Should I apply if I am over 28?
If you’re just over the age limit and new to the transportation industry, we still encourage you to apply!
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 2:03 PM
I saw that air tickets are covered for select locations – does that include Toronto? Is it 100% covered and are we able to choose the travel dates?
Yes, travel from Toronto would be covered. The dates are relatively flexible and arrangement would be discussed with successful applicants.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:27 PM
Are early birds prioritized in terms of being selected?
Applicants who apply by the early bird deadline will be short-listed. However, this does not guarantee selection.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:28 PM
The schedule has "project meetings" – Given the tight schedule, will we still have free time or are we expected to meet with our groupmates outside of the set schedule to discuss the project?
Unscheduled time can be used by delegates as they desire. 
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:28 PM
Just in case I cannot make it to the summit this year, is it an annual event which will be hosted by different cities?
The event is not annual but it is likely that future YLS events will be held in Calgary or another Canadian Municipality.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:29 PM
Essay format: are you expecting to see a more traditional application essay (one cohesive text) or multiple sections split up for each part as show in Appendix A (ie. Part 1 A& B, Part 2 A&B, etc.)?
The essay format is intentionally open-ended. Applicants should keep in mind that essays will be read by a selection committee. It will be important to clea...
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:29 PM
How do I edit my application?
Applicants can edit their application if they used the ’send me a copy of my responses’ feature on page six of the application above the submit button. I...
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:30 PM
How strict are the page and word count requirements for the essay?
As long as your application essay roughly meets the requirements within reason, the selection committee will use their discretion when reviewing application...
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:30 PM
Can you extend the (early bird) deadline?
Unfortunately, we are unable to extend the early bird deadline for any individual applicant.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:31 PM
Do I have too much work experience? (e.g. two years)
Applicants in early stages of their career are encouraged to apply. Two years of work experience would normally be considered 'early career stages’.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 12:32 PM