Youth Links/National Work Experience (WE)

Youth Links/National Work Experience (WE) is designed for 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 24 hours per week, 4 days per week, of PAID work experience

  • Wage subsidy for employers

  • Help 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: Continuous Beginning September 29, 2014 Location: Okotoks