Are you enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution as a full-time student but thought about launching your own business?

Each summer, in partnership with the Ontario Government, YSBEC administers its Summer Company program, which is designed to foster and develop the entrepreneurial spirit in students between the ages of 15 to 29 , and who are registered to return to school full-time in September 2019. In place of a summer job, students have the opportunity to be their own boss. All that’s required is a good idea, commitment and hard work. In return, students receive:

  • Hands-on training and skills development
  • Coaching and guidance
  • Mentorship to help develop and launch a business over the summer
  • Opportunity to receive financial support of up to $3,000

To start the application process, check to see if you’re eligible to qualify for the Summer Company program.

This dynamic program allows you to take your startup business idea and turn it into reality. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and run your own company? The YSBEC Summer Company program is a terrific way to find out. Read about the many exciting ventures launched by young entrepreneurs across Ontario through the Summer Company Program in the Summer Company Yearbook.

The deadline to apply is May 19, 2019 or earlier if the program reaches capacity, so apply today!

For more information, please contact:

Pauline Nagelmakers
YSBEC Small Business Assistant
Phone: 877.464.9675 ext. 71572

Meet our 2018 Summer Company Students

Lawrence Beal

Lake St. John Aviation Detailing

Lake St. John Aviation Detailing provides aircraft washing and detailing for the interior and exterior.

Danika Bertrand

Oh so wild

Hi! I am Danika Bertrand, a third year Commerce student at Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business with a passion for creativity and founder of Oh so wild.  My mission is simple; to create unique wood and leather laser engraved iPhone cases. All of the designs are drawn by me and inspired by something that has personally touched me through my life journey. I hope these cases bring inspiration to each and everyone of my customers lives! – xo

Kieran Charnock

Charnock Custom Builts

Charnock Custom Built is a construction company that offers quality work done right. We build anything from custom furniture and cabinets, to renovations including kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and exterior projects.

Daniel Gannage


Webufacture is a website development business that seeks to help other businesses establish themselves online at an affordable cost. Webufacture’s custom websites can be built quickly and beautifully. Webufacture can help you with a wide range of needs, like a point-of-sales system with buy-buttons and a checkout; or if you simply need a landing page with contact info. We also offer google ads, security certificates, and other features.

Sobhan Kashani


In LuxxTrendz we offer high quality accessories. We specialize in beaded bracelets, handcrafted out of natural stones and customizable to give each person a unique bracelet that looks like no other.

Christopher Komljanic

Chris' Lawn Action

Chris’ Lawn Action specializes in professional home and lawn services for people who care about how their home looks. Chris knows the importance of a properly kept lawn as he has played baseball on some of the best fields in North America. Getting it just right looks pleasing to the eye and improves the value of a home’s curb appeal. It gives him pride to care for details that are easily overlooked such as edging and blowing the grass cuttings. He is also working on developing lawn art to adorn the lawns that he services.

Carter McCullough

McCullough Music Studio

McCullough Music Studio is a small studio that teaches students in the summer. We teach piano, bass guitar, and drums. We are perfect for younger students looking to continue in the summer.

Brianne Morehouse


While you’re busy at work, your best friend sits at home and awaits your arrival. THEY CAN’T WAIT TO GET OUTSIDE!

At CanineCare+, we understand that you are a hard-working individual and simply do not have the time to take your dog for a walk everyday. That’s where we come in! If you are away for a weekend or just too busy with work and life let us come give your dog the one-on-one attention it needs. CanineCare+ is here to provide the best walk for your dog. We are motivated to keep each dog happy and healthy!

Isabella Pascoe

Bella's Backyard Swimming School

Bella’s Backyard Swim School strives to provide one-on-one swimming lessons for your children, so they can become safe and strong swimmers! We are located locally in Newmarket and hope to provide a safe and fun experience for your child!

Samantha Reid

Bang Bang Lash Extensions

Bang Bang Lash Extension is a mobile eyelash service that allows teens and adults to enhance their eyelashes – whether it’s single or strip applications – from the comfort of your home.

Alexander Railton

Alex's Swim Academy

Alex’s Swim Academy is a backyard swimming school located in Aurora. I offer private and semi-private lessons from age 2 to adulthood. Our facility is a large salt water pool heated to 86 degrees. I attend Western University and I am presently studying science. I am passionate about about teaching and making the environment fun when learning how to swim. I also offer lifeguard services for private parties.

Lachlan Sutherland

Ratio Motorsports

Hello! I’m Lachlan Sutherland, the founder of Ratio Motorsports (RatioM). At RatioM I develop, manufacture, and sell performance automotive modifications. Currently working on a multi-function shift-light designed to enhance the car-driver communication by use of visual display within the drivers line of sight. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, RatioM revolutionizes the shift-light industry.

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