With summer approaching, many young Torontonians will be looking for work.
Whether you’re on the hunt for your first job, hoping to build skills for a future career, or just some summer work experience, finding the right opportunity can almost feel like a full-time job at times.
To make it easier to connect young people with good job opportunities, Mayor John Tory has announced a series of job fairs across the city to help those aged 16 to 29 find the perfect position.
“We need young people to feel supported in their job search efforts. Young people are at the heart of our city and have the potential to make significant contributions to our economy,” said Mayor Tory.
“Access to opportunity and employment lies at the root of what we must do to make sure we are a great city.”
Over the coming months, the City of Toronto will be hosting a series of job fairs throughout the GTA. They are as follows:
Etobicoke Community Job Fair
When: March 29
Where: Istar Banquet Hall, 235 Dixon Rd, Unit 11-13
Retail Council of Canada Spring Job Fair
When: April 17
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Job and Career Fair
When: May 9
Where: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Work Connections Job Fair
This is for students who don’t plan to return to school. Students can inquire more information through their school guidance counsellors.
The job fairs are part of Toronto’s ongoing initiatives for youth seeking employment.
One of the city’s current initiatives is Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) that connects hundreds of youth ages 18 to 29 from diverse neighbourhoods to job opportunities with some of the City’s top employers.