From Employment To Empowerment
Connecting Youth To Meaningful Employment.

Starting your first job can be stressful, especially if you are a youth and have barriers to employment.
It takes commitment, and it takes work, but you’re not alone!

The Learn 2 Earn program offered at EmployAbilities will help you through your training to be employed.

If you are between the ages of 15  and 30 years old, with barriers to employment, this program could be for you!

We assist youth with barriers to employment, including disabilities, medical and mental health conditions who are ready, willing and able to take the necessary steps to find and retain employment through training & certifications.

Ready, willing, and able to do whatever is necessary to find employment? We’d love to help you!

Eligible Participants Will Receive:

Living Allowance

Living Allowance

$15/hour x 6 hrs/day
11 weeks

Completion Bonus

$250.00 after 11 weeks

Completion Bonus

$500.00 after 12 weeks of
work experience/employment

The Formula Is Simple!

Commitment + Dedication + Willing Attitude = Success!

The 23-week skills development program will guide you to gain your own employment.

Step One – Learn

11 Weeks of paid employment skills training

  • Basic Computer Skills Training

  • Beyond Ourselves

  • Customer Service Training

  • Employer and employee expectations

  • Flagging & Transport of Dangerous Goods

  • Food Safe Level II

  • Fork Lift/Fire Watch

  • Health & Self-care

  • How to Love Yourself ‘As Is’

  • Introduction to Indigenous Cultural Practise

  • Interview Skills

  • Inventory Control

  • Janitorial Skills Training

  • Networking and employer meetings

  • Positive Workplace Mental Health

  • Resume crafting and delivery

  • Standard First Aid & CPR, WHMIS
  • Team Building for Success

  • Warehouse Essentials

Step Two – Work

12 Weeks Of Work Experience/Employment

It’s never too early or too late to “build on your skills and strengths.”
Take the time to invest in yourself!

Testimonials From Our Participants:

“I enjoyed learning new skills and making new friends at EmployAbilities. The staff are kind and helpful. I like how the staff treats me like family. I liked the hands-on activities, the workshops and going to worksites to learn about the different types of jobs. I got to earn training certificates and earn money.”

7/11 in St Albert

“Thank you, EmployAbilities especially the program Learn 2 Earn, it  helped me to understand the Canadian Culture and workplace, thank you staff for making me feel at home”

Graham Construction & Engineering Inc

If you are ready to commit to 23 Weeks towards a bright future, apply now!

Please contact Chandra:

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Funded by Government of Canada’s Youth Employment & Skills Strategy