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Where can I get a summer job in Canada?

I am currently 15 years old, in high school, and I am looking for a summer job. Where would I be able to find a place that hires at 15? Most places I looked at are hiring those at a minimum age of 16. #job #high-school-classes #summer-jobs #summer-job

Thank you comment icon Try camps.Good Luck! Rachel
Thank you comment icon Any fast food place would probably hire you. Summer camps for younger children may hire teens as counselors. Grocery stores might as well Kelsi

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Lisa’s Answer

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Hi Diljot,


I can appreciate how frustrating it must be to be looking for a job and not meet the age requirements. You might need to get creative and look for non-traditional opportunities.


Many summer camps have counsellor in training programs for which prepare participants for summer jobs as camp counsellors for the following summer. They may not pay a salary, but it's a good way to secure employment for next summer. Check your local community centres to see if any such programs are offered in your area. Also, some camps need 1-1 staff for their campers with special needs. I'd suggest calling day camps in Toronto and seeing what opportunities might be available for you.


Public libraries hire students to shelve books (the position is called a "page"). This was my first job and I was 14 at the time. The shifts are short so the income isn't huge, but it's a great way to gain work experience and build your resume.


Tutoring is another idea to explore. There are neighbourhood groups on Facebook that you can join to find local parents looking for someone to work with their children. Some parents also hire "helpers" in the summer. They aren't necessarily babysitters because the parent might be present, but again, a good way to start gaining experience.


Good luck in your search!

Lisa recommends the following next steps:

Call your local community centre and day camps running in your area.
Join a neighbourhood Facebook group to connect with parents looking for tutoring or child care help.
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Simeon’s Answer

I'd recommend summer camp working for a couple of reasons. First, it gives you a fun adventures to go on during the summer. Second, you will likely receive certifications for lifeguarding and/or ropes course work that you can use outside of the summer for part time work as your schedule shifts around. Third, you have a great opportunity to get to know the other workers well as you'll be spending most of your time with one another. If you're looking to be successful, any kind of networking will be helpful for you.
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Dra. Marisol’s Answer

Hi Diljot,


Tim Hortons hires if you have permission from your parents .


Good Luck!

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