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We help young people like you (between 18 and 30 years of age) get ready to work, find a job and build your career. We can help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed and thrive, now and in the post-COVID-19 world. We’re also thinking about the work of the future, and can help you find opportunities in green, sustainable employment.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

INSPIRING STORIES

Meet Grace - Get Into Customer Service participant

Young People

Meet Grace

While the Get Into program is dedicated to helping young people gain employable skills, it also encourages them to learn more about themselves and what they can achieve, in any part of their lives. 

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Meet Haider - Get Into Administration participant

Young People

Meet Haider

Get Into Administration with Loblaw Companies Limited and YES Manitoba.

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Meet Ashley - Get Into Banking participant

Young People

Meet Ashley

Ashley was one of seven Indigenous young people in Winnipeg who completed our Get Into Banking program with CIBC and Youth Employment Services Manitoba

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Meet Roma - Get Into Hospitality Participant

Young People

Meet Roma

Getting your first job when you don’t have any experience can be a major struggle. For newcomers like Roma who lack professional and social networks, the task is even more challenging.

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Meet Tyrell - Get Into Warehousing participant

Young People

Meet Tyrell

Without any work experience or positive role models, it’s easy to feel hopeless and discouraged. Tyrell wanted to provide for his family but had no job prospects and lacked confidence.

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Meet Kardeisha - Discover Finance and Technology participant

Young People

Meet Kardeisha

Through our youth employment programs, participants like Kardeisha learn new skills, gain valuable insights into different industries and connect with professionals.

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Meet Isabella - Get Into Hospitality participant

Young People

Meet Isabella

“I had no experience and started thinking I’d never get hired. Now I have a fun job that I really like.” – Isabella, Get Into Participant

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Meet Arpita - Discover+: CN Tower Participant

Young People

Meet Arpita

“This program gave me the confidence to know that I’m not alone as a newcomer to Canada. I made connections with people who guided me through the employment process and gave me the confidence to present myself professionally. After the program, I thought, ‘I can do this,”

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Meet Sulaiman - Discover: Horticulture and Landscaping Trades Participant

Young People

Meet Sulaiman

“Discover: Horticulture and Landscaping Trades gave me practical, real-world training in the world of Horticulture,” explains Sulaiman about his experience with the program.

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Meet Frédéric - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate and mentee

Veterans & Military

Meet Frédéric

Frédéric Verville discovered the importance of business networking while attending our seven-day boot camp at Laval University. He realized that he didn’t have to do it all alone and how asking for help could make a huge difference to his business

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Meet Kristin - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate and mentee

Veterans & Military

Meet Kristin

From suffering a concussion and being medically released from the Canadian Armed Forces to starting a successful business she’s excited and passionate about, Kristin Topping’s journey through recovery, transition and entrepreneurship has been remarkable.

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Meet Justin - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Justin

Justin learned the fundamentals of leadership and team-building during his time in the military and wanted to share his knowledge with others.

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Meet Patrick – Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Patrick

Patrick Lamothe began looking for a way to link his passion for climbing to a business venture. While leading a course, he got an idea about how to build an indoor climbing facility that would better replicate the outdoors. 

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Meet Christina - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Christina

Victoria B.C.- based entrepreneur Christina Connelly and her husband Danyal Beale have over 50 years of combined military experience.

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Meet Matthew - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Matthew

Matthew van Erp served 25 years in the military. He’s now using his personal experiences and the skills he learned in the Forces on his new mission – helping people lead a healthy, wholesome life

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Meet Ryan - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Ryan

After serving for 15 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and sustaining an injury in Afghanistan, Ryan Pagnacco decided to go back to school to study mechanical engineering.

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Meet Nicole - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Nicole

The past few months for Nicole Schur have been a whirlwind. After serving 26 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and retiring from the military in January 2020, she started Nicole Schur Yoga. The COVID-19 pandemic hit, and she was forced to close her studio.

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Meet Rene - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Rene

When Rene Doucet was preparing to retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 23 years of service, he decided he wanted to start a second career in entrepreneurship. He had already dabbled in business ownership and had run a renovation company for four years while still serving.

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Meet Julianno - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

Veterans & Military

Meet Julianno

Sgt. Julianno Scaglione, CD, started his career in 2000 at the age of 17 as a Mobile Support Equipment Operator with the Reserves. After 13 years, he transferred to the Regular force as a Geomatics Technician. In 2016 he was faced with life changing news that his career would end a lot sooner than expected. “Being released came as a surprise to me. I had to figure out where I was going and how I was going to get there.” 

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