Employment Services

YSB – :ITO 2.0 Employment Services offer job seekers of all ages support to prepare for the job market and find employment. Services include career counseling, interview preparation, job fairs and job placements. We also have a full menu of services to assist community employers in finding the right talent.
YSB – :ITO 2.0 offers the following programs:

Second Career:

The objective of Second Career is to support laid off, unemployed individuals who require skills training to assist them to find employment in occupations with demonstrated labour market prospects in Ontario.

Entrepreneurship:

Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs) and community-based providers offer entrepreneurs all the tools they need to start and grow their businesses. For more information about location in Ottawa, click here.

Job Creation Partnership:

Ontario Job Creation Partnerships is an employment program that provides work experience to unemployed job seekers within projects that benefit the community or local economy.
At the end of their participation, participants in the program will have recent work experience and additional skills to add to their résumés, increasing their chances of successfully finding long-term employment.

Apprenticeship:

An apprentice is someone who learns a skilled trade on the job, under the direction of more experienced workers. Apprentices also complete classroom instruction as a part of their training. Apprentices are employees, and earn a salary while they learn a skilled trade.

Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS):

Each LBS program differs in terms of the range of programming offered, from basic up to a grade 12 equivalency level and in terms of the number of hours of instruction offered per week.  Programs provide different types of service delivery, such as one-on-one tutoring, small groups or a classroom setting.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant:

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.
COJG will provide direct financial support to private-sector, individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees.

Youth Job Connection:

The Youth Connection program offers youth in Ottawa ages 15 to 29 access to paid pre-employment training, job opportunities, and mentorship programs by coming to the closest centre offering Youth Job Connection in their community or by contacting us.

Youth Job Connection Summer:

High school students in Ottawa from ages 15-18 facing barriers and need support transitioning between school and work can enroll in job opportunities after school through our centers or any service provider offering Youth Job Connection in their community. Students that take this program will also be able to access summer work opportunities.

Youth Job Link:

Youth Job Link is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment, but who could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.
Youth Job Link is integrated into the Employment Service (ES) Resource and Information component, but features expanded, youth-focused offerings.

Additional Information:

For more information on how to access these programs and other FREE employment services, please contact itoesreception@ysb.ca

Our Centres:

YSB – :ITO 2.0
301 Moodie Drive, Suite 203
Kanata, Ontario K2H 9C4
Tel: 613-688-0440

YSB Employment Services
1355 Bank Street, Suite 703
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8K7
Tel: 613-236-8244