Skills Compass

Skills Compass helps Indigenous and newcomer youth who are currently not in employment, education, or training (NEET) develop the skills and career readiness they need to go back to school or prepare for a career.

By bringing together colleges and institutes, service providers, community partners and employers, Skills Compass helps identify and address common barriers to education and employment by easing their access to education and training by providing wrap-around supports, and career pathways for Indigenous and newcomer youth.

Over the last three years, up to 130 unemployed or underemployed Indigenous and newcomer youth between the ages 18 to 30 years received education and skills training tailored to their needs allowing them to join the labour market or enter other post-secondary training to increase their opportunities for growth.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4
Quality Education
Goal 10
Reduced Inequalities
We are Canada’s skills solution. Our national programs and projects give learners of all ages the tools to meet labour market needs and help drive economic growth. We work across all sectors and give learners accessible opportunities to learn new skills, strengthen the skills they already have, and put their skills to use in new ways.

In partnership with

Skills Compass is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).