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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.

Summer program (Youth, 15-18)

Program start date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Program criteria:  Youth 15 – 18 years old,  currently attending High School and returning in fall 2019.

The next Summer YJC Program will run from Tuesday, April 2 to Thursday, April 11 (6 days total) from 4 – 8 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:

  • Friday, February 15 (PA Day): 1:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 19: 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6: 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Monday, March 11 (March Break): 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 12 (March Break): 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 13 (March Break): 1 - 3 p.m.

Please bring a resumé, Social Insurance Number and photo ID. Space is limited, call today!

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 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 at least minimum wage will be paid.

More information
Complete program information for applicants and prospective employers can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (external link) website.

Important dates

Our next Youth Job Connection program starts Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Register for an orientation session to find out more.

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