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Youth Break Barriers to Employment (YBBE)

UNA-Canada's initiative to tackle youth un-and underemployment in positions relating to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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What Is YBBE?

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YBBE is an innovative youth employment programme that aims to stimulate the Ontario economy by training youth aged 15-30 (inclusive) and matching them with a quality employment placement.

We offer up to 80% wage subsidy to employers related to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for up to $15,000/intern. Additional training opportunities for interns available!

If you are an organization from St. Catharines, Toronto or Hamilton, and are interested in receiving wage subsidies and training for new hires, apply today!

Please note that UNA-Canada is an equal opportunity employer and encourage organizations interested in hiring differently-abled, rural/remote and/or indigenous youth to apply to funding.

Hands Up

Employers
To apply, download the job description template and send it to the Regional Coordinator in your area

Interns
To apply, fill out the intern application survey!

Breaking Barriers

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Gain work  experience

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Provide training and certification

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Create positive  outcomes

Regional Coordinators
 

 

 

Toronto

TBD

Hamilton

TBD

ST Catharines

TBD

Programme Team

Programme Coordinator
Lauren Bennett
[email protected]


 
Project Officer
Shanna Lacroix

Project Officer
Odeeth Lara



 

 

Qualifications

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15-30 years of age

Inclusive at the start of

the placement.

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Legal Status
  • Must be:

    • Canadian Citizen,

    • Permanent resident and/or

    • Refugee status

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Employment Status
  • Looking for full-time employment

(30 hours/week minimum)

  • Must have been out of school for 6 months minimum (exceptions may apply- inquire for more details)