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Employment Integration Program from CJE

The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l'Ouest-de-l'Île is pleased to announce the continuous registration period for the "Open your horizons" program, aimed at supporting young adults who need more support in their development process. This project, selected following the call for projects of the Youth on the Move Towards Employment (JME) program, is subsidized by the Government of Quebec under the Canada-Quebec Contribution Agreement in support of young people in the Quebec, in which the federal government contributes financially, more specifically through the regional component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

“It is important to support initiatives aimed at integrating and retaining young people in the labor market. The financial support of $ 220,762 from the JME program for the Open Your Horizons project will provide young people with a comprehensive job preparation program. In the current context linked to the pandemic, it is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable and diversified succession, everywhere in Quebec. "

Jean Boulet, Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region

“The Government of Canada is proud to support innovative programs that aim to help young people reach their potential and enter the workforce. In these difficult times, we must take all possible measures to support young people and help them shape their future. The Open Your Horizons project, funded under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, is a great opportunity for young people in the West Island of Montreal to acquire the skills and receive the training they need to succeed. '' integrate into the labor market, realize their potential and pursue successful careers. "

The Honorable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

For more than 20 years, the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l'Ouest-de-l'Île has been actively involved in the community with young adults aged 16 to 35 in their employment, school and social goals. Our services are accessible to everyone, whatever the economic or social situation.

Several young people from the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l'Ouest-de-l'Île are faced with challenges that have an impact on their integration and job retention. In this spirit, we are proud to promote the start of a new initiative aimed at fostering the acquisition of professional skills in a team environment. More specifically, the “Open Your Horizons” program will include 46 separate workshops offered over a 10-week period. Following this preparatory phase, participants will obtain full-time paid employment of a minimum duration of 18 weeks. To participate in the program, applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30 and be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, official refugees or registered Indigenous Canadians.

There is nothing more important to our future than supporting our youth and our community today. We are convinced that the “Open Your Horizons” program will have a positive impact on our young people as well as significant spinoffs for our local businesses and our community. The next cohort of the program starts February 15 and you can apply now.

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