Let the summer job hunt begin

The hunt for summer jobs is soon to begin. Once school is out, hundreds of students will be giving out resumes, applying online, and exploring every possible resource to find a job. To secure summer employment, job hopefuls should consult local Scarborough employment agencies.

The following three summer employment programs are offered for students. Not only do they help find employment for students, but they also provide assistance throughout the entire job search process.


Location: 505 Consumers Rd. #102
Phone: (416) 491-7000
Website: ayce.on.ca

  • Program offered to students age 15–30
  • Contracts run from April 1 t o Sept. 30
  • Subsidies provided for employers
  • Jobs previously offered in movie theatres, lifeguarding, and camps
  • Help provided for resume writing, interview skills, and job preparations
  • Applications are accepted throughout summer, but jobs tend to be limited near the end of July

Tropicana Community Services

Location: 300 Borough Dr.
Phone: (416) 296-7154
Website: tropicanacommunity.org

  • Program offered to students age 15–18
  • 16- week job placements available
  • Free employment training provided
  • Post-employment support given (debrief of summer experience)
  • Students are paid through t he agency
  • Job contracts are for July and August
  • Jobs previously offered in labour market sectors, retail, and summer camps

Scarborough Town YMCA Employment Centre

Location: 230 Town Centre Ct.
Phone: (416) 296-9907 ext. 456
Website: ymcagta.org

  • Program offered to students age 15–30
  • Full-time summer jobs offered
  • Part-time jobs for students in school
  • Student must be returning back to school
  • Directly apply to employer of interest
  • Drop by the YMCA centre and register (you need a work permit, SIN card, photo ID)
  • Job openings will be posted weekly
  • Jobs previously offered in customer service, parks and recreation and camp counsellors
  • Subsidized employment (employers receive $2 an hour for every hour the student works)
  • Jobs are for 16 weeks maximum
  • Keep a look out for job fairs t hat are held every month. Recruiters may hire on the spot.

About this article

By: Rebecca Raveendran
Posted: Apr 30 2012 1:53 am
Filed under: Community