Youth Job Connection

The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

Supports include:

  • Paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness;
  • Job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers;
  • Mentorship services; and
  • Education and work transitions supports.

Youth Job Connection consists of two components:

  • A year-round component, which provides intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training and who experience multiple barriers to employment.
  • A summer component – Youth Job Connection: Summer – which provides summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities to high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.

Youth Job Connection is one program in a new, more comprehensive and targeted suite of employment programs and services the Ontario government has implemented to more effectively help young people across a broader spectrum of needs improve their skills and find work. This includes Youth Job Connection, Youth Job Link and the existing Employment Service.

Youth Job Connection was developed as part of the government’s major reinvestment in the Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy, as well as its initiative to modernize and transform employment and training programs and services to make them evidence-based, better coordinated, more targeted and more effective for people across the province, including young people.

For more information: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/eopg/programs/yjc.html

Training & Funding Programs

There is funding available through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, which is funded by Employment Ontario. Eligible job seekers must meet with one of our Employment Advisor's to discuss his/her needs and the best route to secure employment.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides direct financial support for employers who want to train their workers.

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Apprenticeship

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Ontario Job Creation Partnership

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy.

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Youth Job Connection: Summer

YJCS will provide summer, part-time opportunities for high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances.

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Youth Job Connection Program

The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

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Youth Job Link

Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.

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Supports

The supports funding program can help to assist eligible individuals with work clothing, workbooks, safety gear etc.

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Employer Incentives

The Employer Incentive program is a wage subsidy encouraging employers to hire eligible individuals to assist them with long-term employment opportunities and with gaining new skills relevant to the market place.

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Skills Link

The Skills Link program helps youth overcome barriers to employment, develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.

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Second Career.

The Second Career program supports laid-off individuals (laid off on or after January 1, 2005) who require skills training to assist them to find employment in high-demand occupations in Ontario.

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