Exciting New Job Opportunities For More Than 2,000 Youth
McGuinty Government Supports Work Experience In Natural Resources
This year, thousands of youth from across the province will have the opportunity to pursue their passion for Ontario's natural resources through experience-based work and learning positions.
Job applications are now open for young people across Ontario to take on exciting jobs and gain valuable experience that will help them launch successful careers in the future. More than 2,000 job opportunities in natural resource management are available through five unique programs:
- Ministry of Natural Resources Internships
- Ontario Ranger
- Ontario Stewardship Ranger
- Aboriginal Youth Work Exchange
- Post-secondary Co-op.
These opportunities are part of a broader youth employment initiative that includes the Ontario Internship and Summer Employment Opportunities programs. These programs are part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan to help every youth and student succeed and build a knowledge-based economy for the future.
- The Ontario Ranger program is now in its 67th year. It provides an eight-week summer program for youth born in 1994.
- Last summer, the government helped more than 127,000 Ontario students find jobs.
“We are pleased to offer Ontario's youth opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills. Encouraging our young people to care for our natural environment is an investment in the future health of our resources that will benefit us all.”
“Providing young people with the ability to gain practical work experience better prepares them for a good quality job after finishing school. This investment will allow youth in the Sault and area to learn skills in the management of our natural resources and it also boosts the local economy as more students will have the opportunity to remain in Sault Ste. Marie.”