Summer Earnings

The following Business Plans reflect a financial range from the minimum acceptable performance to more aggressive plans for your student run summer business:

It is a painting business but it is NOT the successful applicant’s job to paint. The successful applicants’ responsibility is to run a business. Student Works provides all the training, support, systems and marketing materials to ensure the success of each successful applicant.

As a testament to our success and theirs, many people return for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even 6th summers of running a Student Works business.

Financial Notes:

  1. Cost of Goods Sold: labour, paint & materials, royalty, administration fee.
  2. Net Profits based on actual results from past years.
  3. Student Works provides each student with a line of credit to finance equipment & paint purchases at the beginning of the production season.
  4. A Owner / Operator’s current vehicle with roof racks is usually adequate transportation. Some people prefer to purchase a van or truck to be re-sold at season’s end.
  5. Royalties are charged at a declining rate throughout the summer. Details will be provided in your interview.

Process Driven

Studentworks have developed a series of processes which combine to form a system and a support structure to enable you to succeed – that’s OUR commitment to YOUR business

Your Commitment

Studentworks can tell you what you will have to do to make your business successful – YOUR Commitment to YOUR Success

Success Feedback

Studentworks has feedback from others like you, who are successful

Ultimate Business Experience

Student Works is in the business of developing leaders. 1000s of motivated students have taken up the challenge of a summer under the Student Works umbrella.

Summer Earnings

Actual Business Plans reflecting a financial range from acceptable performance to more aggressive plans for Your student run summer business.

Business Questions

Learn from the thousands that have gone before you. Like you, they were university students with the desire to stand above the crowd and to lay the foundations for their future.

Profiles of Success

StudentWorks Alumni are extremely successful, involved in exciting opportunities around the globe, in roles of leadership, earning income levels above peers; at younger ages than most.

Starting Your Own Business is a Stroke of Genius

Be A Business Leader

Student Works is in the business of creating leaders by recruiting, training and coaching the best students across Canada

Student Works Painting has created many successful Canadian business leaders while providing summer employment for students

Previous Operators Speak

Profitable Rewarding Experience

reflection of both one’s perseverance, conscientiousness and hard work


I’m Not In This By Myself

Went to the first payroll event and talked with other rookies and realized, we’re all going through the same thing, I’m not in this by myself. Suggests to go to the payroll events and make friends with other operators.

Adam, Vancouver

Get Most Out Of Experience

take each mistake and each success as a learning experience

Allie, 4 Year Kamloops