Youth Job Seekers
Employment-related services and supports are available for youth looking to find work.
Explore the Jobs at the City to learn of current opportunities to work for the City of Toronto.
Job Fairs and Events
See our events calendar for up-to-date workforce development events and announcements.
Employment Mentorship – Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE)
Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) is a mobile intensive case management program supporting youth (aged 16-29) in Toronto who are facing challenges. A Youth Outreach Counsellor will help you to develop an action plan and link you to employment services, skill development and educational programs.
TYPE helps you to identify your skills and interests, as well as the barriers that prevent you from reaching your immediate and long-term career goals. TYPE hopes to inspire you, support your educational and training needs and help you get hired.
Youth in the TYPE program can access:
- help with job searching
- life skills coaching
- accompaniment to pre-employment programs, volunteering, social services appointments
- help getting identification
- job retention supports
- interview preparation
- links to education and training programs
How to Apply
To apply for the program, complete the TYPE Referral Form.
Employment Support – Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE)
Some of Toronto’s leading companies want to invest in youth and are offering jobs to young candidates like you! If you are under 30 years of age, out of school and live in Toronto, don’t miss your chance to find employment opportunities through PAYE.
PAYE provides youth with one-on-one support, referrals to training and education, networking and mentoring opportunities, and jobs with career potential.
Each year, PAYE works with hundreds of employers to help more than 1,000 youth get jobs and connect with work-based learning opportunities.
Join this unique program to get the skills, experience and connections needed in today’s job market. Schedule a one-on-one coaching session and find out more about upcoming events and employment opportunities. Call 416-397-5627 or email PAYE@toronto.ca.
Employment Support – Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP)
Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP) is a youth-friendly community organization network that offers co-ordinated support to young job seekers 15 to 29 years of age.
YEP is flexible to connect you to the right service and through one-on-one support and mentorship help you develop skills and knowledge as well as identify and secure the right opportunities with career potential. YEP can also connect you with training, certification and education programs to prepare you for employment. Find an upcoming YEP hosted event.
Entrepreneurs – Summer Company
Next summer, work for the best boss ever . . . you!
Every summer, Enterprise Toronto delivers a program designed to foster the entrepreneurial spirit in students aged 15 to 29 who are returning to school in the fall.
In place of a summer job, students have the opportunity to be their own boss. All that’s required is a good summer company idea, a detailed business plan, commitment and hard work.
In return, students receive hands-on training from successful business people, financial support with awards up to $3,000, and the opportunity to find out if they have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Apply for Summer Company and select Enterprise Toronto as your program provider.
Mentorship – Protégée Program
This unique program pairs young female Torontonians with female City Councillors for a six month mentorship. Protégées learn about opportunities for women in local government, gain hands-on experience and understand the multi-faceted role of City Councillors.
To be eligible, applicants must identify as female, live in the City of Toronto, and be between 19 and 26 years of age.
Details on the 2019 program and application will be made available in fall 2018. Check back for updates for the application release date.
Paid Employment Program – Toronto Youth Job Corps
The Toronto Youth Job Corps is a paid employment program designed to connect you to the workforce.
Are you having a hard time getting a job or staying employed? Are you between the ages of 16 – 29 and out of work and out of school?
If yes, the Toronto Youth Job (TYJC) Corps program might be exactly what you need. This program is a full-time, 6 to 24 week paid employment preparation program for youth; especially those who are facing a difficult life situation or having a hard time getting a job. The program works in two phases.
- The first five weeks is considered the pre-employment phase and you are paid to participate. During this time, you will have access to employment readiness and pre-employment supports, plus participate in a variety of workshops that build up your employment skills; including a paint site component
- Workshops include employment readiness skills, resume and cover letter help, and career planning among other topics
- You will also receive supportive one-on-one employment counselling and a referral to phase two of the program
You will work in a paid job placement with a local employer for 6 to 24 weeks. Once you have successfully completed phase two, we will continue to help you find employment as well as skill development and/or educational opportunities. Job placements range from sales and administration to construction and the trades.
This program is coordinated by the City of Toronto’s Social Development, Finance, and Administration Division and is delivered by five community agencies across the city.
For more information and to apply please contact the agency closest to you:
South West Toronto: West Neighbourhood House (Formerly St. Christopher House)
1033 King St. W., Telephone: 416-848-7980 ext. 308
North West Toronto: West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre
1919 Lawrence Ave. E., Suite 303, Telephone: 416-615-1049
North Central Toronto: JVS Toronto
1911 Finch Ave. W., Unit 3, Telephone: 416-636-2481
Toronto Mid-Town West: YES Toronto
783 Lawrence Ave. W., Unit 8 and 9, Toronto, Tel: 416-789-5236
North East Toronto/ Scarborough: Tropicana Community Services
1385 Huntingwood Dr., Telephone: 416-439-9009