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  • February 11, 2011

Helping Students Find Summer Jobs

Mauro and Gravelle Announce: Ontario Government is Supporting Students in Northwestern Ontario

February 11, 2011

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.

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.

Summer Jobs is part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan to help every student succeed and build a knowledge-based economy for the future.


"Helping students find summer jobs strengthens our local communities and workforce and provides young people with much-needed experience.”

-- Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“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.”

-- Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North

"We’re helping students find summer jobs so they can continue their studies and gain the skills needed to succeed."

-- John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities


  • Summer Jobs Service is open to students aged 15 to 30 years who are planning to return to school this fall.
  • Last summer, the government helped more than 127,000 Ontario students find jobs.


For more information, contact:

Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan

(807) 623-9237

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