1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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Toll free: 1-866-442-5866
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Youth Job Connection (YJC), offered through Employment Halton, offers two intensive paid training and job placement support programs. One program is for eligible youth between 15 and 29 who are not in work, school or training and are looking for full time employment. The other program is for eligible youth ages 15 to 18, currently enrolled in high school and looking for part time or summer employment.
Our role at Employment Halton is to help local youth with multiple barriers to employment prepare for, find and retain suitable jobs through pre-employment training, coaching, and job placements with employers who demonstrate an intention to hire the participant after the YJC program placement ends.
If you think the Youth Jobs 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.
Referrals from professionals who work with vulnerable youth are welcome.
Aboriginal youth, recent immigrants, youth living with disabilities, youth who have limited work experience, face multiple barriers to employment, including poverty and homelessness, and youth who have low levels of education or literacy might also benefit from Youth Job Connection.
If a young person is not a good fit for this specific program, Employment Halton will refer them to other resources, services and programs within Halton Region and the community.
Program criteria: Youth 15 - 29 not in work, school or training, and looking for full-time job opportunities.
The next full-time YJC Program will start on Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
If you are interested in the attending this full-time program, please call 905-825-6000 ext. 2777 to register for an Orientation Session. The next Orientation Sessions will be held on:
Please bring a resume, SIN and photo ID.
What will youth learn?
Successful applicants will receive intensive, pre-employment training that will provide the foundation for long-term employability, including: labour market tools including computer/MS Office skills, interview skills, assistance with résumés and career assessments/guidance.
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 minimum wage is required.
Complete program information for applicants and prospective employers can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development website.
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .