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Summer Company

Summer Company 2017 – the application process for 2017 is now open.  The best time to learn about the program and begin planning your business is now !

Get a Head Start!

More than 100,000 new businesses are started each year in Ontario, 40% of them by young people 25-34 and 16% by youth under 25. If you’re young and interested in exploring the possibility of going into business for yourself, either now or in the future, we can help. The more business skills you gain, the greater the chance of business success.

Summer Company

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Summer Company is a unique program designed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment to engage, inspire and inform the youth of Ontario and to help young entrepreneurs prosper. By providing a chance to create their own small businesses, Summer Company allows students to take charge as their own boss, helping them to develop business skills early in life. The program appeals to creative, motivated youth because it could lead to personal growth and profit.

Who can Apply?

Check out your Summer Company eligibility at:

Summer Company Eligibility

How to Apply?

Submit your application online. Don’t wait. APPLY EARLY. Spaces fill quickly.

Participants’ Profile

Participants are ambitious, smart and free thinking young Ontarians, eager to take the journey of experience and exploration as entrepreneurs.

  • Ages 15 to 29
  • Returning to school in the fall
  • City/town/rural residents of all Ontario regions
  • Attending High School, College or University

Successful Summer Company Experiences:

  • Swim Instructor
  • Home Projects/Repairs
  • Pet Care
  • Artisan Crafts Retailer
  • Landscaper & Lawn Maintenance
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Custom Cake Designer
  • Tutor/Trainer
  • Jewellery Artist
  • Woodworker
  • Gardening
  • Food Preparation

Do you have a question about Summer Company? Please contact us!

En•tre•pre•neur: One who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.