Youth Employment

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Each year, Ontario provides tens of thousands of young people from every corner of the province with the support they need to find jobs and helps employers find and hire the right young people who can help their business thrive.

New Youth Employment Programs

Employment Ontario is launching two new programs for young people as part of Ontario’s renewed Youth Jobs Strategy.

Youth Job Connection provides intensive support and training to young people facing multiple barriers to employment.

This program offers paid training, jobs and mentorship to youth aged 15 to 29 who are not working, in school, or in training, and part-time after-school jobs for high school students between 15 and 18 who face challenging life circumstances. Summer jobs for high school students will also be available in spring 2016.

Youth Job Link will provide youth, including those who might already be working, with education or training. This new program will help young people find jobs through resources and information, and will include summer job opportunities. Watch this website for future updates.

For immediate help, you can contact Employment Ontario via e-mail, live chat, or by telephone.  You can also use a directory to look up employment and training services near you.

Other Important Programs

Skilled tradespeople are helping build our province and their talents are in demand in labour markets across Ontario. Apprenticeship is a rewarding way that many young people earn income on the job while training for a career in the skilled trades.

Ontario's Ready.Set.Work. website provides information on more than 30 programs to help young people build skills, find a job or start a business.