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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Call for Proposals - Connecting Canadian Youth with Jobs in High-Demand Fields

Skills Link High-Demand Occupations Project - Connecting Canadian Youth with Jobs in High-Demand Fields

The Government of Canada is presently accepting applications for funding from organizations interested in acting as Community Coordinators and receiving financial assistance for the delivery of Skills Link activities.

In accordance with Budget 2012 commitments, the Government of Canada is enhancing the Youth Employment Strategy by increasing its support to Skills Link activities that connect young Canadians with jobs that are in high demand. A budget of $4.5M in 2012-2013 and $5M in 2013-2014 will be allocated to provide under-skilled and inexperienced youth with barriers to employment with applied employability skills development and private sector work experiences in high-demand occupations in Canada. Information on jobs in high demand fields will be made available on the Service Canada website.

The Government of Canada has identified a need for the following activities funded through Skills Link:

Work Experience;
Employability Skills through Work Experience.

Program Description

Skills Link is one of the three program streams of the Youth Employment Strategy. It is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment.

The objectives of the program are to help youth overcome barriers to employment, to help them 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 main outcomes of the Skills Link program focus on the skills acquired and the extent to which the program helped clients realize educational achievements, improve their employability and/or obtain employment.

For more information on the program, please refer to the Skills Link Terms and Conditions.