• Options Youth is a virtual employment wage subsidy program funded by Service Canada and facilitated by the Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre.
• It consists of paid, online, milestone-based skill training, followed by a paid work placement. Options Youth is committed to helping youth overcome barriers to enter the workforce through personalized training to participants and federal wage subsidies to employers in Nova Scotia.
Options Youth is divided into two phases:
• Training Phase: Participants are equipped with essential life and professional skills.
• Work Experience: Participants work in a career related job experience for 20 weeks which allow them to apply the skills they learn in the training phase.