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Community Involvement
Ontario Secondary Students are required to complete 40 hours of community involvement.
There are many ways for students to explore career options at the secondary level. One of the best ways is to experience a career hands-on. Through a variety of experiential learning opportunities students can investigate career choices while developing skills and knowledge in the workplace. Cooperative Education allows students to earn credits for their learning experiences in the workplace.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (O.Y.A.P.)
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program gives students the opportunity to earn cooperative education credits, gain experience in the skilled trades and in some cases, register as an apprentice while meeting diploma requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

  • Jobs, Workers, Training & Careers
    This federal government web site is easy to use and provides relevant information
    on a variety of careers. This site also includes tips on "jobs of the future."
  • Canadian Armed Forces
    The Canadian Armed Forces have many opportunities. You can be employed full time in the regular forces or part time in the Reserves.
    Search for opportunities and information about the skilled trades.
Young Worker Awareness Program
The Young Worker Awareness Program (YWAP) introduces young workers to workplace health and safety.

If you're starting out in the workforce in Ontario, this site has the information you need to know about protecting your health and safety and understanding your employment rights. It also has a lot of other handy information and useful links.