Career Focus for Youth

Employment Services

Provided by The Career Foundation 1-855-223-8231

The Career Foundation is pleased to offer Career Focus, a youth initiative which is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Employment and Social Development Canada ministry.

Through Career Focus, eligible employers and youth will benefit from the following:

- Wage subsidies covering up to 50% of participants’ wages
- Job preparation and retention services
- Work placements of at least 3 months in duration
- Ongoing support for participants throughout their placements

The Career Foundation is operating a national Career Focus program and a regional Career Focus program. Please note the regional Career Focus program only serves the Toronto region.

Our national program aims to connect post-secondary youth, aged 15 to 30 in theGreater Toronto, Peel, Halton, and Hamilton-Wentworth regions with private sector employers.

Currently the national Career Focus program has a full wait list and is no longer accepting applications. If you wish to be added to the mailing list for any updates on future programs, please contact us at

Eligibility Requirements

Permanent resident (landed immigrant), status refugee, or protected person
Legally eligible to work in Canada
Refugee claimant