Canada. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Youth Employment Strategy
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|Mailing Address||c/o Youth Operations Directorate |
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, 4D392, Mail Drop 403
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9
|Toll Free Phone||Youth Info Line 1-800-935-5555 * 1-800-622-6232 (1-800-O-CANADA) |
|Description & Services|
|Description||Helps young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed * offers a broad range of initiatives: |
* Skills Link helps young people gain valuable work skills
* Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to create career-related work experiences for post-secondary graduates
* Summer Work Experience provides wage subsidies to employers to create summer employment for secondary and post-secondary students, and support the operation of summer employment offices
To learn more, please visit the web site, call toll-free, or visit a Service Canada Centre near you.
|Eligibility||Ages: 15 year(s) - 30 year(s) |
Youth can participate in the Youth Employment Strategy if they are: * between 15 and 30 years of age * a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada * legally able to work in Canada * not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
To participate in Skills Link, youth must also be: * out of school * facing barriers to employment such as having dropped out of school, living in a rural area, have a disability, a single parent, Aboriginal, or newcomers to Canada
|Languages||English ; French|
|Application||Eleven Government of Canada departments and agencies partner with other governments, businesses and communities to deliver the initiatives under these programs. If you know which federal department or agency offers the initiative you are interested in, contact that department or agency directly. |
Employers can visit their nearest Service Canada Centre for information on applying for Skills Link, Career Focus and Canada Summer Jobs funding.
Many employers who receive funding to hire young Canadians through the Youth Employment Strategy post their jobs on the Job Bank Web site.
|Service Categories||Student Employment Programs ; Summer Youth Employment Programs|
|See Also Terms||Summer Employment|
|Subjects||Employment ; Federal government ; Seasonal employment ; Young adults ; Youth|