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Ontario Creates 6,200 Summer Jobs For Youth

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Ontario Creates 6,200 Summer Jobs For Youth

McGuinty Government Helping Students Get Work Experience In The North

As many as 6,200 Ontario students could be employed in Northern Ontario this summer in forestry, tourism, retail and other sectors.

Ontario's Summer Jobs Service program makes it possible for employers to hire students through its incentive program, in turn providing opportunities for youth to develop important knowledge and skills through hands-on experiences in Northern Ontario.  

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. Through Employment Ontario's Summer Jobs website, students can learn about provincial summer employment programs.

Quick Facts

  • Employers must submit an application by April 30.
  • This year, the Summer Jobs Service program is available to an additional 700 students.
  • More than 9,000 students in Northern Ontario got help finding jobs last summer through all of Ontario's summer employment programs.

Additional Resources


“As part of our Open Ontario plan we will continue to provide as many opportunities as possible to students looking for work in the North, to help lay the foundation for them to stay here or return for employment after graduation.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and chair of the NOHFC

“Our hiring incentive is being extended this year so that more northern youth will have the ability to find employment this summer. Summer jobs are very important to plan for long-term employment and pursue post-secondary education.”

Bill Mauro

MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“We are committed to helping young people across the province get the support and opportunities they need to work this summer. Their participation today helps build Ontario's tomorrow.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

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