Unemployed Youth?


Durham Region

Unemployed Help Centre

Youth Programs

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Get paid while you learn employment techniques that work.

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Connect with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment.

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Gain mentorship, support, education, skills and employment.

There are several Employment Ontario programs available through the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre designed to assist youth in obtaining employment.

Find out which youth program is right for you.

Connect with us for more information.

Need our assistance? Employment Counsellors are available to help.

Youth Job Connection


Youth Job Connection (YJC) is a program for youth aged 15 to 29 who want to work.

You will

  • Get paid while you gain work experience and skills
  • Participate in 3-weeks of training
  • Learn employment techniques that work
  • Gain a 2-week paid employment opportunity
  • Work with a group of peers that are facing similar challenges
  • Benefit from mentorship, education and work transition support
  • Connect to a source of guidance throughout the year

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Learn more of the programs and supports in place to help you find and keep a job.

Click to view the Youth Job Connection Poster.

Youth Job Connection Summer


Are you between the ages of 15-18 and looking for summer or part time work while in high school?

If you are facing challenging life circumstances and need support transitioning from school to work, Youth Job Connection Summer could be for you.

You will gain

  • Up to 20 hours of paid pre-employment training
  • Job placements up to 8 weeks during the summer
  • Job placements up to 10 hours per week during the school year

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Click to view Youth Job Connection Summer Poster.

*This program offers incentives to employers.



97% of youth get an interview within 1 month of joining our youth programs.

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Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

(905) 579-1821

(905) 420-4010

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