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Employment Programs

We have an Employment Ontario Program that is responsive to your needs. Our Employment Specialists will help guide you to linkages in programming that are best designed to help increase your potential to secure and maintain employment, pursue a career, and / or training and education opportunities.

An inclusive and diverse environment where people of any age, culture and status can learn about:

S.C.Y.L.D. (Shaping Careers for Youth through Learning & Development)

Introducing a new youth program at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario! Shaping Careers for Youth through Learning & Development (S.C.Y.L.D.) is an innovative way for youth to gain the valuable skills they need to find meaningful employment.

You are:

  • 15-30 years old (inclusive)
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • legally entitled to work in Canada and according to provincial regulations

You get:

  • 3 weeks of employment skills training
  • 5-week paid quality employment experience
  • assistance in obtaining accredited skills training

Candidates must be able to commit to 3 weeks of virtual workshops – Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Register by contacting Logan True Windover, Project Coordinator at 249-377-5994 or email

The most relevant information on careers and training opportunities
Local Labour Market Trends

Apprenticeship is a way to build new skills and obtain the career you desire. We can help connect you with local employers. What to expect:

  • Assistance with researching trade requirements and registration expectations
  • Job matching with local employers
  • Job placement support
  • Connections to educational supports
  • * Employers may qualify for an Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus (AESB) when hiring, registering, and training an apprentice.
Personalized Job Search Strategies
Employment Training Supports
Job Retention Support
Employment Training Programs: Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Connection Summer

The Youth Job Connection Program is a great initiative to help youth learn more about their skills and abilities, by exploring their career options.

  • A year-round component, which provides intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training.
  • A summer component, which equips youth between 15-18 years of age with summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities. Supports include (are not limited to):
    – Pre-employment training to assist in job and career related readiness
    – Job matching and job placements
    – On the job support from our experienced Consultants
Ontario Disability Support Program Support-Employment Services

When you qualify for ODSP Employment Supports, we help you find a job which matches your talents, skills and interests. What to expect:

  • One to one support to identify your employment goals
  • Professional resume and cover letter creation
  • Interview practice
  • On the job support to help maintain employment
  • Employment supports support with applying for assistive devices
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) is a Government-funded grant that offsets the cost of training for new and existing employees.
  • Large employers (100 or more employees) pay at least 1/2 of direct training costs, up to $10,000 per trainee
  • Additional flexibility for small employers (fewer than 100 employees) to contribute 1/6 of eligible training costs.
  • Small employers who are training and hiring unemployed individuals may be eligible for 100% funding and up to $15,000 per trainee.
  • Support now available towards the cost of textbooks, software and other training materials and travel costs
  • Employer selects employees to be trained and appropriate training offered by eligible third-party trainers

With FREE access to :

  • Computers with Internet access for career related activities
  • Faxing Services
  • Photocopying Services
  • Information Sessions
  • Community Resources
  • Apprenticeship Information

“ I just accepted an excellent offer from Tesman Inc. here in Sudbury. I had the interview yesterday afternoon and received the offer this morning! It is directly related to my field of engineering; they offered an excellent overall package with a significantly higher salary and vacation times, which I could not refuse. I would like to thank you for all of your help and guidance as it helped me a great deal in learning new skills related to job searching, interview preparation and resume editing.”
− Affan Haq, participant in the Employment Service

Ontario Employment Services Web Portal is a gateway to employment programs offered across the province in almost 900 locations (available in both English and French). Information is also available from the Ontario Employment Ontario hotline 1-800-387-5656.

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