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Helping More Students Find Summer Jobs

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Helping More Students Find Summer Jobs

McGuinty Government Supports Jobs for Students

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

This summer, more than 100,000 Ontario students will find jobs and gain important work experience.

With the 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner, the province is providing additional support to help more students explore the workplace and their talents.

Job opportunities are now available through Employment Ontario's Summer Jobs website, where students can:

Employers are also encouraged to hire students and provide hands-on training for tomorrow's workforce through a $2-per-hour hiring incentive.

Summer Jobs is part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan to help every student succeed and build a knowledge-based economy for the future.

Quick Facts

  • 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.
  • The 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner invests an additional $22.5 million in the Summer Jobs program, bringing the government's total annual investment to more than $91 million.
  • Last summer, the government helped more than 130,000 Ontario students find jobs.

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“Opportunities are out there for students to turn their passion into a summer job and gain important work experience for successful careers. Students learn more about the workplace through a summer job, while they explore their talents and earn money for school.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“This is great news for local students looking for summer jobs, and we appreciate the government's efforts. Students working at Chicopee Tube Park learn valuable skills and the importance of safety, customer service and team-work.”

David Tobi

Outside Operations Manager, Chicopee Tube Park

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