Summer Company – Regional Business Summer Company – Regional Business

Summer Company

Go beyond your typical summer job and turn your hard work and talent into a business! Students between the ages of 15 to 29 who are returning to school in September have the opportunity to receive a grant of up to $3000 to develop and run their very own business this summer. Successful applicants to the Summer Company Program are paired with a Regional Business Centre mentor and receive one-on-one business training, support, and advice.


You could be eligible, if you:

  • go to high school, college or university
  • live in Ontario
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • are between 15-29 years old (if under 18: a parent needs to sign the application)
  • are not already running a business
  • are not working at another job or going to school for more than 12 hours a week during the program
  • are returning to school after the program ends

You cannot apply again, if you have received a Summer Company grant in the past.


Maximum grant: $3,000

Successful Summer Company applicants get:

  • up to $1,500 up front to help with start-up costs
  • up to $1,500 when you successfully complete the program requirements


Applications for Summer Company 2024 are now open.

Start date: June 1 (Post-Secondary Students) or July 6 (High School Students)

End date: Labour Day

You must be prepared to commit:

  • an average of 35 hours per week
  • a minimum of 8 weeks in a row for high school students
  • a minimum of 12 weeks in a row for post-secondary students

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