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Youth Employment Skills Strategy

Our Youth Employment Skills Strategy (YESS) Program equips young people with the tools and connections needed to find a placement in their chosen field. You’ll start off by taking part in pre-employment workshops, which cover topics like job searching tactics, optimizing your LinkedIn profile, cold calling, accessing the hidden job market, resume and cover letter writing and interview techniques. These take place one-to-one, as part of a group session or on Zoom. 

After taking part in these workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with a program worker who can help you find employment opportunities. We’ll make the most of our connections with employers to give you a great start on your career journey. 

We have three program workers who speak various languages, including Ukrainian, French, Spanish, English and Urdu. 


  • Enjoy one-to-one and group sessions.
  • Meet other young people and share your experiences.
  • Take part in workshops to learn the essential skills required to secure your ideal role. 
  • Learn from mentors from various career fields who can help you find employment opportunities in your chosen industry. 
  • Benefit from our employment partnerships and connecting with a network of hiring managers from a range of companies.


  • To take part in this program you need to be on a Ukraine work permit or have Permanent Resident or Convention Refugee status. 
  • Open to people aged 15-30 years.

How to join

  • Please visit our Events Calendar to see when our next events are happening. 
  • You can also contact Komal at to find out more and express your interest in joining us. 
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