Youth Services

Paid career development training and job placement for youth (15-29 years old) who are having trouble finding work. Providing access to job search resources and information for students and youth to find jobs throughout the year and for the summer.

Youth Job Connection

Employment Ontario's Youth Job Connection (YJC) program offers paid pre-employment training and job placement to youth across Ontario. Our role at Employment Services Elgin is to help local youth find and retain suitable jobs through a combination of pre-employment training, mentorship, and job placement.

Program Benefits

    For Youth

  • Candidates who are ready to work and motivated to succeed
  • Pre-screened youth who have completed the pre-employment traning
  • Access to job fairs, job posting and tailored job placement
  • Financial incentives to offset on-boarding and traning costs
  • Unique opportunities to support and mentor youth in the community

    For Employers

  • Paid training workshops to help you succeed in the labour market
  • Paid job placement after completing the mandatory training
  • One-on-one guidance and mentorship
  • Essential job search and workplace skills
  • Meaningful work experience

Eligibility And Suitability

    For Youth

  • years old at time of registration ‏15-29
  • A resident of Ontario
  • Unemployed
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Not participating in full-time traning or education

    For Employers

  • Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Employment Standards Act, and all applicable
  • federal and provincial human rights legislation,regulations, and any other relevant standards
  • Maintain appropriate WSIB of alternative workplace safety insurance coverage
  • Have adequate third party general liability insurance, as advised by its insurance broker
  • Express an intention to hire the participant after the placement ends
  • Place trainees/employees on company payroll and provide the same employment terms, conditions and benifits as for all regular employees
  • Not be a federal, provincial or municipal government agency
  • Not be currently receiving other government funds for the same job placement
  • Not use a placement services to displace existing staff, or replace staff who have been laid-off
  • ‏( Not hire immediate family memebers (e.g. parents, spouse or child

Youth Job Connection - Summer

If you are between the ages of 15-18, are experiencing multiple or complex barriers to employment and are looking for summer or part-time employment while in school, you can benefit from this intensive youth employment program. This progrm allows you to earn money while attending pre-employment training and offers up to 8 weeks (throughout the summer) and up to 10 hours per week through the school year of on-the-job training to assist you in transitioning from school to employment.

  • between 15 and 18 years' old
  • seeking employment
  • experiencing multiple or complex barriers
  • a resident of Ontario

Youth Job link

If you are between the ages of 15-29 and ready, willing and able to work, but need assistance with career choices, career management and job searching, this program can benefit you. This program will provide you with free educational workshops and supports to assit you in securing a job.

Email us at: joblink@employmentserviceselgin.ca

Eligibility for Youth Job Link

  • be 15-19
  • be an Ontario resident
  • eligible to work in Ontario

If you are interested in this program call or text us at:

St. Thomas Office

West Lorne Office