2015 Rural Summer Jobs Service

The goal of the Rural Summer Jobs Service (RSJS) is to encourage Rural Employers to create summer jobs that enhance the life skills and work experience of students in Ontario.

The Rural Summer Jobs Service helped over 1,500 employers create over 4,600 rural summer jobs in 2014. The RSJS is part of the Ontario Government's Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy to assist students across Ontario.

What does the Rural Summer Jobs Service offer?

The Government of Ontario provides a $2/hour hiring incentive to eligible, rural employers who can create summer jobs for rural students between the ages of 15 and 30.

The program offers an opportunity for employers to hire a student and receive reimbursement for the time worked between April 1st and September 30th.

Rural employers may receive the hiring incentive for up to 560 hours per summer employee.

How do I apply in 2015?

Application forms for 2015 Rural Summer Jobs Service will be available the first week of March, 2015.

Rural Summer Jobs Service
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West, 4th Floor NW
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2
Fax: (519) 826-3170
Email: rsjs.omafra@ontario.ca

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Manager, Program Operations Unit, Rural Programs Branch/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 13 February 2013
Last Reviewed: 25 February 2015