Services for Employees & Job Seekers

Youth Employment

If you're between the ages of 15 and 29, there are Youth Employment programs at Lambton College.

Through these programs you may be eligible for resources, supports and guidance to successfully access the labour market.

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This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Youth Job Connection

This program offers PAID pre-employment services and workshops, followed by a PAID job placement.

Pre-employment services include:

  • 60-90 hours of paid training to prepare for the workplace
  • Mentorship, coaching, and assistance with school and work transitions during and after the program ends
  • Support and funding for employers who offer paid job placements (lengths may vary)

Client Success Story

"I accepted a job at a major hardware store, and throughout the process of starting work, my Employment Consultant made sure to reach out and see if everything was going well. At any time if I had any questions or concerns, the program staff took the time to make sure I was being heard and would find an answer for me.

For anyone who doesn’t quite know where to begin with a job search, I recommend the Youth Job Connection program to help."

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Jade O'Neil, Youth Job Connection Client

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for Youth Job Connection, you must be:

  1. Between the ages of 15 and 29 at the time of registration
  2. A resident of Ontario
  3. Eligible to work in Canada
  4. Unemployed
  5. Not participating in full-time training or education as defined by the institution

Students Ages 15 to 18

Please be aware that individuals between the ages of 15 and 18 must be legally excused from attending high school.

Listen to Ryan's Story

Hear how Ryan's journey through Youth Job Connect paved the way to a rewarding career that he loves and looks forward to developing further.

Summer Program

The summer component of Youth Job Connection provides summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities for high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.

Program participants must:

  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours and maximum of 30 hours of pre-employment training before job placement
  • Take part in a job placement

Please Note: Participants will receive a stipend equivalent to the provincial minimum wage when they participate in pre-employment training and/or workshops. Payment occurs after the participant completes 20 hours of pre-employment services.

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Refer a Client

If you are interested in learning more about our youth programs or would like to refer a client to the program, please complete our referral form. Someone will be in contact with the person referred to review eligibility.

YJC Client Referral Form

If you would like to learn more about the program or if are an agency working with a client who is eligible for the Youth Job Connect program, please complete the following form to refer your client.


Please select the Referral Type

Select a choice

Client Contact Information

Does client have a SIN?
Does client have a bank account?

Referral Information

This is a self-referral and contact info is same as Client Contact Info. (If you selected No, please fill in the remaining form fields)

Consent for Release of Information

In an effort to coordinate services, I hereby authorize the service provider named in section 3 to share and/or release any applicable information pertaining to my participation in services.

I acknowledge that the referring service provider may be notified once I have made contact withthe referred service organization. I understand that I may, in writing, change or cancel this authorization at any time, except for such action as has already been taken.

As it pertains to referrals from Ontario Works, MFIPPA applies:

I acknowledge that my personal information may be shared with various program participants as contemplated by s.14(1)(a) of the Municipal Freedome of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER m.56; I understand that the treatment, storage, and handling of my personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedome of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER m.56.


Lambton College Community Employment Services ensures that your privacy will be protected by following the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act(PIPEDA). Information is collected, used and disclosed for the purpose of employment/training/service coordination to ensure your academic/employment goals are met. If at any time you have any questions/concerns or complaints related to Lambton College privacy policy and the treatment of your personal information please contact 519-882-4333.

Have Questions?

Feel free to email us and we'd be happy to help.

Community Employment Services