100,000 Students Get Help Looking For Summer Jobs
McGuinty Government Boosts Popular Program For Youth
More than 100,000 students will find work this summer through Ontario's student summer jobs programs.
The 2009 Ontario Budget increased funding for the summer program by over 57 per cent or $32 million in 2009, to help more students find summer work in their communities.
Students can apply for a variety of government jobs or for funding to start their own business. Wage subsidies will allow private and not-for-profit corporations to hire more summer students.
- This increase in funding will result in 27,000 more students benefiting from the Ontario Summer Jobs program this year. Ontario Summer Jobs programs receive some support from the federal government.
- Employers may be eligible for a $2-per-hour wage subsidy through the Ontario Summer Jobs Service program.
- The age range for students eligible for an Ontario Summer Job is 15 to 30 years, depending on the program.
“In challenging economic times, Ontario is helping more students find the jobs they need to fund their education and develop important workplace skills.”