Summer Company

Are you a student 15 to 29 years old and want to start and operate a full-time business over the summer? Access mentorship from Vaughan’s business community, tools, services and workshops to make your goals a reality. This is your opportunity to get up to $3,000 in provincial grant funding to kick-start your business. Apply now to the Summer Company program that prepares young entrepreneurs with a pipeline of tools, skills, connections and resources required to succeed.

You could be eligible if you:

  • go to high school, college or university in Vaughan
  • live in Vaughan
  • 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

You cannot apply again if you have received a Summer Company grant in the past.

For more detailed background on the Provincial Summer Company Program, visit: and to view the detailed program guidelines.

Fill out the eligibility checklist and select Vaughan as your service provider to get started. Applications for 2024 Summer Company program are now open and close Monday, April 15, 2024. 


In partnership with local community organizations such as the Vaughan Public Libraries, Vaughan Business and Entrepreneurship Centre is co-hosting a series of Summer Company Information sessions. Through the information sessions, attendees will learn more about the program eligibility, application process, program requirements, and how to write a business plan.


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Program Alumni


View the 2023 Summer Company Directory

View the 2022 Summer Company Directory

View the 2021 Summer Company Directory

View the 2020 Summer Company Directory

View the 2019 Summer Company Directory

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