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Access to Employment: Youth


Office: 306.566.6000, Ext. 120
Cell: 306.716.5156

Project Officer
Phone: 306.566.6000, Ext. 119
Cell: 306.519.9824

The Access to Employment program aims to improve employability among young people. It is led by the Conseil économique  et coopératif de la Saskatchewan (CÉCS) and funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).


The program aims to: 

  • Remove barriers to employment 
  • Equip participants with various skills and knowledge to fully participate in the job market today and in the future
Currently, CÉCS positions itself to help 60 young people overcome barriers to employment and acquire the skills and knowledge to transition to the workplace or return to school successfully. 


To do this, participants undergo a three-week training course, which prepares them for the professional world. Then, they experience a work-placement for 18 weeks. 


Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Age between 15 and 30  
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada 
  • Right to work according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations 
  • No employment insurance benefits 
  • Be available / not enrolled in a study program

The program includes several workshops: 

  • Career exploration 
  • Personal development 
  • Continuation of studies and training 
  • Job search techniques and tools 
  • Writing resumes and cover letters 
  • Interview simulation 
  • Leadership development 
  • Health and security at work 
  • Occupational hygiene 
  • Time and financial management 
  • Labour standards in Saskatchewan and Canada  
  • Community service and volunteering 
  • Networking 
  • Communication and cultural diversity in the workplace 

Head Office

205-1440, 9th Avenue North
Regina (SK) S4R 8B1

Phone: 306.566.6000
Toll Free: 800.670.0879