Employment and Social Development Canada – Skills Link

You could get up to $25,000 per participant to hire and train youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who face barriers to employment. Participants must also be:


  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Legally entitled to work
  • Not in receipt of employment insurance benefits


Employers must:


  • Recruit participants
  • Propose a project that involves a minimum of 8 youth participants
  • Provide work experience-type activity
  • Enable participants to gain experience and skills to help them find work later on


Contact the Service Canada Centre in your region