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.

 

See our events calendar for up-to-date workforce development events and announcements.

Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) is a mobile intensive case management program supporting vulnerable youth (aged 16 to 29) in Toronto who are facing multiple barriers to finding employment. A Youth Outreach Counsellor will help you with life stabilization supports by developing an action plan and connecting you to employment services, skill development opportunities, or educational programs.

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 groups:

  • Indigenous
  • Black
  • Newcomer
  • Person with Disabilities
  • LGBTQ2S
  • Experiencing Gender Based Violence
  • Involvement with the Justice System

Response to COVID-19

Please note that all in-person appointments with Youth Outreach Counsellors are temporarily suspended until further notice. Appointments with Youth Outreach Counsellors are currently being conducted virtually. Referrals are still accepted through the TYPE referral form.

Learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19.

How to Apply

To apply for the program, complete the TYPE Referral Form.

Contact

Email: type@toronto.ca

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.

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.

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.

This unique program pairs young women Torontonians with women 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 live in the City of Toronto, be woman-identifying, and be between 19 and 26 years of age.

Stay tuned for details on the 2020-2021 program!

The Toronto Youth Job Corps is a free to join, full-time 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 15 to 30 and out of work and out of school?

If yes, the TYJC program might be exactly what you need.

TYJC is a full-time, paid employment preparation program for youth, especially those who are facing a difficult life situation or having a hard time getting a job.

TYJC will help you become more employment ready through:

  • Employment readiness activities
  • Training modules to develop employability and job skills
  • Soft skills enhancement
  • Job search assistance
  • Group and one-to-one job coaching
  • Supervised work experience through community-based work projects; and
  • Work experience opportunities with a network of vetted employers

TYJC is delivered through the following two phases:

Phase I – Employment Skills Training

  • 5-weeks of group based employment training where you will receive skills development training
  • Combination of in-class life and employability workshops/seminars and a community project
  • Community project simulates a real work environment where youth will complete different projects for non-profit organizations in the community

Phase II – Employment Opportunity

  • Opportunity be placed with an employer for up to 16 weeks to gain real world work experience
  • Gain experience and further enhance your employability
  • Explore and evaluate different vocations to create a clearer vision for your future and what you want to be doing

Participant Eligibility

Prior to joining the TYJC program you must be:

  1. Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive).
  2. Resident of the City of Toronto
  3. A Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  4. Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  5. Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

This program is coordinated by the City of Toronto’s Social Development, Finance, and Administration Division in partnership with Service Canada and is delivered by four community agencies across the city.

For more information and to apply please contact the agency closest to you:

Scarborough: West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre
1919 Lawrence Ave. E., Suite 303,Telephone: 416-615-1049

North York: JVS Toronto
1911 Finch Ave. W., Unit 3, Telephone: 416-636-2481

York: YES Toronto
783 Lawrence Ave. W., Unit 8 and 9, Telephone: 416-789-5236

Etobicoke: Arab Community Centre of Toronto

555 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Telephone: 416-231-7746

ArtWorksTO is a workforce development program coordinated by the Toronto Arts Foundation – Neighbourhood Arts Network to enhance access to employment and entrepreneurship in the media arts and creative industries for young artists identifying as IBPOC and/or 2SLGBTQ+ through:

ArtWorksTO is open to:

  • Residents of Toronto
  • Youth 18-29 (by the application deadline)
  • Youth who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour (IBPOC)
  • Youth who identify as Two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (2SLGBTQ+)
  • Youth with experience (either self-taught or through community-based or formal training) as a media artist (videographer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, social media communications, User Experience – UX design, etc.)
  • Youth artists with career aspirations in the creative industries as a media-based artist, entrepreneur, freelancer, or working professional

For further information, including how to apply and application deadlines, please refer to the program guidelines.