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Employment Services

Youth Job Connection (YJC)

This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Government of Ontario.


Helping youth find and keep jobs.

Youth Job Connection (YJC) provides paid pre-placement training, job opportunities and mentorship to youth aged 15-29. If you are unemployed and not in full-time school or training, the YMCA Employment Services will help you connect with a local employer and get a paid job placement.

This job placement will help you gain valuable skills, experience and confidence while making great connections within the community. YMCA Employment Services will provide you with support based on your needs through a combination of employment, training and mentorship.

The employer providing your job placement may receive a financial incentive to help cover the costs of wages and training for new hires.

Program Benefits for Youth

  • paid training workshops to help you succeed in the labour market
  • paid job placement after completing the mandatory training
  • one-on-one guidance and mentorship
  • essential job search and workplace skills
  • valuable work experience in a career you enjoy

To register or learn more about this program stop by our Resource Centre in Owen Sound or Hanover or call 519-371-9222