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OSAP Info Session

Planning on going to University or College? Find out more about applying for financial assistance through Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). A Guest Speaker from Durham College will be at the Pickering Welcome Centre to discuss OSAP; eligibility, application process, loan amount, repayment, etc. Thursday June 21, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm Pickering Welcome Centre Click … Continue reading

Summer Jobs for Students

The Government of Canada (GOC) helps youth and students learn of job opportunities, rates of pay and hiring programs for students and recent graduates. Topics include Job Match, Job Training, Job Postings and much more. Click to access the GOC website. Connect with us for assistance in preparing for summer employment! We have great summer … Continue reading

Finance in High School

By Fall 2018, Ontario will make financial skills a mandatory career course in high schools. Laying the groundwork for financial literacy will be an essential aspect of the Grade 10 Careers Course overhaul. In addition to essential financial skills, students will learn about digital literacy and entrepreneurship. Read: Ontario Launches Plan To Teach High School … Continue reading

Options After High School?

What are the options for young people after graduating high school? Why not consider apprenticeship? It could be the start of a rewarding career in the trades. Learn about apprenticeship and jobs in the skilled trades.   Read Employment E-News – March 2018 – Spring Into Action! Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1

Employer Incentive to Hire Youth

Employers that hire youth between January 1st and March 31st using E.O. services can receive a $1,000 retention incentive at 3-months and an additional $1,000 at 6-months. Thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD), the program is available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre. We are accepting referrals for this … Continue reading

Free Youth Employment Programs

There are several Employment Ontario programs available to assist youth in obtaining employment. Through Youth Job Connection and Youth Job Connection-Summer; youth will: Get paid while learning employment techniques that work. Connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment. Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment. Connect with us for more … Continue reading

Youth Employment Strategy

The Government of Canada is committed to helping young people through the Youth Employment Strategy (YES). The YES is designed to help youth facing barriers to employment acquire the information, skills, abilities and experience needed to successfully enter the labour market. Visit the Youth Employment Strategy webpage.   Read Employment E-News – March 2018 – … Continue reading

Summer Employment – Youth

If you are a student or the parent of a student, you should start thinking about summer employment now. Need assistance in developing a targeted résumé and/or cover letter for your summer job? Call to book an appointment. If you know a youth who has not previously worked and would benefit from assistance with removing … Continue reading

Employing Young Talent

Over the next three years the government is investing more than $500M in new initiatives to promote economic growth and lower costs for small businesses. Through the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development (MAESD) a new program effective January 1st, 2018 will assist employers who hire a youth (15–29) to work on average 20 … Continue reading

Youth Employment Support

Are you a young person who is unemployed or underemployed? Do you know someone who is? Take advantage of programs that pay youth to learn employment techniques that work! One of the many positive testimonials from a participant of the Youth Job Connection program: “This program gives me a reason to get out of bed … Continue reading