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Summer Students Program

Halton Region runs a Summer Students Program that provides job opportunities to eligible students. Learn more about how to apply for a summer job.

Summer Students Program

May to August 2021

One awesome summer gig. Four months of hands-on experience. Countless doors opened.

Each summer, Halton Region offers paid work opportunities to eligible post-secondary students. As part of our team, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience in your field and develop skills that can help you achieve your future career goals.


  • Our Summer Student program lets you explore your career options! At Halton, you’ll discover what it’s like to work in your field of interest.
  • You’ll experience hands-on training and gain valuable work experience for your resume.
  • A position at Halton will expand your knowledge and skills while helping you build the skill set you need for an amazing career.

Application process

  • Job opportunities for positions will be posted from December 14, 2020 to January 6, 2021.
  • If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an email suggesting dates and times. Interviews will take place from February 15 to March 5, 2021.
  • The employment period runs from May 3 to September 3, 2021.

Please note: Only candidates considered for a position will be contacted for an interview. Due to the high volume of applications we receive for these positions, we are unable to provide status updates for applications.

Eligibility criteria

  • Currently enrolled in full-time studies as part of a post-secondary program.
  • Returning to full-time studies in September 2021.
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada as a student.

Fields of employment

Opportunities vary depending on the needs of each department. For the 2021 term, Halton posted positions in the following areas:

Chief Administrative Officer’s (CAO’s) Office

  • Strategic Policy & Government Relations

Finance Department

  • Financial Services and Payroll
  • Supply Chain Management

Health Department

  • Health Protection
  • Paramedic Services (logistics)

Legislative & Planning Services Department

  • Economic Development
  • Planning Services
  • Human Resource Services

Public Works Department

  • Engineering and Construction
  • Waste Management and Road Operations
  • Water and Wastewater System Services
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Infrastructure Planning & Policy

Strategic Transformation Group

  • Information Technology
  • Energy, Fleet & Facilities 
  • Communications & Customer Service

Social & Community Services Department

  • Children’s Services
  • Housing Services
  • Employment & Social Services

Summer student video