Skills Link

Skills Link is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.

The Basics:

  • The objective of the program is to help youth overcome barriers to employment, to help youth develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market and to promote education and skills as being key to labour market participation.
  • The program offers a range of activities that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the youth.

For More Information:

Other Youth Employment Programs:

  • Employers and organizations can apply for funding to create career-related information and skills development for youth through the Career Focus program.
  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees can apply for funding to create summer job opportunities for students through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
  • Full-time students can apply for student jobs within the federal Public Service of Canada through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).
  • Students and recent graduates can apply for summer jobs and internship opportunities through the Young Canada Works program at Canadian Heritage and Parks Canada.