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Youth Job Connection

Get help finding a youth or student job through the Youth Job Connection program.

About the Youth Job Connection

The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

Through the Youth Job Connection program, you get:

  • at least 60 hours paid training to prepare you for the workplace;
  • a job for up to 6 months; and
  • mentorship, job-coaching and help with the transition from school to work, or to ongoing employment once the program ends.


For year-round opportunities, you must be:

  • between 15 and 29 years old;
  • unemployed;
  • not attending full-time school or training; and
  • a resident of Ontario.

Youth Job Connection program (Youth, 15 to 29)

Program start date:  Monday, May 27, 2019

Program criteria:  Youth 15 – 29 years old, currently unemployed, looking for a job or career and not attending or returning to full-time school or training.

The next YJC Program will run from Monday, May 27 to Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you are interested in attending this program, please call 905-825-6000 ext. 2777 or email to register for an orientation session.

They will be held on:

  • April 16, 18, 23, 24 and 30: 1– 3:30 p.m.
  • May 2, 7, 9 and 14: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

How to apply

If you think the Youth Job Connection program is a good fit for you, a young person you know, or if you are an employer that would like to participate, please contact Employment Halton for an application.

Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?
Successful applicants will receive intensive, pre-employment training that will provide the foundation for long-term employability, including: labour market tools such as interview skills, assistance with resumés, career assessments/guidance, social media for the workplace and free professional certifications.

What kinds of jobs are available?
Opportunities will be available in a wide variety of sectors.

How much do these jobs pay?
Employment Halton will work with eligible employers to negotiate the salary on behalf of the youth participants. The program may contribute funding to employers to offset the costs of wages and training for placements. Salary is the employer’s decision, but at least minimum wage will be paid.

More information
Complete program information for applicants and prospective employers can be found on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (external link) website.

Important dates

Our next Youth Job Connection program starts Monday, May 27, 2019. Register for an orientation session to find out more.

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