Summer jobs for students
Information for high school, university and college students looking for work this summer.
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Learn about government job funds, programs and online tools available to help people under 30 build skills, find a job or start businesses all year round.
The 4-1-1 on summer jobs
The Ontario government – and its partners – offer many programs to help students find summer jobs. You need to apply for most programs. In some cases, the government can connect you to people who can help you with your job search.
The deadlines and what you need to apply depend on the program.
Get help finding a job
We can help you:
- find a job placement
- get work experience
- build your resume
- connect with potential employers
Summer Jobs Service offices offer these services in 100+ communities across the province.
If you are a teen living in certain parts of the province, you could also be eligible for a separate program – called Jobs for Youth – that provides 8 weeks of paid employment, along with training.
If you are 16 years old turning 17 in 2014, you could apply to be a Stewardship Youth Ranger and work on natural resources management projects for 8 weeks this summer.
Through the Summer Employment Opportunities program, students are hired each year in a variety of summer positions across the Ontario Public Service, its related agencies and community groups.
If you self-identify as an Aboriginal, you can also apply for an 8-week summer job exchange, offered through the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Who is eligible
These programs are designed for students.
Students: 15-30 years old, who are planning to return to school in the fall.
Students: 15-18 years old, in select communities.
Aboriginal students: 15-24 years old, and up to 29 years old if you have a disability.
Students: 16 years old, turning 17 in 2014
Students: 15 to 24 years old (15 to 29 with a disability)
Application deadlines depend on the program and can vary by community.
Check each program for specific details.
Start a summer business
The Summer Company program provides students with hands on business training, mentoring and grants of up to $3,000 to start and run their own summer businesses.
Who is eligible
Students: 15-29 years old, returning to school in the fall.
May 23, 2014
Law students can apply to work for the Ontario government – as either a summer law student or an articling student.
If you are experienced with Aboriginal communities or have an interest in Aboriginal law, you can also apply to work specifically in this field.
Some placements begin in March and run through August. Others start in July.
Please visit the Ministry of the Attorney General for information on:
- what you need to apply
- when you need to apply