Youth Employment

 Youth Employment

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Each year, Employment Ontario helps thousands of youth find jobs and, and helps employers hire the right young person for their business.

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.

Apprenticeship is another way that many young people earn income on the job while training for a career in the skilled trades.

New Programs

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

Youth Job Connection is a new program to help young people who need the most help to find and keep a job. Starting October 2015, the program will offer paid pre-employment training, job opportunities and mentorship to youth aged 15 to 29 who are not working, in school, or in training. A second part of the program will also provide summer and part-time after-school job opportunities to high school students between 15 and 18 who face challenging life circumstances. After-school opportunities will be available in October, with summer opportunities available in spring 2016.

Youth Job Link will help youth who need less help finding a job, and who may already be in work, postsecondary education or training.  Starting in 2016, this new program will help students and youth find jobs through resources and information and summer job services.

Watch this website for future updates on these programs.

Outside Employment Ontario

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.