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Road To Work Program

The Road to Work Program is a collaboration between YOUCAN Youth Services and companies in the construction, road building, and traffic safety industries. The program will deliver employability workshops and industry focused safety trainings to successful candidates, aged 18-25 years old. This is a paid program with successful candidates earning a $15/hr wage. This program will give participants the tools needed to enter the construction, road building, and traffic safety industries.

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About The Road to Work Program

Earn While You Learn!

The Road to Work Program is designed to support youth to get the skills and safety trainings necessary to enter the construction, road work, and traffic safety sectors. Through partnerships between YOUCAN Youth Services and construction, road building, and traffic safety companies, youth with have a direct route from training to employment.

The program will deliver workshops and industry focused safety trainings to successful candidates, aged 18-25 years old, giving them the tools necessary to be ready to show up to the work site. The programming portion will run over 5 consecutive weeks and successful candidates will earn a living allowance of $15/hr.

Upon completion of the training portion of the program, participants will be supported to apply for employment with one of the program’s industry partners in the construction, road building, and traffic safety industries. Participants will also be attached to a Transitional Outreach Worker to support with the transition into meaningful employment. This program will give people interested in a career in construction, road building, and traffic safety an advantage when applying for jobs.

Program Requirements

  • 18-25 years of age
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident eligible to work in Canada.
  • Desire to start a career in the construction, road work, or traffic safety industries
  • Ability to attend 5 consecutive weeks of training – Monday to Friday – 8:30am-4pm
  • Ability to complete on-line trainings and in-class sessions
  • A valid (non-graduated) Class 5 driver’s license and clean driving abstract is an asset
  • Ability to get to and from work

Trainings Covered in Program

Industry Standard Safety Trainings

Hand and Power Tool Training

Pre-Employment Training

Standard First Aid

For more information about the program, please contact Sebastian Barrera or register below for our next intake.


Next program starts in early 2024. If you would like to be put on the wait list, apply now.

Register Here

Please fill out our prescreen questionnaire form to register.

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Program Partners

Thank you to the following Partners for supporting The Road to Work Program.

Your Support. Their Success.

The youth we work with have hopes and dreams. They want to live lives that they can be proud of. They want to contribute to our community. They want to have the same opportunities that we have. YOUCAN Youth Services relies upon the support of the community to help youth realize those hopes and dreams. Your support helps with things like food, work clothes, and bus passes to name a few. These “little things” make a huge difference assisting youth as they move out of harms way and start moving towards economic independence. Will you help a YOUCAN Youth Services youth today?

$25 monthly - Receive your choice of a Relentless T-shirt as a Gift

$50 monthly - Receive your choice of a Relentless Crew Neck Sweater or Hoodie as a Gift

$75 monthly - Receive your choice of a Relentless Crew Neck Sweater or Hoodie & T-shirt as a Gift

$100 or more monthly - Receive your choice of a Relentless Crew Neck Sweater or Hoodie & T-shirt & Hat or Toque as a Gift