Students: Apply Now For Available Summer Jobs in Ontario, Canada!

Students can start to apply now for summer jobs in Ontario, Canada, via the Employment Ontario’s Summer Jobs website, where students can:

FREE Summer Jobs Service is provided to students seeking summer employment as follows:

  • Summer Jobs Service is a free job search and self-marketing service that helps students find summer jobs.
  • Job placements can begin as early as April 1. Application activity is ongoing.
  • Students aged 15 to 30 who plan to return to school this fall are eligible.
  • Self-marketing and job search services are available through 100 Employment Ontario service provider sites across the province.

Please click here to get useful downloadable resources for employers, students, schools and community agencies.

Ontario Summer Jobs Programs for 2012 include these various job opportunities:

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Congrats to Canadians: Winning the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards

The following two Canadian companies received awards at the annual Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards presentation held February 11, 2012:

Congrats to Canadians in Ontario for Winning the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards!
Congrats to Canadians in Ontario for Winning the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards!
  • Andrew Clinton and Mark Elendt of Toronto-based Side Effects Software won the Technical Achievement Award for their software that improves rendering of digital special effects such as smoke and clouds.
    • It’s the third Academy Award for Side Effects Software, whose Houdini 3D software is used by leading film studios from Hollywood to Bollywood, including Dreamworks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Digital Domain, Disney Feature Animation and Double Negative.
    • Houdini has been used in over 400 feature films to date, including:
      • the Spiderman and Harry Potter series
      • as well The Matrix and Lord of the Rings trilogies
      • nine of the last 11 films to win the Academy Award for best visual effects have used Houdini to do it.
    • The Ontario-made software has been used in a number of recent blockbusters, including:
      • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
      • and Puss in Boots.

This video shows PV Labs (in Hamilton Ontario, Canada) which is the winner of an Academy Award in 2012 for Best Engineering Achievement:

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New Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Depends on Approval of ATTRACTING INVESTMENT AND CREATING JOBS ACT

This is a video showing Premier Dalton McGuinty in London on November 28, 2011, at Digital Extremes — a video game developer — to announce that the government will be bringing forward legislation to create a new and permanent Southwestern Ontario Development Fund:

New Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Depends on Approval of ATTRACTING INVESTMENT AND CREATING JOBS ACT. Above, Map of Ontario Regions.
New Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Depends on Approval of ATTRACTING INVESTMENT AND CREATING JOBS ACT. Above, Map of Ontario Regions.

Thanks to the successful Eastern Ontario Development Fund, Canadians in Ontario gained the following economic benefits:

  •  over 11,700 jobs were created and protected
  •  leveraged over $485 million in investment across Eastern Ontario

Now, Ontario is attempting this economic balancing act: in order to create the new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund as well as make both the Eastern Ontario Development Fund and the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund permanent, the Attracting Investment and Creating Jobs Act must be approved and passed.

The new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund would be modelled on the Eastern Ontario Development Fund,

In the coming months, the province will meet with local business leaders across the region to:

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