Done school? Out of work/underemployed? Not sure what to do next with your life? Youth Employment Readiness Program is a 2 phase program in which you will get to know yourself better, develop a personal plan, learn relevant workplace skills, and obtain work experience leading to fuller employment and/or education. If you can apply yourself to self-discovery, discipline, daily work assignments, and serious effort in traditional and alternative employment search methods.....

You may be ready for YERP.

Thank you so much to everyone who applied to our 11th Intake of YERP! We have filled our spots and are currently not accepting anymore applications at this time. Stay tuned for updates regarding our next intake and when to apply.

Though this is a program for persons seeking work, we are here to help both the employer and employee find the right fit for them. Think we can help?

Are you a motivated and dedicated individual willing to work hard to find the right job or career for you? 


Looking for enthusiastic, mature young workers ready-trained in workplace skills such as customer service, teamwork, communication skills, and more?



We are dedicated to helping youth in the Durham Region find their way in the world of employment.

Click below to see the people who help Durham youth everyday and to see more information about the YERP program. 


Have some questions that weren't answered while you were looking through the site? Take a look at our FAQ page.

The Youth Employment Readiness Program, with partial funding from the Government of Canada, provides subsidy funding for 30 hours a week over a four-month (16 week) period for employers interested in hiring and retaining an employee from YERP beyond the probationary period.

905 449 6455

600 Rossland Road West, Oshawa, ON L1J 8M7

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YERP is sponsored by Interconnection Research International Ltd, funded in part by the Government of Canada.

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