Transition to Independence Program

We’re now accepting applications to be in our FREE youth employment program.  

Through the Transition to Independence Program, youth get job skills and hands-on paid work experience with local employers. 

While in training, youth also get a living expense equal to minimum wage!  

Our next program session starts Monday, September 12, 2022.  Participant applications are being accepted until Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 4:30 pm.  Space is limited, so apply today! 

Youth Get:

  • A living expense equal to minimum wage while in training.
  • Up to 7 weeks (30 hours per week) of customized employment skills training, mental health and wellness support, customer service skills, and more! 
  • Free certificate training based on your needs, such as Smart Serve, First Aid, Food Handler Certificate, WHMIS, etc.
  • An 8-week (30 hours per week) paid work placement with a local employer at minimum wage to develop skills through a supportive on-the-job experience based on your employment goals and abilities.
  • One-on-one coaching to put your employment plan into action.
  • Childcare and transportation are available where appropriate and required.


  • 15 – 30 years of age
  • Not enrolled in school (in-class or online)
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status
  • Legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation and regulations
  • Computer with camera and microphone and reliable Internet connection

For more information or to register, please fill out the form below or contact Nathan Muto, Program Coordinator, at 705.759.0909 extension 4254 or email 

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