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How we deliver quality candidates to your organization

Your organization is committed to hiring more young people.

You need them to tackle important jobs today and to help meet the challenge of tomorrow, and you’ll gain from their energy and ambition, from their ideas and diverse perspectives.

Our coalition of leading Canadian employers is connecting with young people who are ready to work hard and learn new skills. They just need us to remove the barriers between them and their future.


Becoming A Member

Whether they are working full-time, in/out of school, working part-time, or still searching, they can sign up via our member portal for free.


Finding The Right Match

Our expert team will connect directly with each member, assisting them in matching their skills and experience with available jobs from our list of top Canadian employers.


Interviewing & Getting Job-Ready

MyStartr hosts in-person and virtual hiring events to allow your recruitment team to meet face-to-face with our members. We take care of all of the details and provide personal coaching to ensure applicants are ready to work from day one.


Starting Day One And Beyond

We continue to provide support from day one on the job through onboarding, training, initial evaluations and beyond, as they succeed and grow.

What Being An Coalition Partner Means:

When you become a MyStartr employer partner you’ll not only provide professional development for young Canadians, but you’ll also gain valuable insights to grow and improve your business. The following are just a few of the benefits that we provide to our employer coalition partners.

We are Canadian

No other employment initiative for young people have a national reach and operations.

Tailoring our services to your needs

We can customize our hiring program to fit the priorities of your company, sector and specific markets.

We save your time and money

We identify and match young talent that meet your business goals and recruitment needs.

We help boost retention

Handpicked applicants from our unique talent pipeline are rigorously prepared for your specific market and position requirements – helping to engage them with your brand over the long term and drive your business forward.

We share a common purpose

MyStartr employers represent a variety of business sectors and sizes, but we’re united by our core values and our commitment to transforming lives — and driving positive social and economic impact — by creating paths to opportunity.

Who is MyStartr

MyStartr is Canada’s only national, employer-led coalition dedicated to breaking down barriers to employment for people aged 15 – 30. Through personal career coaching, interview practice, and online workshops and resources, our expert team guides our members to land the job that’s right for them.

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Employer Spotlight

MyStartr is a strong and important partnership for Walmart Canada, as we believe that all youth deserve a chance for meaningful employment. At Walmart we are committed to hiring youth who face barriers to employment. We are especially pleased that over the past 3 years we have seen on average an improved retention rate with youth employees that come to us through MyStartr vs other channels.

Matthew Hale

Director of Talent Acquisition, Walmart

The Source is a proud founding member of MyStartr and the coalition of employers committed to supporting youth employment across Canada. The work we do with MyStartr has helped connect us with passionate and inspiring candidates to join our team right across the country. We find particular value in consulting with the Youth Council to better engage a broader range of potential applicants and sharing best practices with our community employment partners.

Christopher Delledonne

Director, Human Resources, Residential Services, Mobility, The Source

MyStartr has been an invaluable partner to Nestlé Canada and our Canadian Youth Initiative Strategy to ensure young people are well equipped to overcome barriers to employment. We work collaboratively with MyStartr to include youth voices in Nestlé programming in order to give every young person a chance to carve their own future. A priority going forward will be collaborating with the Youth Innovation Council to understand how our organization can remove barriers in our own early talent programs and recruitment process to enable upskilling pathways for young people to enter our workforce.

Brittany Reynolds

Talent Acquisition Manager, Nestlé Canada

SE Health is proud to support MyStartr in their commitment to find meaningful employment for our youth. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, our mission is to spread hope and happiness to the communities we serve. MyStartr’s partnership is invaluable to helping achieve a better Canada through our future leaders in our communities – which all starts with our youth. We are thrilled to be a part in helping achieve that goal and appreciate this partnership.

Christal Washer

Talent Acquisition Manager, Campus and Pipeline Development, SE Health

At Starbucks Canada, we are committed to finding innovative ways to be more inclusive in our hiring while addressing complex social issues like the barriers that lead to higher unemployment for some young people. Our partnership with MyStartr is fundamental to making a difference in the lives of youth by providing a fair opportunity to meaningful employment. We are proud to share we have seen remarkable results with youth flourishing in their careers at Starbucks. We have also benefited from learning and sharing with other employers in order to make a bigger difference together.

Ross Anderson

Head, Social Impact, Public Policy & Sustainability, Starbucks Canada

At Hyatt, we’re passionate about people and opening doors to new opportunities. True to our company’s purpose – we care for people so they can be their best – we work with community-based organizations around the world to help young people rise to their full potential through our RiseHy program. With RiseHY, Hyatt hotels has made a commitment to hire 10,000 Opportunity Youth by 2025. At Hyatt, we’re in a unique position to be part of the solution because hospitality is an industry where people can truly rise out of entry-level roles and build meaningful, life-long careers. MyStartr will be a key partner in Canada to help us achieve this goal and we are very much looking forward to our continued partnership with them.

Katherine Hughes

HR Director, Calgary / HR Specialist, Hyatt Canada

Indspire Partnership Training

To help create more welcoming, supportive and culturally safe environments for Indigenous youth, MyStartr has partnered with Indspire to develop Indigenous knowledge and reconciliation training modules.

Training For Mentors

An educational program for non-Indigenous employers/mentors to foster a better understanding and compassionate work environment.

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