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Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

There are no sessions currently scheduled. Interested individuals will be added to a waitlist. Future intakes are dependent on funding. Updates will be posted when available.

For unemployed individuals aged 15 - 30 who are out of school

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) is a 24 week program that will give promising youth entrepreneurs access to resources and skills, providing the best chance for the success of their new businesses. Participants start their own businesses within the Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Interactive and supportive workshops along with field assignments help individuals to develop their business plans. Coaching and mentoring is provided during the critical start-up phase. Qualified participants will receive financial assistance. All at NO COST to you!


For more information contact:

Toll-Free 1-866-592-6278 or

Job Skills has been delivering Business Development programs and services across the GTA since 1997. More than 3,000 entrepreneurs have started their own businesses creating an immeasurable ‘ripple effect’,  by creating hundreds of jobs, developing networks of supplies and customers and generating millions of dollars in sales annually.

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image depicting Job Skills' hours over the holiday season: All locations closed on December 26, 27, 28 andJanuary; Normal hours resume on January 3rd. When open, hours at all locations will be 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Keswick Employment Services location will be open until 7:00 pm on January 3rd, the Markham Employment Services location will be open until 7:00 pm on January 5th.