Ontario Helps Over 25,000 Young People Through the Youth Employment Fund

Ontario’s Youth Employment Fund has exceeded its initial goal by helping more than 25,000 young people access job opportunities, develop skills and gain valuable work experience.  As part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, the fund helps employers offer four- to six-month job placements for youth aged 15-29 who are looking for work, particularly those facing multiple barriers to employment. Since its launch in September 2013, the program has helped 26,582 youth. Eighty five per cent of youth who have participated in the program have either been retained or gone on to further employment elsewhere. Helping youth find work is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.

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