STE: Young Adults

This program supports young adults with barriers to employment, so they can obtain sustainable employment. 

The program provides employment supports and skills training that are based on the needs of the participant, to help them overcome these barriers and give them the skills they need to succeed.

Eligible Participants

The program stream is primarily* open to unemployed or precariously employed young adults aged 18−24 who are generally employment ready—meaning they possess the necessary skills to seek, obtain, and keep a job once hired—but face one or more barriers to employment:
  • Lack of work experience
  • Lack of networking skills and opportunities
  • Lack of “soft skills” (such as appropriate workplace behaviours, interpersonal and communication skills)
  • Lack of occupational skills
*Additional eligibility requirements may apply, depending on the program type and/or the specific services and training offered.


Programs include skills training and employment supports to obtain sustainable employment. Employment supports address barriers to participation in skills training and employment. Examples may include counselling, mentoring, child care, transportation, disability supports, work experience, wage subsidies and equipment.

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