Completing the Circle Program - The Career Foundation

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Pre-Employment Training & Jobs for Youth Aged 15-30

We are thrilled to deliver an employment placement program for youth ages 15 to 30 called Completing the Circle (CTC).

The CTC program is an employment and skills development project funded by Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS). It provides individual support to youth with multiple barriers to employment.

Program Details

Through the Completing the Circle (CTC) program, youth aged 15 to 30 across Ontario receive support to find employment.

Depending on your experience and needs, you can access training for up to five weeks, so you can gain the confidence, skills, and tools to start and maintain a career.

We offer work opportunities, employment maintenance, career advancement, professional development, training, and support targeted wraparound support to each program participant.

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Program Benefits

  • One-on-one support that meets your individual needs
  • Paid virtual/in-person workshops for up to five weeks
  • No-cost certifications (Customer Service Excellence/AODA, First Aid/CPR, WHMIS)
  • Work-related clothing, equipment, and other necessary supports to start and maintain employment
  • Paid, full-time work placement, leading to permanent employment
  • Employment placement completion bonus

Jobs for Youth

We work with employers to coordinate job placements for each cohort of skilled and motivated young professionals who pass through the Completing the Circle (CTC) program. If you’re looking for help to find a job and get paid while receiving job training, CTC could be right for you!

Example Jobs

  • Commercial and Residential Cleaner
  • Cook
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Food Service Worker
  • General Labourer
  • Healthcare Aide
  • Receptionist
  • Security Officer
  • Store Associate
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Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Cannot be attending school
  • Must be unemployed. Some exceptions may be made for those who are underemployed and seeking full-time permanent work.
  • Experiencing barriers to employment

Program Schedule

TBD. Please stay tuned for updates on future cohort schedule.

Apply for the Completing the Circle Program

Thank you for your interest. While applications for the program are currently closed, please stay tuned for updates on future cohort dates. We’ll ensure to promptly update our webpage with any new information. Meanwhile, feel free to join our waitlist by filling out our sign-up sheet to receive notifications when spots become available.

Information for Employers

Connecting our program participants with employers looking to hire is an essential component of The Career Foundation’s Completing the Circle program. If you are an employer looking to integrate youth and new talent into your place of work, contact our program team to learn more.

Contact Us to Learn More

Muneezah Jawad, Outreach Worker, Completing the Circle

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This program is funded by the Government of Canada.