Employment resource centres for youth
There are two youth employment resource centres offering a wide range of services:
- Youth Zone Jeunesse
- Youth Employment Services of Centretown and East
Some of the programs have eligibility requirements and are for all Ottawa youth. Programs are funded by the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.
The centres are available to youth of all ages and backgrounds. For Job Connect employment counselling and placement services, youth must be Ontario residents, 16-24 years of age, out of full time work and school, and not eligible for Employment Insurance or Workplace Safety and Insurance Board benefits.
Youth Zone Jeunesse
370 Catherine Street, 1st Floor, East Side Entrance
Youth Employment Services Centretown and East
71 Bank Street, 5th Floor
Another centre offering services for youth:
Community Employment Resource Centre
415 Hazeldean Road
Summer jobs service
An array of free employment services for youth is offered. Any young person can access staffed resource rooms with everything needed for individual job search such as job postings, Internet access, computer and fax use, career planning and educational resources.
Students looking for summer work can call the centre beginning in March.
Those meeting the eligibility requirements can access additional employment counselling services, resumé preparation, interest testing, interview preparation and job-search advice. You can take employment-related workshops. Paid on the job training placements through our Job Connect college partners -- Algonquin College and La Cité collégiale -- can also be accessed when working with a counsellor.
Summer Jobs Service offers free job-search and self-marketing services, as well as wage-supported placements.
The Human Resource Centre of Canada
A student and youth employment resource centre provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) for any youth or student aged 16 to 24. The centre offers:
- One-on-one counselling
- Resumé and cover-letter writing
- Job interview techniques
- Computer work stations with Internet access
- Lob boards
- HRDC Job Bank kiosks
- Job-market information
- Student business loans
- Other related employment resources.
300 Laurier Ave. West, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0J6
Other Links and Resources
Online employment searches and applications
- Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation)
- The Canada Council / Conseil des Arts du Canada
- Skills Canada / Competences Canada
- Ministry of Education and Training
- Canadian International Development Agency (International Jobs)
- Ontario Student Assistance Program
- Graduate Resumes