Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program

Chance to Choose: A Youth Employment Program aims to help youth overcome barriers to employment through assessments, group based skills development and work experience with local employers. Participants will be paid $13.85 per hour for 30 hours per week.

Program features:

Phase 1: Paid Training (4 weeks)

  • Life skills workshops
  • Employability skills workshops
  • Certification training: (additional certifications subject to funding)
  • First Aid
  • Super Host

Phase 2: Work experience with an employer (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks of paid work experience
  • Entry Level Positions
  • Touch back sessions every Friday at the office for continued training

Phase 3: 12-week follow-up

  • 12 week follow-up for employment guidance and help after the program ends

Eligibility:

  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee with conferred refugee status
  • Between ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive)
  • Not in receipt of EI in the last five years
  • Not currently working more than 20 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule
  • No previous participation in a skills link program
LocationUpcoming Intake datesInformation session dates
BurnabySept 9, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
December 16, 2019 – March 27, 2020
April 6, 2020 – June 26, 2020
July 3, 2020 – Sept 18, 2020
Tues Aug. 13th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thur Aug. 15th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tues Aug. 20th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thur Aug. 22nd 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tues Aug. 27th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thur Aug. 29th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Tues Sep. 3rd 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Port CoquitlamSept 16, 2019 – Dec 20 2019
December 23, 2019 – March 27, 2020
April 13, 2020 – July 3, 2020
July 6, 2020 – Sept 25, 2020
Information session dates
Mon Aug. 12th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Aug. 14th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon Aug. 19th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Aug. 21st 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon Aug. 26th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Aug. 28th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Sep. 4th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Thu Sep. 5th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Mon Sep. 9th 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Wed Sep. 11th 1:00PM – 3:00PM

For Inquiries and Questions:

Please contact us for more information
Burnaby:
604-5050 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5H 4C2
Tel: 604-438-7222
Email: [email protected]
Port Coquitlam:
309-2540 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3W4
Tel: 604-474-3140
Email: [email protected]