Finding a job can be tough, especially if you’re a young person. That’s why Canada’s Economic Action Plan is investing $50 million over two years through the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) to help young Canadians gain tangible skills and experience required for jobs in high demand fields.
The Youth Employment Strategy focuses on three program streams: Skills Link, Career Focus, and Canada Summer Jobs. These programs provide funding to allow employers to create job opportunities, work experience and training programs for youth. In 2011 alone, YES helped connect 70,000 Canadian youth with the work experience and skills training needed to succeed in the job market.
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If you’re ages 15-30, and are unemployed or looking to make a successful transition from school to work, the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) can help you!
Visit youth.gc.ca to learn more about how you can apply for funding or take advantage of programs offered.