thecanadiansummerjobdirectory1As the first and only resource of its kind in Canada, our goal is to help Canadian students and other young workers find summer employment faster! Whether it assists you in locating and applying for advertised positions, or by giving you the tools to tap into the hidden job market (where up to 80% of available work is found), this online section is an invaluable resource for you. We have filled this section with listings of actual employers who hire for the summer, as well as government programs that focus on summer employment.

Many young job seekers are familiar with popular employers that regularly hire for the summer – including amusement parks such as Canada’s Wonderland in Ontario and the Pacific National Exhibition in B.C. Are you also aware that there are many smaller employers that hire students for the summer each year? The Nova Scotia Sea School in Halifax and Sunwest Screen Graphics in Winnipeg are examples of those.



This section profiles federal government employment initiatives for the summer, along with employers that have locations across the country and usually hire summer staff.

The Government of Canada created the Youth Employment Strategy to help young Canadians (aged 15 to 30) obtain career information, develop skills, find good jobs and stay employed. One of the largest programs the federal government offers is the Summer Work Experience Program.

To help young Canadians develop work skills and on-the-job experience, the Department of Canadian Heritage created Young Canada Works (YCW).



Profiles of regional employers, along with major provincial government programs for summer employment, are covered in this section. Programs and opportunities are organized alphabetically by province and territory. While almost all researched employers that hire for the summer were included in this online resource, there is one exception – firms that only hire one or two candidates each year.

In our opinion, it is better for this directory to set our sights on summer employers that hire in larger numbers each year. We encourage you to also investigate smaller local employers who may have limited numbers of summer positions available. Small and medium-sized businesses account for 85% of all employment in Canada!



Click on the links below, either by province or territory, or the full index to view profiles of summer job opportunities across the country.


Provincial & Territorial Regions


National Programs
Regional Programs & Opportunities
British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Ontario (A-M)
Ontario (N-Z)
Prince Edward Island


Summer Jobs Index

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