Summer Employment Opportunities with the Ontario Public Service


Are you a student looking for an opportunity to build your career over the summer? Are you passionate about making a difference? The Ontario Public Service through its  Summer Employment Opportunities program provides students with opportunities to obtain valuable work experience, gain transferable skills, and build professional networks.

Summer Employment Opportunities are full-time, temporary positions ranging from 7 – 18 weeks between May and September. In addition to the exciting opportunities available across the province (the full list is available here), positions available specifically in unceded Algonquin Traditional Territory include:

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. All summer jobs require a “student” status. A student is defined as someone enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or has graduated within the past six months. If you graduated in January, you could apply for and start a summer student position in the Ontario Public Service up until June of that year.
  2. You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Due to program eligibility requirements, certain opportunities require students to be up to 24 years of age (or up to 29 years of age for a person with a disability). Certain positions require you to be a minimum of 18 years of age. Age parameters will be provided on the job advertisements and you must meet all age requirements by May 1st.
  3. You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.
  4. You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Information to assist you with the application process, including the Application Guide is available at Summer Employment Opportunities. 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.