2021 Summer Experience Program (SEP)

The Summer Experience Program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and First Nation communities to create career-related summer employment opportunities for students.

The summer employment positions must focus on activities supporting key sectors within the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and the Citizenship and Immigration Division of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

SEP employment opportunities must offer training, work experience and skills transferable to the general workforce and to future careers. The positions must focus on activities that support the key sectors of citizenship and immigration, tourism, culture, heritage and sport and recreation.

Please review the Summer Experience Program Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for information on the various Ministry priorities, to assess your organization’s eligibility and to familiarize yourself with the specific program criteria for hiring a summer student. 

All applications must be submitted online, in either English or French through Transfer Payment Ontario.

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Summer Experience Program is Wednesday January 20 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Please do not hesitate to contact me Caroline Loiselle, Regional Advisor by phone 705-494-0139 or e-mail caroline.loiselle@ontairo.ca if you have any questions or require clarification.

Technical support related to the Transfer Payment Ontario please contact Transfer Payment Ontario (TPON) Client Care:

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