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Youth Job Connection

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Youth Job Connection: Summer

Part-time and Summer Opportunities available!

Attention Employers: Find out how you can support your community, while receiving support from this Program!

Special March Break intake in Keswick! Register for an info session, Tuesday, March 7th or Thurday, March 9th at our Keswick location, 155 Riverglen Drive (at the Queensway) or call 905-476-8088 for more information

For successful participants:

  • We pay you while you attend training that prepares you for the workplace
  • We find you a job
  • We help pay for things you need for work, like transportation or clothes
  • We even pay your employer some of your wages to cover your training

Youth Job Connection: Summer will help you develop workplace skills, acquire job search tools and strategies, and make a plan to put those skills and strategies into action. You will connect with employers, gain work experience and find employment. Our experienced staff will support you during and after the Program, to help you reach your employment goals.

The Program features 20 hours of paid workshops and activities designed to help you get ready for work. You will receive minimum wage for the time you spend in the workshops that will help you:

  • create an effective, interview-generating resume
  • job search effectively
  • develop interview skills to secure a job
  • enhance your “soft skills” e.g. customer service
  • make your social media profiles reflect you in a positive light
  • understand the employer/employee relationship


The Program includes a summer job placement of up to 8 weeks in duration. We will match you with a position that suits your interests and abilities. Ffinancial support for work expenses may be available.


  • Age 15 to 18
  • Resident of Ontario
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • High School students* intending to stay in, or return to high school or access post-secondary education after the job placement
  • Additional suitability criteria may apply

*The Education Act requires young people under 18 to be in school unless legally excused, which means either the individual has graduated or is participating in a Supervised Alternative Learning program (see s.21 of the Education Act and Supervised Alternative Learning: Policy and Implementation, 2010).

Contact us to find your Summer Job! | 905-476-8088 | 1-866-470-5947 | Text: 289-312-3244

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image depicting Job Skills' hours over the holiday season: All locations closed on December 26, 27, 28 andJanuary; Normal hours resume on January 3rd. When open, hours at all locations will be 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Keswick Employment Services location will be open until 7:00 pm on January 3rd, the Markham Employment Services location will be open until 7:00 pm on January 5th.