Ontario Launches Summer Jobs Programs
McGuinty Government Gives Young People Job Skills and Experience
Ontario has a range of summer job opportunities for students, through Ontario's Summer Jobs Programs.
The Summer Jobs Service offers students free self-marketing and job search services, and offers employers a $2-per-hour wage subsidy to encourage them to hire students. These programs are open to students aged 15 to 24 years (up to 29 years for a person with a disability) who are planning to return to school this fall.
Through the Summer Jobs programs, working-age students may:
- Search for a job through "Job Connect" agencies
- Improve how they market themselves
- Connect with employers
- Start their own "Summer Company"
- Work for the Ontario Government.
Last year, the McGuinty government helped more than 86,000 young people find employment during the summer break.
- Students work in all employment sectors, including private sector, non-profit, broader public and public sector jobs.
- Through the Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy, the McGuinty government is helping to build the best-educated, best-trained workforce in North America.
“For many people, summer work experiences pave the way to lifelong careers. By helping young people - and employers - connect, we are helping students acquire skills that will stay with them all their lives.”