Government of Ontario - Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Grants of up to $3,000 to Ontario, Canada students, ages 15-29, for business coaching and mentoring to start-up and run a summer business in Ontario. Applicants must contact a program provider. April 30 is the deadline for some program providers and some co-op students with special skills.
Eligible applicants are Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are Ontario residents currently in school and returning to school in the fall.
Almost any type of business is eligible, as long as it:
• Is a sole proprietorship or a corporation where the applicant will be the majority shareholder
• Is an independent business venture
• Is a new business, not previously registered or operated on an on-going basis
• Fits the Canada Revenue Agency definition of being self-employed (www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4110/)
• Operates at arm’s length from family business ventures
• Operates in Ontario
• Operates full-time as defined in the business plan
• Follows government rules and regulations for operating a business
NOTE: Online businesses are acceptable, but there must be face-to-face opportunities to market and sell your product.
GrantWatch ID#: 154173
Up to $3,000.
You may decide to continue your business while in school; however, for Summer Company administration purposes, businesses end before Labor Day.
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