Organization: Various Ministries
Division: Various Divisions and Branches
City: Bracebridge, Chatsworth, Codrington, Dorion, Englehart, Harwood, Lindsay, North Bay, Owen Sound, Peterborough, Picton, Port Dover, Redbridge, Rosslyn, Sault Ste Marie, Sharbot Lake, South Porcupine, Sudbury, Sutton West, Tehkummah, Thunder Bay, Vittoria, Wheatley, Whitney
Job Term: 90 Temporary positions ranging from 7 – 18 weeks between May and September
Job Code: Student 1 – Student Level 1, Student 2 – Student Level 2
Salary: $15.50 – $16.35 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Understanding the job ad – definitions
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 197673
Closing Date: Friday, April 28, 2023 11:59 pm EDT

Are you a student looking for an opportunity to build your career over the summer? Are you passionate about making a difference?

Submit an application today for these summer employment opportunities:
Assistant Fish Culture Technician
• Assistant Fisheries Technician
• Fish & Wildlife Assistant
• Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist

Note: When submitting an application for this posting, please indicate on the application form which job type(s) you are applying to. You may select any or all of the job types you are interested in.

Information to assist you with the application process is available on the Summer Employment Opportunities website. Within your application, you will have the opportunity to identify the skills, work preferences and qualifications you have that make you a suitable candidate for this position.This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and at various locations across Ontario. Certain cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario and may not be accessible by public transit. Carefully review locations through Google Maps and select ONLY those locations that you are able to travel to and work in. You can select up to 10 locations.


  • Relocation expenses and/or accommodations are not covered by ministries.
  • The number of positions to be filled is approximate and subject to change.
  • Please use your legal name when applying to the job ad.

All applications must be submitted through the Ontario Public Service Careers website by clicking the Apply Online button on the job ad. Applications submitted through third party websites will not be accepted.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?Click to view the work description for these job types:

  • Assistant Fish Culture Technician
    • Assistant Fisheries Technician
    • Fish & Wildlife Assistant
    • Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist

How do I qualify? MandatoryYou must meet all eligibility criteria by the first day of employment (contracts begin between May and July):

Student Status: You must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) OR you must have graduated within the past six months (for example, if you graduated in December, you can apply for and start a summer student position up until June of the following year).

Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.

Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.

Work Status: You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Application: Applications are only accepted online by clicking the “Apply Online” button. Your application should describe how you meet the knowledge and skill requirements outlined on this job ad.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements
When preparing your application and resume, be sure to view the knowledge and skill requirements for the job type(s) you are applying to:

  • Assistant Fish Culture Technician
    • Assistant Fisheries Technician
    • Fish & Wildlife Assistant
    • Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist

 Other Summer OpportunitiesWe offer a variety of job types in diverse career fields. See what other summer opportunities are currently available!

Also, check out all the other student and new professional opportunities offered within the Ontario Public Service.

Please note – all Student Fish and Wild Life jobs are English speaking positions. Email if you require this job ad in French
Veuillez noter que tous les emplois pour étudiants dans la pêche et la vie sauvage sont des postes anglophones. Envoyez un courriel à si vous avez besoin de cette offre d’emploi en français.

Additional Information: Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Understanding the job ad – definitions Schedule: N/A, N/A 

Category: Fish and Wildlife 

Posted on: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 


  • Some positions advertised on this job ad are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and successful candidates will be required to pay monthly union dues, which are automatically deducted from your pay.

    Other positions advertised on this job ad may be excluded from the OPSEU Collective Agreement (i.e. not represented by OPSEU), depending on the business area within the Ministry in which the work is performed. You will be advised during the recruitment process by the hiring manager of the business area.

    You will receive a confirmation splash page verifying receipt of your application when it has been successfully received. You will only receive an email confirmation if you have entered your email address in the application. If you do not receive a confirmation splash page, it is likely that your application was not successfully received and it is recommended that you resubmit your application. If that still does not result in a confirmation, please contact during the posting period. We cannot provide assistance with submitting your application after the job ad deadline date.

How to apply:1.    You must apply online and complete all the mandatory questions on the application form.2.    You must attach one document with your application. We recommend you attach a cover letter and resume to support the information you provide in your application. The cover letter and resume document you attach should not exceed five (5) pages combined.3.    You must be 15 years of age or older as of the first day of employment (between May and July). There are some positions that require you to be at least 18 years of age or older. Please refer to Job Ad for specific age requirements.4.    You must be a resident of Ontario.5.    You must be eligible to work in Canada.6.    You must be enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or are within six months of graduation on the first day of employment, e.g. if you graduated in December, you can apply to and start a summer student position in the Ontario Public Service up until June of that year.7.    If you require accommodation to apply, or to complete this application form, please contact us at out the Youth and New Professionals website to learn more about Summer Employment Opportunities. 

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment. Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, April 28, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.
 Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is Online