Summer Company

Are you a student looking to start a summer business? The Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre is a provider of the Government of Ontario’s Summer Company Program. This is a great chance to develop your entrepreneurial skills and make money at the same time. If you are between 15 and 29 years of age and going back to school in the fall you can be eligible to receive hands-on mentoring AND up to $3,000 towards your business!

Summer Company Applications are now OPEN, please apply by May 15, 2023.

How to apply

Here are the steps to apply:

To check if you're eligible and apply, click HERE

Who is eligible

You could be eligible, if you:

  • go to high school, college or university
  • live in Ontario
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • are between 15-29 years old (if under 18: a parent or guardian must sign the agreement for the applicant)
  • are not already running a business
  • are not working at another job or going to school for more than 12 hours a week during the program
  • are returning to school after the program ends

Check out two students from the 2020 Summer Company Program: Mackenzie Deamude (Mackenzie Blaze) and Andrew Pauls (Ruby Residential Services)

Curious about what kinds of businesses Summer Company has helped students start? Take a look at the 2019 Summer Company Yearbook and 2020 Summer Company Yearbook.

Contact Information

Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Business Development Division
City of Niagara Falls
4343 Morrison Street
Telephone: 905-356-7521 extension 5130