Get Job Ready! A Program that will help Youth Navigate the Job Market

For young people in Canada, finding a job can be extremely difficult. They often have the education, work ethic and potential to thrive in their prospective careers, but need to develop practical skills such as writing Resumes and Cover Letters, preparing for Job Interviews, developing a LinkedIn profile and most importantly, networking. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 13.2% of Canadian youth are unemployed. For new Canadians the process can be even more daunting as they struggle with both social and cultural barriers.

In order help young people overcome the aforementioned challenges, IDRF is proud to offer Get Job Ready! This program teaches Canadians between the ages 18 -29 how to navigate the job market and develop the practical tools vital in securing employment. All participants will receive 20 hours of training comprised of four modules, which will comprise of the following:

Module 1: Resumes and Cover Letters; Writing Resumes and Cover Letters, Opening a LinkedIn Account; Networking.

Module 2: Job Interviews: Learning what questions to prepare for and how to respond; importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication; public speaking.

Module 3: Financial Literacy – Developing budgets; financial management and saving money; investing your salary.

Module 4: Digital Literacy – Lessons on how social media accounts can impact your job search; Microsoft Office training.

All participants will receive up to a $300 honorarium.


Sign up for Get Job Ready in Toronto by clicking on the following link:


IDRF will return to Calgary from Saturday March 23rd to Tuesday March 26th to implement Get Job Ready. Sessions will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Hunter Hub on the University of Calgary campus. To join the wait list please complete the form below. An IDRF team member will connect will you soon!

The International Development and Relief Foundation is a registered Canadian charity dedicated helping disadvantage communities with programs both in Canada and abroad. For our efforts the Financial Post has twice named IDRF a top 25 Canadian Charity for its excellence in accountability, transparency and use of funds.