Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE)

About PAYE

Partnership to Advance Youth Employment (PAYE) is a joint initiative between private sector employers and the City of Toronto. A group of business leaders are working to involve employers to increase access to economic opportunities for Toronto youth.

City staff and community partners provide individual support for all PAYE initiatives by offering employment guidance and coaching, connecting youth to community-based services and supports and matching qualified candidates to employment opportunities.

PAYE offers youth interviews with top-rated employers to help youth from local communities get a foot in the door. Since 2009, PAYE has successfully connected hundreds of young people to job opportunities with our employer partners.



In 2016, over 2300 youth have received one-on-one coaching and accessed networking and learning events through PAYE. Learn about how PAYE can help you connect with employers.



In 2016, more than 180 of Toronto's top employers have already partnered with the City of Toronto in this exciting initiative with proven successful outcomes. Learn about how PAYE can help you access diverse, pre-screened candidates from local communities.

PAYE Success Stories