If you are unemployed, not in school full-time and between 15 and 29, Ontario will do more to help you connect with employers and get a job placement of four to six months.
We will provide incentives to employers to help cover the cost of wages and training for new hires and help youth cover costs like transportation or tools required for the job.
Job placements will provide more opportunities for youth to build skills and confidence, get valuable work experience and connect with employers.
Who is eligible
You may be eligible if you are:
- between 15 and 29 years of age
- not attending school full-time and
- a resident of Ontario.
We will make special effort to help youth facing barriers to work, including:
- Youth on social assistance
- Aboriginal youth
- Youth with a disability
- Youth with a poor history of educational attainment or employability
- Youth in communities with high youth unemployment.
How to apply
The Ontario Youth Employment Fund is now available through Employment Ontario's Employment Service network.
You can apply online now to our Employment Service.
The Employment Service will assess your skills, education, work experience and interests to help find a suitable program or job placement and decide together how you can achieve your goals.
What support will I receive?
Support will be flexible and tailored to your needs – a combination of training, employment and individual help.
If needed, you may receive up to $1,000 to cover costs like transportation to work and tools for the job.
The employer providing your placement may receive an incentive to help cover the cost of wages and training.