A Program Focused on the needs of Young Adults 18-30

ESAP provides young adults facing barriers to ongoing employment with tools and resources to overcome those barriers.  ESAP is funded by the Government of Canada, specifically Employment and Social Development Canada.

The program focuses on the success of every individual.  Participants benefit from a dedicated Coordinator who facilitates access to resources and tools including but not limited to:

  • Employability skills educational workshops (2 weeks, paid)
  • On the job training tailored to the desired outcomes of the individual (12 weeks, paid)
  • Exposure to employer companies for career leads and apprenticeships
  • Access to counseling and life skills development
  • Networking opportunities with emergency services providers and other agencies
  • Experience developing confidence, interpersonal, employment and communication skills

Participants receive remuneration including:

  • Paid work during education and work placements – $15.00 per hour
  • An achievement bonus upon successful completion

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, with support from many social agencies and local employers, has proudly conducted ESAP for more than 20 years.

Comments from Graduates

ESAP benefited me by helping me get a job. The classes were informative and practical. I was treated well, the Students in class were respectful and the Staff at work were professional.”

“Prior to coming into the program, I was not in the best spot mentally and emotionally. I had also been out of work for some time. In the end, I have full time employment and am on my way to gaining an apprenticeship in carpentry. I feel like I have found my way home here.”

“Thank you very much for this opportunity and I’m excited to see where my life will grow from now on.”

“Thank you for believing in me.”

“I’ve been feeling a lot better than before I started this program, really happy I did it.”

IMPORTANT:  We are accepting applications for the next group that begins November 20th,2023

ESAP Coordinator -Hector Briand,          Email: briandh@halifax.ca            Phone: (902) 223-6735

Great News!!

Upgrades have begun at the Beaver Bank Ballfields.
  • New Fencing,
  • Pickle ball court,
  • new basketball nets
  • Removing the old fencing from the back field and leveling it out.


This is the first step towards our *new* family park in Beaver Bank.