This program, organized by TNO (The Neighbourhood Organization) is not for newcomers only, but may be of particular interest to them. The program serves youth aged 15 to 18 who experience multiple and/or complex barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. This program is offered all year but the focus is on summer/after-school jobs.

There is no official minimum level of English proficiency stipulated for this program. However, we are showing level CLB 3, because participants must be able to understand what is being said in the workshops, even if it requires the leader to speak slowly.

Program supports include:

  • Pre-employment services: Youth participate in a minimum of 20 hours of paid pre-employment workshops designed to improve job readiness and life skills.
  • Job matching, placements and employer hiring incentives: Youth participate in paid job placements up to six months in duration. Throughout the placement, they have access to one-on-one job coaching support from the service provider, as well as networking and mentorship from members of the community, employers and past program participants.