STUDENTS

 

BE INSPIRED.

BE INNOVATIVE.

BECOME AN ACHIEVER.

Have an amazing idea for a start-up? Interested in the world of business? Looking for new skills to help you get a job after high school? Join the JA Company Program - a free, after-school program that helps high school students start and run a real business.

 

With the help of a student group and volunteer mentors, you will create, manage, and liquidate a real business in 18 weeks. You will develop a product or service that will positively impact your community​ - learning key leadership skills, identifying business opportunities, setting goals and much more.

Any student across Central Ontario from Grades 9-12 can register. Please note, although there is no application process, places are first-come, first-served - so we encourage students to register early to get their preferred location.

Programs begin the first week in November and run for 18 weeks. In 2021/2022, there will be two Company Program models offered – virtual and hybrid. Learn more about the virtual and hybrid models here. 

"Junior Achievement has allowed me to find my career and given me opportunities to pursue it. Although you are an entrepreneur, you don’t necessarily have to be going into business. I myself will be doing Mechatronics engineering."

Parth Sareen, JA Achiever

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WHY JOIN?

In Company Program you will not only learn how to run a business, but will also meet new friends, connect with mentors, network with professionals and gain the skills and experience to help land your first job in the career you want to pursue.

In 2021/2022, the program will be offered in two models - virtual and hybrid. In the virtual model, students will meet their team online for the full year and no in-person meetings will be required. In the hybrid model, students may transition to in-person meetings if health guidelines allow. Students in the hybrid format must be prepared to start the year virtually.

Learn more about the

virtual and hybrid models here. 

The program runs for 18 weeks from November to April and breaks for holidays in December and exams in January.

Students meet with their teams online each week for 2-3 hours in the evening. There will also be working time and mentor calls throughout the week. 

We ask that students commit to attending at least 80% of the program meetings. If you are unable to do so without an excused absence, you may be asked to leave the program.

WHY JOIN?

In Company Program you will not only learn how to run a business, but will also meet new friends, connect with mentors, network with professionals and gain skills and experience to help you land your first job in the career you decide to pursue.

COMMITMENT

 
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Company Program is open to all high school students - no application process is required!

Thanks to JA’s generous partners Company Program is offered at no cost to students.

Discover additional Company Program benefits by click on the links below.

BENEFITS

HOW TO REGISTER

 
 
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  1. Click on the Blue Register button

  2. Select a virtual or hybrid program

  3. Enter your personal information

  4. You're done! Now wait for your advisors to contact you before your first virtual meeting in November with additional details

Things to Note:

  • Registration opens in September on a first-come, first-served basis.