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Fresh Start Program

Fresh Start is a 5 month program. The first 8 weeks is in a classroom setting, Monday to Friday, 6 hours per day. Clients get paid minimum wage for attending the class time learning essential skills, life skills, employability skills, and certificate training.


The Fresh Start facilitators will then place clients into a 12 week paid work experience with local employers. During the 12 week work experience, our Fresh Start Facilitators will provide on-going supported job search, coaching and mentoring.


Eligibility requirements are youth ages 15-30, not currently on Employment Insurance, unemployed and facing a barrier to employment.


Life skills and Employability Skills: Including but not limited to.

  • Budgeting & Finance
  • Time Management
  • Career Decision Making
  • Interview Skills
  • Personal Planning
  • Resume & Cover Letters
  • Self Awareness

Industry Certification: Including but not limited to.

  • Occupational First Aid
  • Food Safe
  • Customer Service
  • Class 7 learners
  • Serving it Right
  • Ready to Rent- Rent Smart


For more information on NVIATS Fresh Start program, call the office today!