100,000 Students Get Help Looking For Summer Jobs



    McGuinty Government Boosts Popular Program For Youth

    TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    More than 100,000 students will find work this summer through Ontario's
student summer jobs programs.
    The 2009 Ontario Budget increased funding for the summer program by over
57 per cent or $32 million in 2009, to help more students find summer work in
their communities.
    Students can apply for a variety of government jobs or for funding to
start their own business. Wage subsidies will allow private and not-for-profit
corporations to hire more summer students.

    QUOTES

    "In challenging economic times, Ontario is helping more students find the
jobs they need to fund their education and develop important workplace
skills."
    - John Milloy
(http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/biography/tcu_minister.html), Minister
of Training, Colleges and Universities.

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   This increase in funding will result in 27,000 more students
        benefiting from the Ontario Summer Jobs program this year. Ontario
        Summer Jobs programs receive some support from the federal
        government.

    -   Employers may be eligible for a $2-per-hour wage subsidy through the
        Ontario Summer Jobs Service program.

    -   The age range for students eligible for an Ontario Summer Job is 15
        to 30 years, depending on the program.

    LEARN MORE

    Call Employment Ontario at 1-800-387-5656 or visit
www.ontario.ca/summerjobs to find out more about summer job opportunities.

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    ONTARIO MINISTRIES READY TO HIRE, HELP SUMMER STUDENTS
    

    Ontario will help 100,000 students find summer jobs this year through a
number of government programs. Check out http://ontario.ca/summerjobs to find
out more about:

    SUMMER COMPANY

    Students have an opportunity to get government funding to run their own
summer business and get help from mentors and coaches.

    SUMMER EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

    Various six-to-eight week opportunities are available in communities
across Ontario, working for the Ontario government.

    ONTARIO GOVERNMENT REGULAR SUMMER STUDENT HIRING

    Ontario government ministries and agencies have a variety of jobs for
students, ranging from six to 16 weeks' duration.

    ONTARIO RANGER/ONTARIO STEWARDSHIP RANGER

    The Ministry of Natural Resources hires students, born in 1992, to work
for eight weeks out of remote camp locations on outdoors jobs such as hiking
trails maintenance and biodiversity projects.

    SUMMER JOBS FOR YOUTH

    Youth in high-needs neighbourhoods can apply for job training, paid job
placements and support after the job ends. Opportunities are available to work
with local police.

    SUMMER JOBS SERVICE

    This free job search and self-marketing service helps students find
summer jobs, and helps employers find students. A $2-per-hour wage subsidy is
available to private and not-for-profit sector employers.

    Look for summer jobs in rural Ontario through the Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
(http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/rsj/rjs_index.htm). The Ministry of
Northern Development and Mines
(http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/nordev/summer_jobs_e.asp) has jobs for students in
northern Ontario.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Annette Phillips, Minister's Office, (416)
326-5748; Tanya Blazina, Communications Branch, (416) 325-2746; Public
Inquiries: (416) 325-2929 or 1-800-387-5514, TTY: 1-800-263-2892

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