Transition to Independence Program

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

Through the Transition to Independence Program, youth between the ages of 15-30 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! 

The next program session starts Monday, February 13, 2023. 

Participant applications are being accepted until Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 4:30 pm.  Space is limited.

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

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

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