Youth Entrepreneurship
Pathway and Job Creation

YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP PATHWAY AND JOB CREATION

A project instigated by SCAN, the Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway and Job Creation seeks to create a fundamental link between innovative Black entrepreneurs and aspiring Black and other visible minority youth in Canada. The project provides a suitable process for youth entering the workforce to become a tradesperson or a professional, and finding a relevant job, and for supporting Black entrepreneurs and business-owners in growing their business, providing the employment support that they require to find innovative employees. On both ends, each party tremendously benefits from our matchmaking services by having access to time-saving productivity enhancements, eligible funding and vital experience in the work field.

SCAN will act as a workforce intermediary/third-party management. Employers reach out to us to hire youth. We carry out the on-boarding and recruitment.

Benefits for Entrepreneurs

SCAN will act as a workforce intermediary/third-party management. Employers reach out to us to hire youth. We carry out the on-boarding and recruitment.

The program is broken down into projects. For employer registration, project types, and job board, please click the buttons below

Benefits for Secondary and Post-Secondary Students

For youth registration, please use click button below

For community organizations registration, please use click button below

Here is an infographic that will be used for outreach to Black entrepreneurs, business owners, youth, students, and community organizations. Download and share!

Here is an infographic that will be used for outreach to Black entrepreneurs, business owners, youth, students, and community organizations. Download and share!

Are you a Black entrepreneur or business-owner in any of these sectors? Are you a youth looking to work in one of these sectors? Connect with us to learn how you can be a part of this initiative for Black and visible minority communities!

Funding for the Project – Ongoing

Asides from fully funding the administrative costs, we will also assist businesses with the hiring cost by applying on their behalf to eligible government grants for skilled-trade sector businesses, and the Student Work Placement program for wage subsidies. This ensures that the internship periods are partially funded (up to 75% of the wage) for the participating employers. Relieving the financial barriers of hiring students is something we work hard on. Connect with us if you would like to know more.

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Virtual Career Fair

This is a sub-project in Youth Entrepreneurship Pathway and Job Creation. The goal here is to publicize, consult, and guide black youth and others seeking employment on the experiences and journeys of established Black entrepreneurs right here in the community. Willing business owners will be interviewed, and the expected outcome is a vast outreach to career fairs, webinars and festivals in high schools, universities, and our partner organizations.

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