Employment & Career Development
- Ontario employment programs for people under 30
- Ontario Jobs & Employment
- Government of Canada Youth Employment and Skills Program
- Government of Canada Job Bank
- Ontario Public Service Student Jobs
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) 2020/21 applications are now open.
- Ontario creating new career opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
- TRCA’s Girls Can Too program prepares young women for careers in the trades and environmental sector.
- Youth Activists Inc. is a non-profit organization focusing on the development of youth leadership skills, community organizing, and advocacy for youth related issues in Ontario.
- The Youth Entrepreneurship Program teaches youth (15-30) to build a business or become self-employed with training, coaching and supports.
Summer Company is an Ontario government program for students between ages 15 and 29 who start their own summer business. The program provides hands-on training, mentorship and financial grants of up to $3,000. Applications for Summer Company 2021 are now open! The deadline to apply is April 19, 2021 (or until our program reaches capacity).
Starter Company Plus
The Starter Company Plus programwill assist people 18 years and over interested in starting, expanding or purchasing a business in Brampton. The program provides:
- Free training and business skills development
- Free mentorship and guidance
- Opportunity to apply for a program grant of up to $5,000 after the completion of mandatory training and mentorship
- Roots Community Services offers a Youth Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program called Black Leaders of Tomorrow.
- Skills for Life offers a New Age Mentorship Program & Discover Your Path Program.
- Sheridan College EDGE’s Social Impact Catalyst, powered by RBC Future Launch, supports youth entrepreneurs with mentorship, expertise and funding as they develop solutions to community challenges.
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters virtual mentoring program.
YMCA Peel Employment & Community Programming
- The Resource Centre provides tools youth need to find employment, including interview techniques workshop, resume workshop, resume critiques one-on-one, magnet information session, mock interview one-on-one, and job searching.
- Employment Services provides one-on-one counselling to address some of the barriers in entering the labour market. Services include resume and cover letter writing, developing job search strategy and interview preparation through mock interviews.
- The Youth Job Connection program is for youth 15-29. Services include virtual paid pre-employment training to promote job readiness; job matching and paid employment placements, with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers; virtual mentorship services; and education and work transition supports.
- Youth Job Connection Summer program offers a paid pre-employment workshop to assist with overcoming barriers.
- Skills Development For Youth is a 12-week program that assists participants 15-30, who are out of work, a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected citizen and legally entitled to work in Canada with the skills and techniques to become employable.
- The Youth Outreach Worker Program supports youth 12-21 with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to education, employment, legal, family matters, housing and basic needs, to connect them with services and resources.
- The Newcomer Youth Leadership Development program is for newcomer youth 13-24. The program offers youth opportunities to make new friends, practice English, gain leadership, teamwork and social skills. Youth will learn about their community and gain volunteer hours.