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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.

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.

Youth Job Connection calendar

  • Youth 15 – 29 years old, currently unemployed, looking for a job or career and not attending or returning to full-time school or training.
  • For more information about the next session, please call 905-825-6000, ext. 2777 or email

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.


Youth Job Connection summer program

The Youth Job Connection summer program is for students 15 to 18 years old who are currently enrolled in high school, returning in fall 2020 and looking for part-time or summer employment.

Benefits for youth:

  • Receive up to eight weeks paid placement
  • Get 20 hours of paid, interactive pre-employment training to prepare for the workplace
  • Explore career paths
  • Receive job search support
  • Get résumé and interview support
  • Build a professional social media profile
  • Get free professional certifications

The next program will run March 2 to 6, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m.

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

Please note: spots are limited. When registering, please provide your full name, email address, telephone number and home address.

Orientation sessions will be held on:

  • February 6, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • February 12, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • February 18, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • February 19, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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