Youth Job Connection (YJC)
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Referrals to Youth Job Connection (YJC)

Youth Job Connection is one of a suite of new employment programs being developed as part of Employment and Training Services Integration (ETSI), a key government initiative that is modernizing and transforming Ontario's employment and training programs and services to improve access and provide job seekers and employers with proven, coordinated and targeted services that meet their needs.

The program will serve youth aged 15 to 29 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. These include:

  • Paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness;

  • Job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers;

  • Mentorship services; and

  • Education and work transitions supports.

Youth Job Connection consists of two components:

  • A year-round component, launched in fall 2015, which will provide intensive employment supports for youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training and who experience multiple barriers to employment.

  • A summer component – Youth Job Connection: Summer – launching in spring 2016, which will provide summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the school year to help multi-barriered high school students, aged 15 to 18 make positive educational and career choices. The focus will be on those who are facing challenging life circumstances and are at risk of experiencing poor transitions between education and work.

The City of Windsor's Employment and Training Services (ETS) is one of a network of  Employment Ontario service providers. We can meet with you and refer you to YJC.

Employment Ontario

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.