Canada. Youth Employment Strategy

Description (Service) Youth Employment Strategy (YES) helps young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed. 
In some cases, the Government of Canada funds employers and community organizations to hire youth and help them gain practical work experience and develop employment skills * In other cases, federal departments and agencies offer initiatives that give youth work experience in specialized fields, such as international development or science and technology * Also assists employers who hire youth 
Skills Link helps young people, who face more barriers to employment than others, find employment, high school dropouts, single parents, Aboriginal youth, young persons with disabilities, youth in rural areas or newcomers. 
Career Focus helps post-secondary graduates develop advanced work skills and find careers in their field of study. 
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30 
Youth Opportunities Ontario a website for youth that provides information about volunteering, job opportunities, figuring out what to do after high school, getting help (bullying, addictions, abuse, legal issues etc.) getting involved in their communities and more. Visit
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-8 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) - 30 year(s) 
Canadian citizens may be eligible if they are legally able to work in Canada; and not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
Application Call Youth Info Line
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Canada
Mailing Address c/o Youth Operations Directorate 
PO Box Mail Drop 403 
140 Promenade du Portage, Phase IV, 4D392 
Gatineau, QC K1A 0J9
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone Youth Info Line: 1-800-935-5555
TTY Phone Youth Info Line: 1-800-926-9105
Fax 1-819-997-1820
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