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Northern Ontario Summer Studentship Program (SSP)

NOSM’s Summer Studentship Program (SSP) has been established by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to allow a limited number of regulated health-care students an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in their field of study.

This ministry-funded program provides priority funding to agencies for students who were born and/or raised in one or more of our Northern Ontario communities shown on this map of Northern Ontario.

Previously vetted hospitals and clinics in Northern Ontario typically offer summer employment between May and August. Review the current year Agency Employment List below to select your Employer of Choice.

All employment-related matters such as the selection of candidates, the job duties, the rate of pay, and the duration of the employment contract is determined by the employing agency. Successful job applicants can expect more details about the job from the employing agency.

SSP Student Testimonials

Student Application Procedures

2019 Student Applications –  February 1, 2019 – February 15, 2019 (midnight).

Please refer to the 2019 Summer Studentship FAQ’s prior to starting your application.

View Agency Listings here: 2019 SSP Agency Employment Listing

2019 Summer Studentship Application – Now Open

Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Obtain Letter of Good Standing, transcript or other from your academic institution
  2. Complete Resume (using the 2019 Mandatory Resume Template)
  3. Complete the 2019 SSP Application (Letter of Good Standing and Resume will be uploaded during this application process.)

NOSM will only accept your first application as submitted. Incomplete applications will be not be accepted. The program will not accept any applications after the stated cut off dates. Good Luck!

Student Travel Claims

Submit the following documentation to not later than three months following your travel end date.

One payroll stub showing proof of employment
Blank Travel Claim Form (please contact us for latest version)
Direct Deposit Form (please contact us for latest version)

Agency Applications

2020 Agency Applications will be open – November 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020.

Late applications or changes will not be accepted by the program.
It is the Agency’s responsibility to submit by the due dates listed above.

More information will be posted in the next few weeks, please stay tuned!

Agency Reporting

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Reporting is open as of September 1, 2019

Agency Surveys (one for each student) must be submitted by December 1, 2019 (midnight).

Invoice and Supporting Wage Data must be submitted by December 1, 2019 (midnight).  Please submit directly to

Summer Studentship Coordinator