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2018 International Languages – Elementary / African Heritage Summer Program Student Employment

The Focus On Youth Toronto program will hire approximately 60 secondary students for summer employment with International Languages – Elementary/African Heritage Programs. Students will be employed as summer camp counsellors.

The International Languages - Elementary/African Heritage Summer Program runs from July 3 to July 27, 2018, with an additional two days for training in June. TDSB students can apply for summer employment through the on-line application form at the bottom of this page from March 22 to April 7.

Students hired for employment with International Languages - Elementary/African Heritage Summer Program will be subject to the documentation process expected of temporary employees of the TDSB:

  • Presentation of identification
  • Confirmation of a bank account for purposes of direct payroll deposit
  • A police reference check clearance is also required for students 18 years of age and older.


  • Must be 16 years of age or older by July 1, 2018.
  • Must be currently registered in a TDSB school or program.
  • Must enjoy working with children and have interests/talents in one of the following areas:
      Leadership Development
      Literacy and Numeracy
      Sports and Recreation
  • Speaking another language in addition to English is an asset.

Rate of Pay

Students hired will be paid $11.40 per hour plus statutory and vacation pay, subject to applicable deductions.

Application Process

Candidates selected for an interview will receive an email by April 14 stating the date, location and time of their interview. Candidates will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled interview and bring with them an updated resume and one recent reference letter.

Reference Letter

This letter could come from one of the following examples:

  • A TDSB staff person (teacher, guidance, principal)
  • A supervisor / mentor
  • A community leader

Pre-employment Training

Students will begin with pre-employment orientation on topics such as workplace health and safety, emergency first aid and recognizing and reporting on child abuse.

Key Dates 2018

Applications open for International Languages-summer student employment
TBA Applications open for International Languages-summer student employment
TBA Students selected for an interview contacted via email
TBA Successful candidates-contacted via email.
TBA Pre-employment Student Training (2 days)
TBA First day of employment
TBA Last day of employment

Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed

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