The City provides hiring help to local employers at no cost that includes such services as:

  • access to a large and diverse group of candidates with a wide range of skills and experience
  • free pre-screening services
  • ongoing human resources support and recruitment services

You can call the Employer Hotline at 416-397-5627 or email us to post a job, attend a job fair or get information on other ways to meet your training and hiring needs.

Job fairs provide opportunities for employers and job seekers to network and discuss job openings and skills. Employment and Social Services also hosts career fairs geared towards specific industries such as trades and construction, retail and transport/logistics.

If you are interested in getting involved with a local job fair, call 416-397-JOBS (5627) or email us.

Through Investing in Neighbourhoods (IIN), the City helps non-profit organizations hire qualified candidates who receive Ontario Works benefits into paid work placements for up to one year.

Thank you for your interest in the Investing in Neighbourhoods program. At this time, we are not accepting new organization applications as the program is full. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Note: PAYE is currently paused, however, for information on City of Toronto employment programs and services for youth, visit Find Youth Services.

If you are receiving Ontario Works Assistance or Ontario Disability Support, you can speak to your caseworker about a referral to an Employment Ontario Employment Services agency specializing in youth services, or contact for more information.

The Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) is a joint initiative between private-sector employers, the City of Toronto and a network of community-based agencies to help Toronto youth find and maintain employment.

PAYE connects hundreds of employers with diverse and talented youth job seekers 18-29 years old. Through PAYE, employers can develop customized plans that address their immediate and long-term workforce needs. They also get access to recruitment events and job fairs.

Each year, PAYE provides one-on-one support and coaching to more than 1,000 youth job seekers, helping them obtain in-demand technical and soft skills and secure first-work and career track employment opportunities. PAYE does this by referring youth to training and education, networking and mentoring opportunities, and jobs with career potential.

For more information about the growing partnership of employers and community agencies that are working with the City to reduce youth unemployment, contact Jennifer Posthumus, Manager, Employer & Stakeholder Engagement at 416-397-0722 or email

Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) is a mobile intensive case management program supporting vulnerable youth (age 16-29) in Toronto, who are facing multiple and complex barriers to finding employment. An Outreach Youth Counsellor will help you with life stabilization supports by developing an action plan and connecting you to relevant services, programs and resources.

TYPE helps you move towards employability by identifying your skills and interests and working through the barriers that prevent you from reaching your immediate and long-term employment goals.

Youth in the TYPE program can access:

  • intensive, mobile, and youth directed support and service planning
  • support with job readiness and job preparation
  • connection to employment, education, and training programs

TYPE supports youth who identify as part of the following equity deserving groups:

  • Indigenous
  • Black
  • Newcomer
  • Person with Disabilities
  • 2SLGBTQ+
  • Experiencing Gender-Based Violence
  • Involvement with the Justice System


Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP) is a neighbourhood-based youth employment network that offers job placement and staffing services to organizations throughout Toronto absolutely free.

Supporting hundreds of employers and thousands of Toronto youth annually, YEP is able to directly connect employers with the right local or city wide employment service. Striving to improve employment retention, YEP has the flexibility to offer subsidized or unsubsidized job placements to all eligible Toronto employers with many additional benefits and supports to job seekers and employers for each new hire during the first few months of employment.

For more info about how employers can take advantage of the YEP Network, contact Veronica (Roni) Simic Community Development Officer at

Services that YEP provides include:

  • wage subsidies, where available
  • posting of your job opportunities on our electronic job board
  • job fairs when your organization has multiple job postings
  • screening and matching young people to your job openings
  • pre-employment and on-going support
  • employer and potential employee support on a confidential, individual basis
  • help developing your apprenticeship opportunities
  • helping employers train today’s youth to meet your future workforce needs