Government Partners Involved in the Youth Employment Strategy

Eleven Government of Canada departments and agencies are involved in the Youth Employment Strategy.

About the Youth Employment Strategy

The Youth Employment Strategy is the Government of Canada's commitment to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market.

How is the program delivered?

The Youth Employment Strategy is comprised of three program streams: Skills Link, Career Focus, and Summer Work Experience. Each participating department or agency delivers programming in at least one program stream.


Skills Link

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Employment and Social Development Canada


Career Focus

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canadian Heritage

Environment Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Industry Canada

National Research Council Canada

Natural Resources Canada


Summer Work Experience

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Canadian Heritage

Employment and Social Development Canada

Industry Canada

Parks Canada


Where to find more information

  • Call 1-800-935-5555 (TTY1-800-926-9105)
  • Write to us at:
    • Youth Employment Strategy
      140 Promenade du Portage
      Phase IV, 4th Floor
      Gatineau, Quebec
      K1A 0J9

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