This no-cost 10-week program will help unemployed newcomer youth build the foundation for employment and education. Benefits include a living allowance, paid work experience, $500 completion bonus, and a head start on your career journey.
The Skills Compass program helps engage young Canadians who are currently not in employment, education or training to develop the life skills, essential skills and career readiness they need to go back to school and prepare for a career.
By bringing together colleges and institutes, along with service providers, community partners and employers, the program helps identify and address common barriers to education and employment. Its objective is to increase the capacity of partnering colleges and institutions to offer more relevant and accessible training and employment programming for Indigenous and newcomer youth to succeed in work and life.
Up to 150 young Canadians across Canada will directly benefit from the program by receiving the education and skills training tailored to their needs at one of the project’s five partnering colleges and institutes. This includes work placements that allow participants to gain on-the-job training and work experience. Throughout the project, colleges and institutes will also work with community-based youth-serving agencies to provide mentorship, cultural supports and wraparound services to support retention and program completion for participating youth.
- Skill Building
- Digital Literacy
- Education and Career Pathway Planning
- Certificates: WHMIS and First Aid
- Career Coaching
- Work Placement
- Permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
- Has been in Canada less than 5 years
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- 18 – 30 years of age
- Not in Employment, Education or Training
- Canadian Language Benchmark 6 or above in at least one language skill area (speaking/ listening/ reading/ writing)