Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna

Your member of parliament for


Ottawa Centre

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Skills Development

 

Employment Resource Centres for Youth

 

YMCA Employment Access Centre (Argyle and Merivale) 

  • Personalized employment consultation to help identify your goals and guide you through your job search.
  • Help building a resume and cover letter, and preparation for your job interviews.
  • Information on training, apprenticeships, subsidized work placements, community supports and job postings.
  • Free access to computers, photocopier, printer, fax, internet and Wi-Fi.

Youth Services Bureau (YSB) Employment Services

  • Career counselling; interview prep; job fairs; job placements
  • 20-60 hours of paid training to prepare youth for workplace
  • Job placement for up to six months, with support and funding for employers
  • Mentorship, coaching and help with school/ work transitions

Eligibility:

  • Youth (15 and 29) who are not in work, school or training and who face complex/ multiple barriers to employment are eligible
  • High School students (15 and 18) who are facing challenging life circumstances, and who need help transitioning between school and work

 

Please note that this list is not comprehensive; if you think we missed out on any organization or program, please do not hesitate to send your recommendations to catherine.mckenna@parl.gc.ca.