Youth Job Connection – Summer Participants

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Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project (LEAP) is looking for Youth Job Connection – Summer Participants! For more information on this LEAP posting, check out the details below!

Summer jobs can play a crucial role in career development and success. Earnings from summer jobs help students pay for post-secondary education, or contribute to household income. They provide initial exposures to the working world. They can help influence young people’s educational and career decisions, and longer-term career and study options.

Program Description:

The Youth Job Connection – Summer (YJC-S) program provides information and job opportunities to help youth between the ages of 15 – 18 make positive educational and career choices. For many youths, this may be their first formal job. These critical early exposures to the world of work can help them align their immediate education and career planning towards longer term, meaningful careers. Participants must take part in pre-employment services to develop job readiness skills and to prepare for a job placement. They must complete a minimum of 20 hours of pre-employment services before proceeding to a job placement.

Pre-employment services are short-term workshops or activities, designed to help participants get ready for work. They focus on career decision-making, employability skills development or enhancement, and job search and job maintenance.

Every participant must take part in a job placement. While in a job placement, the participant is employed by the employer. Job placements are experiential learning opportunities that provide the youth with an opportunity to gauge whether the job is a good fit with their employment interests and goals. Placements also provide participating employers with an opportunity to gauge and evaluate a participant’s skills, readiness for employment, and fit with the business.


Employer Name: Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project (LEAP)
City: Kenora
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: P9N 1S8
Application Deadline: September 30, 2024
Phone: 807-468-1297
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday, 10 hours a week (while in school), 20 hours total (4-day program offered once students are out of school)
Job Type: Summer
Wages: $15.60/hour - Student Minimum Wage

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Ministry of Labour 4-Step Health & Safety Training
  • Obtain Certificates in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Excellence in Customer Service, Workplace Violence & Harassment
  • Career Cruising
  • Learning Styles & Personality Traits
  • Cover Letter & Resume Writing
  • First Impressions
  • Interview Prep & Mock Interviews
  • Professionalism
  • Time Management Skills
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • 15 to 18 years old at time of registration;
  • A resident of Ontario;
  • Eligible to work in Canada;
  • High school students intending to stay in, or return to high school or access postsecondary education after the job placement

The Education Act requires young people under 18 to be in school unless legally excused. During the school year, to be eligible for the program, service providers must ensure that participants who are under 18 years of age have been excused from attending school.

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please indicate your interest in the Youth Job Connection – Summer (YJC-S) program by phone or email to:

Chayla Fonger
Youth Program Coordinator
Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project (LEAP)
25 Main Street South
Kenora, ON P9N 1S8

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