As the bridge to opportunities and employment, First Work partners with all stakeholders in the workforce development sector to facilitate meaningful employment opportunities for job seekers.

First Work engages with employers and sector leaders to provide sustainable employment ecosystems by discovering career pathways, creating youth friendly workplaces, articulating skill requirements, and connecting jobseekers to their local economy. Leveraging our network of employment service providers, First Work can support your business to connect to local talent pools for your hiring.

Are you an employer looking to hire young people (15-29)? Are you looking to increase workplace retention? Are you looking to develop a youth engagement strategy? Reach out to [email protected] to find out more about how we can assist.

Our work is made possible through diverse partnerships with the sector, academia, governments, and like-minded organizations committed to advancing healthy workforce ecosystems.


  • ODEN
  • ONN
  • ESC


  • RBC Career Launch
  • OCGA Dolphin / Bingo
  • FutureFit AI
  • Loblaws
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, Immigration and Skills Development
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs