Employment-related services and supports are available for youth looking to find work.
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 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:
TYPE supports youth who identify as part of the following equity deserving groups:
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.
Youth in the Black: Pathways to Financial Literacy at Weston Frontlines Centre funded by Desjardins.
Frontlines will be launching a new program, supported by Desjardins and the City of Toronto. The Youth in the Black program focuses on cultivating pathways to financial literacy for youth through an 8-week pre-employment and financial training coupled with an 8-weeks placement opportunity.
For youth, we know that pathways to financial literacy can have a significant impact on their future financial well-being. Cultivating the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about money, budgeting, saving, investing, and managing debt are critical life skills that helps youth achieve their financial goals. It can also have important implications for their employment prospects. A core aspect of the program is cultivating pathways for young people to find employment in the financial sector. By developing their skills and expertise in core financial areas, we are striving to increase their competitiveness and success in this field.
For more information about YEP, contact Veronica (Roni) Simic at 416-616-6590 or email Veronica.Simic@toronto.ca.
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.
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:
TYJC is delivered through the following two phases:
Prior to joining the TYJC program you must be:
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: 647-453-8304
York: YES Toronto
783 Lawrence Ave. W., Unit 8 and 9, Telephone: 416-789-5236
Etobicoke: Arab Community Centre of Toronto
180 Norseman Street, Suite 109, Telephone: 416-231-7746
ArtWorksTO is an equity, diversity, and inclusion workforce development program for Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour and/or 2SLGBTQ+ youth who are working towards careers as creative industries professionals. ArtWorksTO was created in response to the need to create inclusive and representative career paths in creative industries for racialized youth.
ArtWorksTO is delivered in partnership with the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network, the City of Toronto, OCAD University and the Remix Project. The program includes:
ArtWorksTO is open to:
For further information, please visit the ArtWorksTO website.