January 2021

(YERN) Youth Economic Resources Newsletter is a monthly newsletter containing youth-specific resources for employment and entrepreneurship. This was initiated based on South Edmonton youth identifying the lack of awareness and access of these resources. 

We want to hear from youth about what kinds of information you want to see in this newsletter by clicking HERE

Youth Serving Organizations can contribute information about their new programs and services to tricia.boonstra@edmonton.ca by the 15th of each month. 

Skills You Need to Succeed: Youth on the Future of Work

DIGITAL Opportunities

App Inventor

is a cloud-based tool maintained by MIT. Much like the popular coding app Scratch, App Inventor has drag-and-drop coding blocks. However, App Inventor includes all methods, functions, and coding elements that a student would need to create an Android app. Students can build apps right in their web browsers and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. 

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Free Digital Skills Training

Young Adults

Junior IT Analyst, Junior Data Analyst, Junior Security and QA Analyst

  • Be between 18 to 29 years of age
  • Have completed high school, or GED
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be motivated to work
  • Be legally able to work in Canada; Valid SIN/Work Permit – work permit must be valid for at least one year after program start
  • Have strong English language proficiency (e.g. CLB Level 7/8)
  • Experience barriers to pursuing post-secondary education and securing sustainable employment

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40 best side Hussle Ideas ($1000+/month)

Millennial Money Man

Small Business Lending & FREE EnterpRISEing Business Training 

Do you have a great business idea but not enough funds to get it off the ground or grow it? We’re here to help you achieve financial independence and pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. We help people who face barriers to employment because of mental health or addiction challenges. We don’t just provide low interest loans, we provide encouragement, support, business advice, and resources to help empower you to launch your idea towards success.

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BGS is excited to announce our newest initiative:


YouthCO,a project that provides youth-focused Workplace Training opportunities to youth 18-24 years of age so that they can develop the skills and qualifications for long term employment and career opportunities.

BGS YouthCO Website


Job Search Sites: 

Indeed Job Search: https://www.indeed.ca/

Canada Job Search: www.jobbank.gc.ca

Career & Employment Snap shot 

Brought to you by Regional Employment Services Edmonton

Weekly Career & Employment Snapshot

Please note that the Regional Employment Services - Edmonton: Career and Employment Snapshot has suspended weekly distribution due to developments related to COVID-19. This online version will be updated as new information is made available.

Employment Programs that are available through alternative delivery methods can be seen in the COVID-19 Employment Program Updates section.

Programs that are currently available or accepting intakes are marked as (OPEN)

Your health and safety is a priority. Help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. Concerned about your health? Call Health Link 811 or visit www.alberta.ca/covid19




Mentorship and Community Engagement 

Get inspired. We’re a group of Edmonton volunteers who are here to cultivate leadership and make an impact in our community. Our dialogue, engagement, mentorship programs, and events have brought people together from all backgrounds for nearly 15 years.

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This mail out contains information provided by a party other than the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton does not make any representations or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of this material. The City of Edmonton does not endorse the information contained herein and will not be liable for any reliance thereon.

Your name, email address and phone number is collected in accordance with 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Your personal information will be used to provide you with the online City of Edmonton,Youth Economic Resources Newsletter. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information, contact Tricia Boonstra at tricia.boonstra@edmonton.ca, Circle Square Professional Centre, 11808- St. Albert Trail, NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

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