...

Employment Nova Scotia Programs

The YMCA offers a full range of free self-serve and assisted employment services for job seekers and those looking to improve their career options. Funded by Employment Nova Scotia, we help you...

Job Search Workshops

We offer a variety of employment related workshops tailored to meet the needs of job seekers. Workshop topics include: job search, resumes/cover letters, interview preparation, labour market...

Resume Support

Your resumé is usually your first introduction to a potential employer. It pays to give it extra time and attention, and any resumé, even a good one, can usually be improved. Our YMCA Employment...

Employer Supports

Employee Search

The Ycan assist employers in finding the right employees. We providespace for employer job postings on our Job Board andhave availableofficespacefor job interviews. Our qualified YMCA staff can...

Job Fairs

The Y can help you reach potential employees through our job fair program.  With facilities in Glace Bay and Sydney, we can assist with communication, equipment and hosting.

Community Initiatives

Immigrant Services

New to Canada? We want you to feel at home here. Discover the services and supports that will help make the transition to life in Canada easier.