Skills for Success

Skills for Success

The youth Skills for Success program encourages employers to mentor youth ages 15-30, who are not currently in school, at no cost to the employer. 

Youth are paid during the work experience through North Island Employment (NIEFS). This federally funded initiative also offers a youth mentor and skills enhancement workshops throughout the youth’s 12-week work experience. 

The mentor works with employers to help ensure that both the employer and the youth can optimize the work experience. Youth who successfully complete their commitments are eligible to receive a $500 bonus.

Benefits at a glance

For the Employer

For the Youth

 Who Can Apply

To qualify youth must:

Participants benefit through:

For More Information

Stop by our office in the Thunderbird Mall, or call NIEFS @ 250.949.5736 or
1-877.949.5736 (toll free) for out-of-area calls.

* The Skills for Success Program was created through community support and these key partnerships: Service Canada, North Island Employment, and community organizations and businesses offering work experience opportunities.


North Island Employment     Government of Canada

The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative.