Your Summer Job Is Out There
McGuinty Government Helps More Young People Find Jobs
Students across Ontario have more opportunities this year to find a summer job.
Jobs and job-search services are still available through the Summer Jobs Service, the Ontario Public Service, Summer Company, and Summer Jobs for Youth programs. These programs help young workers connect to jobs in the private sector or in government, or launch their own summer business.
The province's Open Ontario plan is investing a record $90 million to help provide more than 100,000 jobs and services to students through these programs in 2010. Programs include targeted resources for at-risk youth in priority communities through the Youth Opportunities Strategy.
- The government is investing an additional $6.7 million in Ontario's summer jobs programs this year compared to 2009. Last summer, despite challenges in the economy, the government exceeded all targets to help 110,521 Ontario youth find jobs.
- Ontario's summer jobs programs and services are open to students aged 15 to 30 years who are planning to return to school this fall.
- Employers are encouraged to hire students through a $2-per-hour hiring incentive.
“Our summer jobs programs are helping more and more young people earn money, experience, and respect as they contribute to building Ontario.”
“Expanding employment opportunities for at-risk youth is an important part of our province's Poverty Reduction Strategy. This investment will enable more young people to gain valuable work experience through our Summer Jobs for Youth and Youth in Policing programs.”
“In Niagara Falls, summer jobs in the hospitality industry are a right of passage and a formative lesson for our students as they prepare for their future. Today's announcement is an important commitment by the province that will help both students and communities like ours across the province as those students earn money and gain experience to enhance their education and employment opportunities.”