Employment Programs

YSB / :ITO 2.0 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.

Eligibility for employers

To participate in placements employers must:

  • Be licensed to operate in Ontario
  • Maintain appropriate WSIB or alternate workplace safety insurance coverage
  • Have adequate 3rd party general liability insurance
  • Not currently involved in layoffs

Job Matching, Placements and Incentives (JMPI)

We can match candidates to fill your current needs and future employment opportunities. Test drive candidates through on-the-job training, work experience placements, and community volunteer positions. You may qualify for financial supports such as training incentives or an apprenticeship signing bonus. Are you ready to hire?

Services for employers - help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Youth Job Connection / Youth Job Connection Summer

Youth Job Connection - paid pre-employment training * job matching * paid job placements with placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer - summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)

You could be eligible to be reimbursed for training costs and / or re-certify your employees. If you would like to hire someone but they are missing a specific training requirement, this may also be available for cost sharing. Small and large businesses across Ontario are taking advantage of this great opportunity.


Are you looking for skilled candidates?
  • Did you know there are programs available to support and grow your business? 
  • Did you know you can access funds that may offset hiring and training costs? 
  • We can coordinate small to large job fairs as well as individual recruitment events – we can find the people you want and need!
  • Post jobs for free and we will find you qualified candidates! 
We offer a variety of services to help you meet your human resource needs and promote your business in our community.
  • Job fairs
  • Meet & Greet events
  • Posting your job orders
  • Promote your company
  • Pre-screening events
  • Job matching services
  • Out placement
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Placement & incentives

For more information on how to access these programs and other free employment services, please contact esmanager@ysb.on.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