Empowering Youth through Employment (EYE)

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What is Empowering Youth through Employment (EYE)?

Are you between 15 and 30 years of age? Are you looking for a job? Need to update your employment skills? The Empowering Youth through Employment (EYE) Program offers minimum wage benefit support for 24 weeks, while you learn skills that will make you stand out to potential employers.

Suggested for learners with a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5+, there are three parts of the EYE Program:

  1. Group-based employability (GBE) skills training will teach you how to find and keep a job. You will also have the opportunity to meet different employers, who will provide presentations related to employment, hiring, and workplace culture. Class is 30 hours per week for 12 weeks.
  2. Gain Canadian work experience (WE) through job placement at a local not-for-profit organization, private business or school. You will work part-time (30 hours per week) for 12 weeks.
  3. Career counselling offers resources to help you with your finances, education, and employment.


Permanent Resident, Refugee, or low-income Canadian Citizen

Between 15 years and 30 years of age

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 or higher

Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) and actively looking for employment

Committed to completing 3 months of Group Based Employability (GBE) Skills and 3 months in the Work Experience (WE) curriculum


March – May
June – August
August – November
November – February


TIES Westwinds
#311, 32 Westwinds Cr NE


No Registration Cost


EYE offers 360 hours of training over 12 weeks with ongoing intake.

EYE Class Schedule 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Group-Based Employability Skills Training (Classroom) 8:30AM – 3:00PM 8:30AM – 3:00PM 8:30AM – 3:00PM 8:30AM – 3:00PM 8:30AM – 3:00PM
 Work Experience  Training (Offsite) **Depends on Employer’s working hours ** ** ** ** ** **

Work Experience (12 weeks)

Your work experience schedule is decided between you and the organization where you receive job placement. You will work 30 hours per week for 12 weeks.

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