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Job Opportunities Await Ontario Youth

McGuinty Government Supports Jobs In Natural Resource Management

Youth in Ontario have an exciting opportunity to learn, work and make a difference, both this summer and beyond, through rewarding positions in natural resource management.

In 2009, the province is supporting over 2,100 jobs in natural resource management through a number of programs, including:

  • Ontario Ranger
  • Ontario Stewardship Ranger
  • Ministry of Natural Resources Internship
  • Post-secondary Co-op
  • First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment (in partnership with Confederation College)

Through these and additional programs - such as Summer Experience, Ontario Internship, Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange and the Internship Program for Internationally Trained Professionals - the province is providing youth of all ages, skill levels and educational backgrounds the opportunity of a lifetime.

By providing youth with engaging experiences and valuable skills in natural resource management, the province is helping develop the green economy leaders of tomorrow.

Quick Facts

  • The Ministry of Natural Resources’ youth employment programs are part of the province’s Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy. Last year, the McGuinty government helped more than 86,000 young people find employment during the summer break.
  • The diverse participants in these youth programs come from communities all across Ontario.
  • Many of these programs are well established with several celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2009: Ontario Ranger (65th), Ontario Stewardship Ranger (10th), MNR Internship (10th) and Ontario Internship (10th).

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“We are continuing to invest in the youth of Ontario. Through these experience-based programs, young people are in a great position to learn more about natural resources management and potential careers in this increasingly important field. They are also working positively towards supporting biodiversity in the province and combating climate change.”

Donna Cansfield

Minister of Natural Resources



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