If you’re a student between the ages of 15 and 29 and you’ve always dreamed of being your own boss for the summer,

then Summer Company may be for you!

Summer Company is a youth entrepreneurship program from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The program is administered by the Small Business Enterprise Centre, and is available to students between the ages of 15 and 29 who are returning to school in the fall. In May 2008, the Small Business Enterprise Centre launched Summer Company and we have been running the program ever since!

Students accepted into the Summer Company program receive:


Hands-on business training


Up to $3,000 in grant financing


Business mentoring and support to aid in their current and future endeavors


The pride and experience of being their own boss

Where Do I Start?

Read more about the Summer Company program and find out if you’re eligible by clicking the button below and filling out an eligibility form. Once you’ve completed the form, someone from our office will be in touch to start the application process!

Our 2017 Summer Company participants have graduated!
Scroll down to read more about our graduates and their businesses, and visit www.ontario.ca/summercompany for more information about the program. 


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