Youth Links / Work Experience (WE)

Youth Links/National Work Experience (WE) is designed to assist youth aged 15-30 to overcome barriers in finding employment. Participants will complete 12 weeks of paid work experience to develop their job based skills while receiving one-on-one job coaching throughout the program. Employers receive a wage subsidy for the term of the program based employment and participants receive the necessary job skills to be successful going forward in their working life. Participants receive a $500 bonus upon successful completion of Youth Links.

Program Outline

  • FREE 12 week program
  • Minimum of 30 hours per week, 5 days per week, of PAID work experience
  • Wage subsidy for employers
  • Assistance with job search and employment skills:
  • Resume Development
  • Interview Preparation
  • Weekly job coaching session with job coach
  • $500 bonus for participants who complete Youth Links successfully


  • Between the ages of 15 - 30
  • Not attending school
  • Unemployed
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Not receiving EI
  • In need of assistance to overcome Employment Barriers
  • Ready to commit to full time employment or return to school at the end of 12 weeks

Cost: No Cost
Duration: Contnuous Location: Edmonton - 105 Street Building