Applications Open for Summer Company Program

Ontario is now accepting applications for the Summer Company program, which helps youth start their own business and gain the skills they need to succeed.

Summer Company offers mentorship, training and awards of up to $3,000 to students aged 15 to 29. Students can apply online until May 6.

“Providing opportunities for young people to start and grow a business is crucial to accelerating Ontario’s economic growth,” Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure said.

Minister Brad Duguid
Minister Brad Duguid

Last year, 865 students launched their own companies, including Eric Dolan. Eric developed Neutun — an app that works with smart watches and wearable devices that warns the wearer when an epileptic seizure is imminent. Dolan’s innovation led to securing new business partnerships, developing a user base, and expanding into his latest wearable technology endeavour to monitor a range of chronic conditions in addition to epilepsy.