The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada’s commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.
About the Youth Employment Strategy
The Youth Employment Strategy is comprised of three program streams: Skills Link, Career Focus, and Summer Work Experience.
How is it delivered?
The Youth Employment Strategy is a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.
Service Canada offers programming under each program stream:
Skills Link provides funding for employers and organizations to help youth facing barriers to employment obtain the knowledge and develop the broad range of skills and work experience they need to participate in the labour market.
Career Focus provides funding for employers and organizations to create career-related work experiences for post-secondary graduates.
Canada Summer Jobs (an initiative under Summer Work Experience) provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students.
Where to find more information
- Call 1-800-935-5555 (TTY: 1-800-926-9105)
Other Useful Resources
- Federal Student Work Experience Program
- International Academic Mobility (IAM) Initiative
- Jobs – Youth.gc.ca
- Sectoral Career Focus
- Youth Awareness
Visit http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/newprog/yesprograms.shtml for more information.