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​​Summer School Information

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Summer Employment

Ontario Summer Jobs Program

includes the Summer Job Service, Summer Company (help starting your own business), Summer Experience Programs, Ontario Rangers (see below), Ontario Government Regular Summer Hiring, and the Ontario/Quebec Summer Student Exchange Program.

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

This program is a summer work program that runs for six weeks (from early July to mid-August) and is aimed at students 16 and 17 years of age who will be returning to school in September. The program finds jobs for participants in a federal riding in another province. Ridings are paired so that students work in their second official language.

Enrichment Activities


Discover another region of Canada while learning French.



Located in Deep River, Ontario, the Deep River Science Academy provides a six-week summer program that lets high school students test-drive a scientific career in leading Canadian laboratories.and earn academic credits while they do it.


is a one-week program of Canadian studies held at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa for 14 - 17 year-old students from across Canada. During the program they learn about Canada and explore various careers.


Exchanges Canada

is a government of Canada initiative. This website provides details on over 300 exchange opportunities including two-way exchanges for Canadians between the ages of 11 and 18. Groups of 10 to 30 youth, from different regions of the country are twinned according to their age and interests.


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This one-week program brings together 600 senior students, aged 15 - 19 from across Canada to Ottawa to learn first hand about our country and its leaders, about the machinery of government, how it works, and what it means to be Canadian.



Katimavik offers young Canadians an exciting experience that incorporates learning and volunteer involvement. It is Canada's leading national youth volunteer-service program.


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Each semester, 28 students are selected to study at the Ontario Science Centre. Selection is based on the student's written application, academic record, the recommendations of two teachers, and an interview. Students choose three of the following credits to take: Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U and Physic SPH4U, Advanced Functions MHF4U (semester 1 only), or MCV4U (semester 2 only).



Using the wilderness as the classroom, Outward Bound seeks to develop self confidence, care and respect for others, responsibility to community and concern for the environment. Both summer and full semester programs are available to students who can gain Ontario Secondary School credits.

Queen's University Department Of Enrichment Studies

Offers a number of programs to above average and gifted students from garde 6-12. Check out the following programs: EMC (Residence and Commuter), SEEDS, Grade 6 day and SEEQ.


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Shad Valley is a summer learning and employment opportunity designed for top students in senior high school. The month of July is spent at one of 11 leading host universities across Canada in a four week academic program comprised of stimulating and varied lectures, workshops, and group projects. Many participants also pursue a five-week work experience with a Shad partner company, testing their minds and skills on intriguing real world challenges.

Canada World Youth is an international exchange program where young people learn through leadership. This program offers a variety of programs for youth 15-24.


University of Toronto Youth Summer Programs

 High school students can study at Univeristy of Toronto's St. George campus and explore the areas of Law or Medicine.


 Study Abroad And Exchange Programs

  • AFS Canada offers student exchange programs (one year, a semester or during the summer) for young Canadians aged between 15 and 18 years of age.

  • ASSE is an international student exchange offering full school year, 3 month, and summer programs.

  • Blyth International Academy Courses available for one semester, a full year or during the summer.

  • Canadian College Italy - Ontario curriculum credits are offered during summer or full semester programs while students travel to a variety of locations.
  • CEEF:The Canadian Education Exchange Foundation offers 3-month international exchanges as well as summer programs to France, Switzerland or Spain.

  • EF Canada Education First offers language learning programs, academic and university preparation programs and cultural exchange programs available for students 14-18 and above.

  • Georgia Hardy Tours - Offers a variety of summer school courses throughout the world.

  • Global Journeys offers Ontario curriculum credits while travelling to destinations throughout the world.

  • Mei International Ontario curriculum credits are offered during summer or full semester programs while students travel to a variety of locations.

  • Verge Magazine

This is a Canadian publication that explores opportunities for young Canadians to work, study and volunteer abroad.