Students Can Get Summer Jobs Through Ontario Program


THUNDER BAY – This summer, students in Northwestern Ontario will have new opportunities to turn their passion into a summer job and gain important work experience for successful careers.

“Helping students find summer jobs strengthens our local communities and workforce and provides young people with much-needed experience,” commented Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan.

Ontario’s Summer Jobs Program connects students to jobs in the private sector or government and offers support to help young entrepreneurs launch their own summer business. Students can visit to:

  • Search for a job through Employment Ontario agencies
  • Find job listings
  • Get help to improve their marketing skills and resume writing
  • Learn how to start their own Summer Company
  • Apply for summer jobs with the Ontario government.

Employers are also encouraged to hire students and provide hands-on training for tomorrow’s workforce through a $2-per-hour hiring incentive.

Students in the region can get additional help finding a summer job at:

–       Confederation College’s campuses in Thunder Bay, Marathon, Geraldton and Dryden

–       YES Employment Services in Thunder Bay, and

–       the Nipigon Superior Training and Employment Program.

“We know how important summer jobs are to students, and our government is proud to have made so many options available to help students find summer work.  The experience they gain and the contributions they make are important to our economy, both now and for the future,” stated Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North.