Investing In Summer Jobs For Students
McGuinty Government Helping Young People Gain Skills And Experience
TORONTO, Feb. 6 - Ontario's summer jobs programs will help more than 71,000 young people find work this year, John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced today.
"Our government knows that it's today's students who will build Ontario's future economy," Milloy said. "We want to help them prepare for the workforce, and develop the skills and experience they need to reach their potential."
The government is investing more than $51.5 million this year in programs and services for students, including:
- Ontario Rangers - Eight-week postings in remote locations, where
tasks can include clearing portages, maintaining park trails and
helping with fish and wildlife, forest management and biodiversity
- The Summer Company Program - Hands-on business coaching, mentoring
and awards of up to $3,000 for students who want to start up and run
their own summer businesses
- The Summer Jobs Service - Free job-search and self-marketing support
for students applying for work and a $2 per hour hiring incentive for
businesses and community organizations to hire students for up to
Printed information on Ontario's summer jobs is available in many locations, including secondary and postsecondary institutions, Job Connect agencies and MPP offices. You can also link to all programs online from the overview page at ontario.ca/summerjobs.
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ONTARIO SUMMER JOBS 2008
The Ontario government offers a range of programs and services to help students find summer work and acquire valuable job skills and experience.
Programs have distinct eligibility criteria, applications processes and deadlines, so students are advised to research each program of interest individually.
Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange - Work placements for Aboriginal youth focusing on resource management projects, job skills readiness training and personal development training. Each participant remains with the program over three consecutive summers.
Ontario Government Regular Summer Student Hiring - Jobs are available with Ontario government ministries and agencies.
Ontario/Quebec Summer Student Job Exchange Program - Jobs with Quebec government ministries and agencies.
Ontario Rangers - Ontario Rangers work out of remote camp locations. Tasks can include clearing portages and maintaining trails in parks, and assisting with fish and wildlife, forest management and biodiversity projects.
Ontario Stewardship Ranger Program - Ontario Stewardship Rangers live at home but perform tasks similar to those of the Ontario Rangers, including creating wildlife habitat, removing invasive species and maintaining hiking trails.
Summer Company - Helps students start and run their own summer businesses. Offers hands-on business coaching, mentoring, and awards of up to $3,000.
Summer Experience Program - Jobs with Ontario government ministries and agencies, as well as community groups. Some bilingual positions are also available.
Summer Jobs Service - Free job-search and self-marketing support to help students find summer jobs. Also offers a $2 per hour hiring incentive for employers who provide summer job placements. Rural or northern employers can also apply to the Rural Summer Jobs Service or their local Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Northern Development Officer.
Program information can also be accessed from a single convenient starting point, at ontario.ca/summerjobs. Students new to the workforce may be interested in the information about employment and health and safety at WorkSmartOntario.gov.on.ca.
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
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For further information: Annette Phillips, Minister's Office, (416) 473-4649; Kevin Dove, Communications Branch, (416) 325-2746; Public Inquiries: (416) 325-2929 or 1-800-387-5514, TTY: 1-800-263-2892 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Annette Phillips, Minister's Office, (416) 473-4649; Kevin Dove, Communications Branch, (416) 325-2746; Public Inquiries: (416) 325-2929 or 1-800-387-5514, TTY: 1-800-263-2892