Youth Employment Fund

 Youth Employment Fund

Launched in 2013 as part of the Ontario government's Youth Jobs Strategy, the Youth Employment Fund has exceeded its initial goal by helping more than 29,000 young people access job opportunities, develop skills and gain valuable work experience.

While financial and administrative support will continue for youth in job placements until September 30, 2015, the program is no longer accepting new applicants.

There are several other programs currently available to help young people find work:

  • Employment Ontario's Employment Service helps youth and people of all ages find employment and offers hiring incentives to employers.
  • Ontario's Ready.Set.Work. website provides information on more than 30 programs to help youth build skills, find a job or start a business.

For immediate help, you can contact Employment Ontario via e-mail, through Employment Ontario live chat, or by calling the Employment Ontario Contact Centre.