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Employment Programs for Youth

Our youth employment programs are designed to give you the experience and training that you need whether you are looking for your first job or hoping to gain experience to help you develop your career. Individuals who qualify for our programs get professional guidance throughout their training period and job placements as well as financial assistance for job-related expenses such as training courses and uniform costs.

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
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 Catherine Sutherland, Project Coordinator at 249-377-5994 or email

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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