For Youth ages 15-30 years of age, that are actively looking for work, not in full-time school, and are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident.
6 Weeks in person Facilitation
8 Weeks Work Experience
3179 Jacklin Rd #102
START, Youth Employment Program
This program offers youth between the ages of 15-30 an opportunity to earn a wide range of certificates, build solid resumes, write effective cover letters, and attain job retention skills.
- Six weeks of in-person group facilitation
- Paid minimum wage for 30 hours a week for six weeks
- Eight weeks of work experience and possible access to a wage subsidy
- Group job search instruction, resume writing, interviewing practice and life skills development
- Provides industry-specific training certificates to enhance labour market participation
- Networking, labour market information and employment maintenance
- Other financial supports
“The START program was an amazing opportunity for me. Due to covid and other circumstances, I had been having a lot of trouble finding any kind of work, and after applying to so many jobs with no response I was getting pretty frustrated and disheartened. This program was so vital in providing me support and knowledge that truly made the difference in my job search as well as my confidence. The different certifications and knowledge of how to properly edit my resume were a great help to me, and at the end of the program I had managed to get a few interviews and job offers, finally culminating in the job that I currently have. Learning about my rights as an employee also made me aware of how things should be in a workplace, and I am happy to have that knowledge should I or someone I know ever need it. Apart from that, I really took advantage of everything the program had to offer, including the pay and opportunity to buy interview clothes. Both Greg and Danielle were really great at supporting and understanding where everyone was coming from, and personally I feel very glad that I had the opportunity to be part of the program.”
“I think some of the biggest learning opportunities through START I received is the outsourced training programs like First Aid, CPR and Food Safe. The certificates are probably things I would have never had the opportunity to take and even think of taking.”