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Boost ​​​​ 
Pathways to success

Youth Employment Program

​​ “BOOST -​​ Pathways to Success” is Africa Centre’s Youth Employment Program. It gives youth and young adults a chance to take​​ life and​​ employability skills training and to acquire work experience they can put on a résumé. The training component will run 9:00​​ AM to 4:00 PM​​ Monday through Friday​​ for 10 weeks followed by 12 weeks’ full-time work experience.​​ 

Participants must:​​ 

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years’ old​​ 

  • Be unemployed​​ 

  • Be facing several barriers to getting and keeping a job​​ 

  • Not be receiving Employment Insurance benefits​​ 

  • Be a Canadian citizen, legally entitled to work in Canada, a permanent resident, or have been granted refugee status​​ 


Twelve youth​​ are​​ admitted​​ into the program​​ with​​ priority given to those who face several significant barriers to finding or keeping employment.​​ 

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This project is funded by the
​​ Government of Canada’s​​ 
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Youth Employment Strategy


Employability Skills Enhancement​​ 


Career Exploration & Guidance


Resume Building & Interview Preparation


Exploring Cultural Identity


Job Search Support & Referrals


Connection with Employers


Safety Tickets​​ 
​​ Other Certificates




Africa Centre

11305 95 St. NW
Edmonton, AB | T5G 1L2

(780) 471 1027​​