Skills Link is a client-centered program that provides funding for employers and organizations to offer eligible activities to youth facing barriers to employment. The program is part of the Youth Employment Strategy, a horizontal initiative involving eleven federal departments and agencies.
About the Skills Link program
Skills Link was developed to assist youth in various circumstances, including those who:
- are single parents;
- are of Aboriginal descent;
- have disabilities;
- are recent immigrants;
- live in rural and remote areas; or
- have dropped out of high school.
The program offers a range of activities that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the youth.
When to Apply?
Local and Regional projects: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
How to Apply
How is the program delivered?
Skills Link provides funding to employers and organizations to deliver projects at the local and regional levels.
Alignment of the Skills Link program with the Digital Economy Strategy
In order to align Skills Link with the objectives of the Digital Economy Strategy, until March 31, 2014, special consideration will be given to interventions providing:
- Skills enhancement activities that support the development of digital skills; and/or
- Work experience activities that further develop and/or require the application of digital skills.
For more information, please consult this Web page.
Where to find more information
- Call 1-800-935-5555 (TTY: 1-800-926-9105)
- Consult the Frequently Asked Questions
Other departments and agencies delivering Skills Link
Other Useful Resources
- Canada Summer Jobs
- Career Focus
- Federal Student Work Experience Program
- International Academic Mobility (IAM) Initiative
- Jobs - Youth.gc.ca
- Sectoral Career Focus
- Youth Awareness
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