Canada. Employment and Social Development Canada

Service: Youth Employment Strategy

Contact Details
Toll Free Phone Youth Info Line 1-800-935-5555 ; 1-800-622-6232 (1-800-O-CANADA)
TTY Phone Toll free 1-800-926-9105
Website www.youth.gc.ca
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Site Details
Areas Served Canada
Located In Community Québec
Mailing Address c/o Youth Operations Directorate 
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, 4D392, Mail Drop 403 
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Helps young Canadians obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed * offers a broad range of initiatives including: 
 
◾Skills Link: provides funding for employers and organizations to help youth facing barriers to employment develop the skills and knowledge needed to participate in the current and future labour market. 
 
◾Career Focus: provides funding for employers and organizations to design and deliver a range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions, develop their skills and benefit from work experiences. 
 
◾Canada Summer Jobs (an initiative under Summer Work Experience) provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students.
Hours Youth InfoLine Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm
Eligibility Skills link- To participate, youth must be:  
*between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection 
*Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada 
*legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations 
*not in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits and  
*in need of assistance to overcome employment barriers 
 
Career Focus- To participate, youth must be:  
*between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection 
*Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada 
*legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations and  
*not in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits 
 
Summer Work Experience- Provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. To participate, youth must: 
*be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment 
*have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year 
*be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment 
*have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
Application Skills Link-Not currently accepting applications 
Career Focus-Apply online, call or mail application  
Summer Work Experience-Apply online, in person at Service Canada, or mail application
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Service Categories Youth Employment Programs

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