Youth Skills Connection

We are now accepting applications for our June 27, 2022 intake for Banff/Canmore/Cochrane and July 18, 2022 intake for Calgary Youth Skills Connection!

Please email Youth Skills Connection for more information.

Our support services for current and past program participants are on-going in-person and remotely.


APPLY NOW for Youth Skills Connectionclick on the button above and fill out our application form! You should apply if:

  • You are confused and overwhelmed with career decisions.
  • You are having difficulty with your job search.
  • You are in need of a new resume and advice on interviewing.
  • You do not yet have work experience.
  • You have work experience, but do not have work experience in Canada.

Youth Skills Connection

This program is for all youth ages 18-30 who are unemployed, not in school full-time and looking for work. Participants of this program attend 6 or 8-week paid workshop which consists of career planning, job search and employability skills topics. The workshop is a combination of in-person and on-line delivery. After the workshop, participants are placed in an 8 to 12-week paid work experience in an entry-level position in the direction of their career aspirations. The work experiences are intended to lead to full-time employment.

This program is offered at Bow Valley College West Campus in Calgary, and also runs in Banff/Canmore & Cochrane. All participants must have access to a computer or tablet.

Next intake dates: June 27, 2022 (Banff/Canmore/Cochrane) | July 18, 2022 (Calgary) | August 22, 2022 (Banff/Canmore/Cochrane) | September 26, 2022 (Calgary) | December 5, 2022 (Calgary) | February 6, 2023 (Calgary)

Who is eligible?

  • Youth between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of intake
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and youth who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Youth legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
  • Youth not currently in school or working full- time

This program is funded by the Government of Canada.

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