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. In 2014, over 1,500 employers participated in creating over 4,600 rural summer jobs. 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 eligible summer employee.
Reminders for 2015
Application - Consists of three pages including an updated employer declaration. To ensure acceptance into the program, please make sure that all fields are completed in full.
April 1, 2015: First day of eligibility for subsidized
employment for student positions
There are two options for applying to the program:
Please use only one method to submit your application
Note: Student Eligibility Checklists and Claim Forms will be posted by the end of May 2015
Applicants may expect to receive confirmation stating the number of approved positions by May 30, 2015. All eligible rural employers who have submitted a completed application form will be awarded at least one position. A representative of the 2015 RSJS will contact all employers who have submitted an ineligible application form by telephone, email, fax or mail.
For the RSJS call 1-877-424-1300 or fax at 519-826-3170 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For other summer employment programs click on the Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy, or contact the Employment Ontario hotline at 1-800-387-5656.
Rural Summer Jobs Service
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300