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Digital Literacy Program

The new Digital Literacy Program assists youth 15 – 30 years of age who are struggling with technology, to help strengthen their computer skills. Participate in group-based employment skills workshops and quality employment placements. We provide holistic services for youth who are out of school, unemployed, and are facing barriers to finding a job.

New!! Online applications can now be made here

A laptop with webcam is required, so let us know if you require us to provide one for your use. Our program will assist you to successfully navigate technology and to help find you a new job!

This free program begins with 3 weeks of group-based employment and life skills workshops, where youth receive minimum wage. Upon successful completion of the training period participants can enter a paid full-time 13 week work placement, with the goal of permanent employment at the end of this placement period.

All youth selected for the program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Canadian citizenship, permanent resident, or Convention Refugee status
  • legally entitled to work in Canada
  • out of full-time work and school, and looking for full-time employment

For social service organizations or community workers who would like to refer a youth, please contact us for our referral package.

YES – Youth Job Centre
2562 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6M 1T4
Tel: (416) 656-8900
Fax: (416) 656-8904
E-mail: yes2562@yes.on.ca

This program is partially funded by the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy of the federal government, plus donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. We thank our funding partners.

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