Employment & Career Development

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.