Summer jobs for students
Information for high school, university and college students looking for work this summer.
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Need a job this summer?
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. Click on the link for each program for more detailed information.
Not a student?
Go to Ready.Set.Work. to 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.
Get help finding a job
If you are a teen living in certain parts of the province, you could be eligible for this program, which provides eight weeks of paid employment along with training.
Who is eligible: Youth 15-18 years old in select communities.
Get help with building your résumé and finding a summer job. Available in communities across Ontario, the program also offers $2 per hour hiring incentives for employers offering jobs to students.
Who is eligible: Students 15-30 years old who are planning to return to school in the fall.
Start your own business
Summer Company provides students with hands on business training, mentoring and awards 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.
Work with the Ontario government
If you self-identify as an Aboriginal, you can apply for an 8-week summer job working on natural resource management projects, focussing on job-skills readiness and personal development. You may have the opportunity to remain with the program over three consecutive summers.
Who is eligible: Aboriginal students: 15-24 years old, and up to 29 years old if you have a disability.
If you are turning 17 anytime in 2015 (born in 1998), you could apply to be a Stewardship Youth Ranger and work on local natural resource management projects for 8 weeks this summer.
Who is eligible: Students: turning 17 anytime in 2015 (born in 1998)
NOTE: Each team also requires a team lead, who may be any age and may or may not be a student. Team leads follow the same application process as youth rangers.
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.
Who is eligible: Students aged 15 or older
(Some positions require students to be 15 to 24 or up to 29 with a disability due to program funding.)
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 as part of the Aboriginal Summer law program.
Who is eligible: The Summer Law Student Program is open to first and second year students enrolled in a law school. To be eligible for the articling program, candidates must have either completed law school at the start of the articling period or have received a certificate of qualification from the National Committee of Accreditation.