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If you're looking for work and could use a little help to boost your chances of success, the Employment Assistance Services program can provide opportunities to:

  • Attend information sessions on the labour market
  • Get career advice and counselling
  • Take part in job-search and job-placement assistance activities


To be eligible for this program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be receiving employment insurance benefits
  • Be receiving social assistance
  • Be unemployed and not receiving any public income support
  • Need an employment assistance service, even if you are employed or in school

Activities and services provided

An employment assistance officer will help you review your career goals and choose the activities and services most appropriate for you. Activities can be provided by Services Québec or by Emploi-Québec partners. They are generally short-term, lasting under 180 hours. Here are some examples.

Job-search clubs

These support groups help you carry out your job search and find the tools and resources you need. When you join a club, your search for employment becomes your full-time job, complete with a workplace-like setting.

Job-hunting strategies

You get support and advice to help you get started on your job search, as well as assistance with organizing your search.

Internships and job shadowing

Internships and job shadowing are short-term workplace experiences. They give you a chance to watch, observe and learn about a new trade or profession. They are also good opportunities to get to know an employer and ask questions.

Service spécialisé jeune

Service spécialisé jeune is intended for young people between 18 and 29 years of age who need help when it comes to thinking about their plans for the future in concrete terms and who want to set and achieve a professional objective.

This service helps young people assess their needs and provides them with information on the labour market and the school system. It organizes activities for young people to help them make the informed choices and obtain training. It can also assist young people during training and until they enter the labour market.

Learn more about Service spécialisé jeune

Last update: July 10, 2023


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