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Students can apply to the Summer Company program before April 17


Are you a student, 15 to 29 years old, and want to start and operate a full-time business over the summer? Now’s your chance! In association with the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, the City of Vaughan’s Summer Company program prepares young entrepreneurs with the resources, tools, skills and connections required to succeed in their business ventures.


This annual program provides students with mentorship from Vaughan’s business community and access to business advisory services and workshops to help them develop important skills. Participants also have an opportunity to receive up to $3,000 in provincial grant funding to start their businesses. 


You are invited to apply at or directly through the Province of Ontario application portal before Monday, April 17, and will receive support from the Vaughan Business and Entrepreneurship Centre to develop a business plan and budget.


For the third year, training and mentorship for the program will be provided through Niagara University. Participating students will gain access to university-level business training in marketing, business modelling, operations and finance and receive a certificate of completion from Niagara University. This partnership enhances the program by providing participating students with university-level educational opportunities, unique experiential learning and career-focused skills development.


Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 230 Vaughan students have been supported. Learn more at


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