Summer Company

Transform great ideas into a real business and work for the best boss ever this summer. YOU.

Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, invoicing, bookkeeping, customer relationship management - these are just a few of the highly useful skills you will develop.

Summer Company is an Ontario government program that provides young people with the resources and knowledge they need to start a new summer business.

As a Summer Company entrepreneur, you get:

  • Start-up money to kick-off a new summer business
  • Hands-on business training, advice and mentorship from local business leaders
  • An award of up to $3,000

Could you be a Summer Company entrepreneur?

You can apply to the Summer Company program if you're an Ontario resident aged 15 to 29, are a full-time high school, college or university student and will be returning to school in the fall.

Applying for Summer Company is a competitive process. Apply early as space is limited and the program reaches capacity quickly!

Deadline for 2017 applications:

General applications:  May 6, 2017
Specialist High Skills Major Co-op Students:  April 29, 2017



Summer Company 2015


Milena Simsic


Anahita Hassanpour



Sten Dragoti

  2016 participants              2015 participants

*2016 Summer Company participant portraits provided by Roxanna Hack, of Roxy Geist Photography.