Youth Opportunities Program

The objective of the Youth Opportunities Program is to:

  • help youth overcome barriers to employment,
  • help youth develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market, and
  • promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.

Eligibility requirements for this FREE program:

  • Youths aged 15 to 30 (inclusive).
  • Must be unemployed, not on Employment Insurance, and not registered with another youth employment program with any other agency.
  • A Canadian citizen, or permanent resident, or a protected person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada, have a Picture ID, and a SIN Card valid for employment.
  • Resident of Peel Region.

Program details:

  • Eligible and registered participants will ONLY be paid for the hours that they attend the program, for up to 19 weeks.
  • Participants will receive training and learn valuable on-the-job skills to ensure work experience success.
  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion upon program completion.

The Youth Opportunities Program is on a first come, first served basis.  For more information or the enrollment process, please call 905-270-2250 or 905-453-5775.

Please click here to download the brochure.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada