YouthCO Job Search

YouthCO Services

YouthCO is your opportunity to connect to employment through youth-focused On-the-Job or Paid Work Experience opportunities that will help you to develop the skills and qualifications that are needed for today’s labour market.

Are you between 18-24 years old and are looking for full-time employment?
Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?
Are you unemployed or marginally employed and Not attending school?
Are you receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or have you previously received Employment Insurance (EI)?

If so, YouthCO may be for YOU!

YouthCO has been specifically designed to provide flexible services that meet your specific job search needs and lead to EMPLOYMENT!

YouthCO Services Include:

  • 1:1 employment assessment and career coaching with a BGS Career Specialist on topics including Self-Assessment, the Tools of Job Search, Networking & Interview Success, Employer Expectations & the Edmonton Labour Market
  • Development of a Personalized Workplace Training Strategy 
  • Employment & personal development seminars
  • Enhanced job search with employment placement
  • Workplace Training opportunities that match your targeted employment areas. You become a full-time paid employee on Day 1 of your training with the employer!
  • Ongoing Service Management during the training opportunity and for 90 days after the training to support continued employment success
  • Employer connection and networking opportunities with Edmonton region employers who support youth career development
  • During your YouthCO participation, and after as a YouthCO Alumni, you will have ongoing access to activities including Networking & Employer Events, Job Fairs, Employer Panels, Guest Speakers and our regularly scheduled “Call-Back Days”
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Are you an Edmonton area employer?

Now, more than ever, youth need your support to gain meaningful employment opportunities to help them in a highly competitive job market. Your commitment to youth employment by providing Workplace Training opportunities is what will support youth to achieve long-term career SUCCESS! Contact us today for information on how you can get involved.

YouthCO has been specifically designed to provide flexible services that meet your specific job search needs and lead to EMPLOYMENT!

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes YouthCO unique from other BGS employment services?

YouthCO is specifically designed to develop employment opportunities for youth 18-24 years of age. YouthCO accomplishes this by working with Edmonton area employers to set up youth-focused Workplace Training opportunities that develop the skills and qualifications needed for long term employment and career opportunities.

What is the age for eligibility?

18-24 years old.

Can I attend YouthCO if I am in school?

To be eligible for YouthCO, participants must be unemployed, marginally employed and not attending secondary school.

How long is the YouthCO program?

Workplace Training opportunities vary in time depending on the type of employment position.  Remember: You become an employee of the company at the start of the training opportunity so you will remain employed with the employer when the training period ends.

What types of jobs do you help people find?

The jobs are as varied as the individual target of YouthCO participants. Together, we will look for an opportunity that meets your employment/ career goals.

How long will it take to get a job?

That will vary according to the type of job you’re looking for and current labour market conditions.  With the right focus, our target is to set up an opportunity within 2-6 weeks.

How much will I be getting paid?

The wage will depend on the position and will be negotiated as part of the training plan.

Will I be cut off my EI if I attend? Do I have to report my participation to EI?

NO you will not be affected. YouthCO is not considered training as you are actively seeking and available for employment.  Once you begin your Workplace Training opportunity, you become an employee and would report that status change to EI as required.

Are your services complete once I gain employment?

No. We offer ongoing support and assistance for 3 months after completion of the Workplace Training opportunity. This assistance can include coaching on any worksite/ personal concerns you may have and can looking for additional employment opportunities if the initial employment ends.

Next Steps:

 Call us at 780-244-7755
 Email us at [email protected] 
 Send us a direct message via facebook @BGSCareerVentures

“Ask to talk with a Career Specialist about YouthCO.”

“The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada
to provide employment support programs and services.”