Young Entrepreneurs


Summer Company

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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!

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

How to apply

The program for 2021 is open through May 23. Here are the steps to apply:

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

For some other past businesses, take a look at the 2019 Summer Company Yearbook and 2018 Summer Company Yearbook.

To begin your application, click HERE


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Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Futurpreneur Canada delivers programs coast-to-coast through a national network of nearly 250 community partners and more than 2,800 dedicated volunteer mentors. We look at character, not collateral, when providing futurpreneurs with pre-launch coaching, business resources, low-interest financing, and industry-leading mentoring. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of volunteer mentors. To learn more visit the Futurpreneur website.


Contact Information

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