Youth Employment Program


The Taber Youth Employment Program (a project under the Taber & District Community Adult Learning Association, and is funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy Program), provides youth (ages 15 – 30 years inclusive) who are facing obstacles to employment with an opportunity to participate in an 15-week skills development and work experience program within the community of Taber, Alberta.

During the program, participants are paid current provincial minimum wage (Alberta). The program will provide participants with a variety of instructional opportunities in the following areas:

  • Motivation and Mentorship
  • Personal Development
  • Self-Reliance and Budgeting Skills
  • Essential Life Skills and Employability Skills
  • Career Assessments and Personal Health and Well Being which will include nutrition
  • Computer and Technology
  • Employment Readiness
  • Workplace and Social Media Etiquette
  • Post-secondary Tours
  • Portfolio Development
  • Supervised Work Experience

Please note that underemployment by definition is not considered as an obstacle for employment. It must be combined with other enumerated reasons.

At the time of intake/selection, you must be:

a) Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) and not presently in school (grade school or post-secondary)
b) A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
c) Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations

d) Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
e) In need of assistance in order to overcome one or more employment barriers which include but are not limited to high school non-completion, disability, Aboriginal origin, residence in a rural or remote location, lone (single) parent, visible or ethnic minority, official language minority community language barriers (i.e. Francophone residing outside of Quebec or Anglophone residing in Quebec), recent immigrant, or other.

In the ever-expanding economy of today’s world, there are youth who are unable to enter the workplace due to a variety of barriers. These barriers consist of a multitude of factors, such as (but not limited to):

  • inadequate skillset
  • visible or ethnic minority low levels of literacy and numeracy
  • lack of social supports (family, friends and community)
  • lack of previous work experience
  • poor self and/or behavior-management abilities or physical, mental, emotional or social challenges
  • recent immigrant youth

Interested in applying for the program? Contact us!

  • Apply online today! CLICK HERE
  • Apply in person at the YEP Centre (5327 48 Avenue, Taber, AB) OR at the Taber Adult Learning office (5011 49 Avenue, Taber, AB)
  • Call us at 403-416-5115 (YEP Centre) OR 403-223-1169 (Taber Adult Learning office) for information
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