Youth Programs

There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment. Find out which one is right for you. Need help? Our Employment Counsellors are available to help you. Connect with us for more information.

Youth Job Link

Youth Job Link is designed for youth aged 15-29 years that could benefit from extra help to plan their careers and transition into the labour market.

The program will offer year round support to help youth gain career management skills, gain exposure to career exploration activities and receive assistance in finding employment including, summer, part-time and full-time employment.

It is expected the majority of youth will use the service in the summer. Contact us to learn more!


Youth Job Connection

Are you aged 15-29 and facing multiple and/or complex barriers to employment?

Youth Job Connection provides intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.

The following opportunities will be available to partcipants of Youth Job Connection:

Click to view Youth Job Connection Poster.


Youth Job Connection Summer

Youth Job Connection Summer (YJCS) is a program for youth between the ages of 15-18.

Obtain summer or part-time employment during the high school years - Youth Job Link is designed for youth facing challenging life circumstances and needing support transitioning from school to work.

The program will offer up to 20 hours of paid pre-employment training, job placements up to 8 weeks during the summer and up to 10 hours per week during the school year. The program offers incentives to employers. Contact us!

Youth who have left school and are experiencing significant, multiple or complex barriers to employment will benefit from Youth Job Connection, launched October 2015; offering year-round 60- 90 hours of paid pre-employment services, job matching, and mentoring support.

Click to view Youth Job Connection Summer Poster.

Schedule an appointment with an Employment Counsellor for more information about our Youth Programs.


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