Create your own summer job. With Summer Company, participants get hands-on business training, and up to $3,000 in financial support for their business venture. Summer Company is a program designed to help enterprising young people (15 – 29 years-old) start and run their own summer business. Summer Company is a government of Ontario program facilitated by The Business Enterprise Centre.
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive:
Up to $1,500 to help with your business idea’s start-up costs;
An additional $1,500 in the fall after successfully completing the Summer Company program;
At least 12 hours of business training to get you started; and
The opportunity to meet every two weeks with a mentor from the business community.
You are eligible for Summer Company if you are:
Between 15 and 29 years-old as of April 30th of the program year;
Currently a student and are returning to school in the fall;
Proposing a new sole proprietorship or corporation in Ontario that you plan to operate independently from relatives;
Prepared to make a commitment of at least 280 hours per summer for high school students and 420 hours per summer for college/university students;
Not working for more than 12 hours-a-week at another job;
A Canadian citizen or landed immigrant residing in Ontario;
New to Summer Company (you can’t be a previous recipient of a Summer Company award or have an outstanding My Company loan)