Need a Job? Work Experience? We Can HelpEntering the workforce can be an intimidating experience.  From finding the right opportunity that fits your schedule to overcoming job search jitters, Employment North Job Coaches provide many services to support students and young people with job readiness.

Geared to job seekers aged 15-29 looking to become employed, gain on-the-job experience, explore training options and overcome barriers experienced by those first entering the workforce.

The Gravenhurst office, located at 2- 410 Muskoka Rd S, Gravenhurst, serves the surrounding South Muskoka area.

The Sundridge office, located at 104 Main St, Sundridge, provides support to the Almaguin region and in the District of Parry Sound including Magnetawan, Powassan, South River and Sundridge.

Our team is ready to assist you with your job search and career exploration. To book an appointment please visit our offices, contact a member of our team or use our online appointment request form allowing us to connect via phone, Skype or in-person.

To schedule a phone, Skype or in-person appointment, contact our office or click on the appointment request icon.

Employment Ontario Youth Programs

Through Employment North, young adults (ages 15-29) can gain access to Employment Ontario youth training programs. Our job coaches are pleased to discuss opportunities that may fit with your employment goals.

Youth Job Link (YJL)

Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market. The YJL program is available province-wide through Employment Ontario service providers including Employment North.

Youth Job Link provides three categories of non-intensive employment services, each of which is available year-round. They are:

  • Career exploration services to increase knowledge of career options and support career decision-making;
  • Career management services to improve readiness for the labour market; and,
  • Job search, preparation and matching assistance to connect youth with employers offering employment opportunities, including summer jobs.

Youth Job Link is part of a new, more comprehensive and targeted suite of employment programs and services the Ontario government is implementing to more effectively help young people across a broader spectrum of needs improve their skills and find work. This includes Youth Job Connection, Youth Job Link and the existing Employment Service.

Youth Job Link was developed as part of the Ontario government’s renewed Youth Jobs Strategy, as well as our initiative to modernize and transform employment and training programs and services to make them evidence-based, better coordinated, more targeted and more effective for people across the province, including young people.

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Youth Job Connection Summer (YJCS)

Youth Job Connection Summer – Provides summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities to high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenges and may need support transitioning between school and work. Employment North is the service provider of this program for Muskoka.

Supports include:

  • Paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness;
  • Job matching and paid job placements, with placement, support for participants and hiring incentives for employers;
  • Mentorship services; and
  • Education and work transitions support.

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Youth Job Connection (YJC)

The Youth Job Connection program serves youth aged 15 to 29 who experience barriers to employment by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities.  Employment North is the service provider of this program for Muskoka.

Supports include:

  • Paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness;
  • Job matching and paid job placements, with placement, support for participants and hiring incentives for employers;
  • Mentorship services; and
  • Education and work transitions support.

Youth Job Connection is one program in a new, more comprehensive and targeted suite of employment programs and services the Ontario government has implemented to more effectively help young people across a broader spectrum of needs improve their skills and find work. This includes Youth Job Connection, Youth Job Link and the existing Employment Service.

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