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Youth Job Connection | Employment + Education Centre

Office: 1-613-498-2111 | TTY: 613-498-3123

Youth Job Connection Program


Getting Training and Employment Assistance

Are you a young person looking for a job? Consider the Youth Job Connection program! Specially designed for young persons aged 15 to 29 years who are unemployed and not in full time school, this government-funded initiative provides training and employment assistance to help maximize your potential. Come to the Employment + Education Centre (EEC) to find out more about this service that helps youth find jobs.

Overview of Our Youth Job Connection Program

Youth Job Connection provides paid pre-employment training to assist unemployed youth to improve their skills and find work or start a business.

  • Here is an overview of the program. We offer a year-round component, for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training – full-time and who experience barriers to employment.
  • Intensive support services that include:
  • Paid 4-week onsite training to promote job-readiness
  • Job matching and paid job placements, with placement support for participants and hiring incentives for employers
  • Mentorship services
  • Education and work transitions support
  • Youth will be required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of pre-employment training prior to a referral to a job.
  • Flexible format: This program will be offered in group sessions or on an individual basis, whichever is most beneficial to the youth.

What Skills You Can Learn

  • Fundamental job readiness skills
  • Career development/career exploration
  • Personal management (life) skills
  • Job attainment skills
  • Employment related skills
  • Job maintenance and career advancement skills

Who Can Apply for the Youth Job Connection Program

To apply for the Youth Job Connection Program, you must be:

  • 15-29 years of age
  • A resident of Ontario
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Unemployed
  • Not participating in full-time training or education

Register at the Employment + Education Centre

Do you want to register for the Youth Job Connection program? Our youth counsellor will be happy to help. Set up a meeting to discuss program eligibility, expectations, stipends and other details. We will even help you with the application process.

Since 1985, the Employment + Education Centre has helped individuals in Leeds and Grenville find jobs and build a rewarding career. Whether you need help with career planning, skills training or finding a job—we are here for you.

To schedule a meeting with our youth counsellor or learn more about the Youth Job Connection Program, call 613-498-2111, or 1-800-926-0777 (toll free).