Youth Job Connection

Youth Job Connection offers a range of services and opportunities for young people to learn about jobs and gain work experience.  While the program is open to all eligible youth, the intention is to help youth who are experiencing more serious employment barriers.  These barriers may include some combination of challenging life circumstances (eg. poverty or homelessness), limited labour market experience, low levels of education of literacy, a lack of motivation, youth who are living with disabilities, youth who are facing mental health issues and those who may be facing discrimination. 

Supports include:

    • Paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness;
    • Job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers;
    • Mentorship services; and
    • Education and work transitions supports.



This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Government of Ontario.


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