Targeted Support

Find out about opportunities and connections that provide additional support to specific sections of our community.

As a result of COVID 19, our community is experiencing higher levels of unemployment and financial difficulties with disproportionate effects on some sections of our community. Targeted support can help tailored solutions to help these community members overcome barriers to employment.

Young People

Young People – Year 10 & 11 students.

Junior Library Shelvers Initiative

The Junior Library Shelvers initiative focusses on creating real job opportunities with the potential for career development alongside supporting a wider group of young people to develop the skills to be ready to enter the workforce.

Getting your first job can be quite a challenge, particularly for young people with additional barriers.

The City has developed 8 roles for young people within the library services, commencing in Year 10 or 11 and working afternoons and weekends supporting the activities of the library. These young people will be employed through to Year 12 with their contracts finishing up mid-year 12 in time for them to focus on their end of year exams. Potentially, team members who have performed well may be considered for one of the library’s casual Learning Hub Officer Roles.

One of these roles will be specifically targeted on supporting a young person with a disability and another for the employment of a young person from an ATSI background.

Young people interested in applying for the roles will be supported through workshops focused on supporting them to develop their resumes and learn how to craft cover letters and responses to selection criteria. A follow on workshop will support them to apply for a TFN, set up a superannuation account and understand the processes of becoming an employee.

To find out more contact 1300 422 644 or email

Young People – 15 - 18 years old identified and referred through Department of Education.

Trade Skills Youth Program

The Trade Skills Youth Program partners with key youth stakeholders and a registered training organisation to encourage and deliver accredited and certified training courses that better equip young people for future employment and job readiness. The pilot program will focus on areas of construction in addition to providing scaffolded support for young people in critical areas such as job readiness, personal development, life skills and employability sessions.

Identified participants who are referred through the Department of Education will attend the four day per week course for 8 weeks, delivered at the Lynwood Youth Service Hub, and walk away with a Certificate of Participation – City of Canning Employability & Career Development Program in addition to the accredited Cert II in Construction Pathways. Future similar programs may focus on Freight and Logistics and horticulture.

For more information contact 1300 422 644 or email

Young People – 16-25 years at risk of homelessness.

Bright Steps Futures Program

Launched in September, a 10 week program is being delivered once a week on Monday nights from the Lynwood Youth Service Hub, aiming to increase the capacity and build the life skills of young people aged 16 – 25 years old who are at risk or could benefit from extra support on their journey to independent living as young adults. The program partners with key youth services and stakeholders to provide practical resources, platforms and opportunities for participants to gain key life skills in areas such as nutrition, self-defence, first aid and more.

In addition to tailored workshops, targeted support and mentoring is provided to participants to build their capacity, equip them with transferrable skills and accreditations supporting their independence and enhancing their job readiness. The program provides opportunities for young people to develop positive outcomes from building confidence and self-esteem to increasing their social and emotional wellbeing, awareness of external supports and confidence in accessing those services if needed.

For more information contact 1300 422 644 or email

Skilled Migrants

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Job Seekers and skilled newcomer professionals.

Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program

Newcomers (migrants and refugees) bring talent, innovation and international expertise to Western Australia, but they need information and networks to succeed. KMP aims to help skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation. The KMP has been successfully supporting skilled migrants to re-enter their industry, within Australia with over 70% of participants employed within 12 months.

For more information or to find out more about how to become a mentee or mentor, please visit the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Programing website or contact the team directly via

Canning is a proud partner of the KMP

Job Ready Workshops and One on One support.

Job Ready Workshops and One on One support

Delivered in partnership with the Multicultural Services Centre, tailored support is available to the CALD community to access employment service assistance through workshops and one on one support.

Workshops dates and times can be found listed here.

Multicultural Services Centre can be contacted either at their head office by phone 9328 2699 or email

Alternatively drop in at the Cannington office 13/64-66 Kent St, Cannington or by phone 9258 5188.