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Ontario Ministries and Summer Jobs

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Ontario Ministries and Summer Jobs

Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Ontario ministries support summer jobs for students and youth employment as a key investment in the province's future. Each ministry's summer program targets a specific group of young people to make a unique contribution their development and our economy.


“Our government is working hard to continue helping young people build the skills and training needed to succeed. Through our Summer Company program, students can launch their business while they’re still in school, become employers, and gain an advantage in the highly competitive global economy.”

Brad Duguid

Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

“Our government is continuing to hire students through our Summer Employment Opportunities program, providing them with valuable experience working in ministries and agencies across the province. These annual opportunities are not only great for students, but also help ensure youth gain the skills and experience necessary to succeed in the public or private sector.”

David Orazietti

Minister of Government and Consumer Services

“Through a variety of programs, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is the largest employer for youth summer jobs, with more than 1,900 youth employed. These jobs give young people the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the management of our natural resources.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

“The Rural Summer Jobs Service program creates important employment opportunities for students and contributes to economic development in rural Ontario. The program gives young people necessary skills and experience that will help build the province’s highly skilled workforce.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“I am proud that my ministry is a partner in a summer employment initiative that allows northern students to work in their hometowns, and draws young people from other places to discover Northern Ontario’s advantages. Last year, through MNDM’s Summer Jobs Service, 4,450 students explored their interests and developed job skills with more than 1,100 employers in Northern Ontario.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“I am proud that we are able to offer students the opportunity to develop practical skills while at the same time making a significant contribution to government projects. Both the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Office of Francophone Affairs will be helping students along their path to become successful professionals this summer.”

Madeleine Meilleur

Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

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