Application eligibility and inquiry process is now open. Begin the process by April 1.

Overview

Are you an Ontario student with a business idea? The Summer Company program supports eligible young student entrepreneurs, aged 15 to 29, looking to launch and operate a small business during the summer.

The Summer Company program provides:

  • Business fundamentals training
  • Group and one-to-one mentorship sessions with a trained business professional
  • An opportunity for a grant of up to $3,000 to help launch your small business

For more information, review the program overview and detailed guidelines.

Funding Available

The program offers grants of up to $3,000:

  • A first payment of up to $1,500 for start-up costs
  • A second payment of up to $1,500 once the student successfully completes the program

Eligibility Requirements

The Summer Company grant and training program is available to students that have a desire to be entrepreneurs during the summer. To apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be 15 to 29 years old
  • Returning to school, university, college, trade school or an eligible academic institution in the fall
  • Starting a new business (i.e. not growing an existing business)
  • Planning to operate this new business on Ontario
  • Available to work full-time on developing and launching this new business (i.e. no part-time work or school exceeding 12 hours per week during the summer)
  • Not been a recipient of the Summer Company program in the past

Submit an Application Inquiry Early

Follow the steps below to begin the application process by April 1:

  1. Answer questions about your eligibility.
  2. If eligible, proceed to the next page and complete the Application Inquiry.
  3. Select “Enterprise Toronto” (Scarborough, North York or Toronto) as your Program Provider.

Once you have completed the above steps, City of Toronto staff will send you materials needed for your application and the application deadline. Register for an information session in order to submit a complete and competitive application. Only eligible applicants are invited to interview.

For questions, please contact staff at 416-392-6646 or summercompany@toronto.ca.


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