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Career Connect for Youth

Youth Employment Skills Strategy (YESS)

Designed to help youth navigate through the labour market and successfully transition into sustainable employment. These objectives are key in supporting the needs of youth – especially youth facing barriers – to develop skills, knowledge, and networks through education, skills development, and meaningful work experience.

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• Between the ages of 15 & 30
• Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person granted refugee status
• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• Not currently employed
• Not in school

• Registered private sector employer or organization
• Have an existing vacant position
• Offer a relevant work experience for 26 weeks

Flexible employment services and enhanced supports for youth and employers.

As a youth, this program will help advance your career through work experience and skills development. As an employer, this is an opportunity to hire a youth with assistance and a wage subsidy.

All of our Government Services are free of charge.

Services for Job Seekers
  • One-on-one assistance to support your needs to find your way to employment
  • Skills and training workshops
  • Paid work experience to gain on-the-job experience
Services for Employers
  • Assistance in the selection of a youth who hasn’t yet transitioned into employment
  • Wage subsidy to support a 26-week work experience
  • Ongoing support for both the employer and youth
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YESS Service Areas

Ajax   |   Barrie   |   Bracebridge   |   Burks Falls   |   Fergus   |   Hamilton   |   Innisfil   |   Kitchener   |   Minden   |   Mount Forest   |   Orillia   |   Ottawa

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What people are saying about Agilec

"The staff is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to reply to any questions or concerns I may have."
"Agilec and it's staff have been very supportive. Thanks for the great service."
"Without the help of Agilec guiding me and my will to succeed, my goals would not have been possible."
"Agilec was great to work with and was able to match clients with employers needs. Thanks again!"
"Agilec is good because they directly contact employers for you and ensure your needs are met when looking for employment."
"Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I look forward to working with Agilec in the future."
"One of the best parts about working with Agilec was working with the friendly staff that cared about the people they were working with, always making sure that everything was going alright. I just want to say thank you for taking the time to help me with getting a job."

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