The Youth Employment Fund provides an entry point to long-term employment for unemployed individuals between 18-29 years of age who require a work experience opportunity as identified through their employment action plan. By placing an individual with an employer, the youth may gain work experience and develop skills through basic workplace training, mentoring and coaching (from the employer).

Program Objectives

  • Provide youth with an experiential learning opportunity.
  • Help youth develop and build transferable skills and/or find employment to youth.
  • Provide a wage subsidy to employers to help them provide quality employment to youth.
  • Enable participants to gain work experience and develop skills through basic workplace training, mentoring and coaching from the employer.
  • Provide youth with the opportunity to network with others in their field of interest.

Individual Eligibility

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Must be unemployed, underemployed or working less than 15 hours per week.
  • Must be a resident of New Brunswick.
  • Must have an employment action plan and be referred by an employment counsellor/case manager from one of the following:
    • Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
    • Social Development
    • Employment Assistance Services organizations
    • Aboriginal organizations
    • Public Safety
    • Office of Human Resources (Equal Opportunity Program)
  • Must not be a full time student.
  • Must be between 18-29 years old (at least 18 years old but less than 30 years old at the time of application).
  • Must have a resume before being place with an employer.
  • Have not previously participated in a YEF placement.
  • Must not be an immediate family member of the employer (spouse, children, parents, brother, sister), nor can they be an officer of director of the organization or a member of their immediate families.

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Please submit your information and a staff member from your local Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour office will contact you to assist you with the application process and determine your eligibility.

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