Jump Start Your Career

The OPS is a great place to jump start or revitalize your career. Whether you are deciding on a career, starting a career, changing careers or upgrading your career skills, the OPS has something to offer.

This employment experience will add to the depth and credibility of your resume and give you a chance to use and expand your skills and knowledge. It will give you an on-the-job sense of what working in the OPS is like, and may lead to a full-time career in the public service.

Internships and Co-ops

Ontario Internship Program
The Ontario Internship Program is a paid, entry-level employment opportunity that offers you career development in key professional fields across the Ontario Public Service.

MNRF Internship Program
In up to 10-month internships for post-secondary students or recent graduates, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) interns work as resource technicians, ecologists, biologists, systems officers, foresters and communications officers for key MNR projects.

First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program
This program with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is coordinated and administered in partnership with Confederation College and industry partners. This two-year program provides Aboriginal youth aged 17-24 (some exceptions may be negotiated through First Nations communities) from First Nations communities in Northern Ontario the opportunity to work on forestry projects, receive workplace training and take personal development workshops.

Transportation Technician Program
This three-year entry-level Ministry of Transportation (MTO) program for civil engineering graduates provides practical, multifunctional learning experiences through rotational assignments in many disciplines, including construction, highway design, program planning, and maintenance.

Transportation Engineering Development Program
A four-year development program with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for recent civil or geotechnical engineering university graduates, provides practical, mentored multidisciplinary learning experiences through rotational assignments in regional and head office locations including construction and maintenance, highway design, program planning, structural, traffic and materials engineering.

Environment, Conservation and Parks Engineering Development Program
This four-year development program with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for current and recent university graduates in chemical, civil, environmental or mechanical engineering offers practical, multidisciplinary learning experiences through rotational assignments across the ministry, allowing interns to gain the qualifying experience required to obtain their P.Eng license.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Engineering Development Program
A four-year development program with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for recent graduates from accredited engineering universities that provide non-licensed individuals with the work experience to support obtaining their P.Eng licence. This is an opportunity to apply your engineering knowledge as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support engineering solutions that contribute to a healthy environment, food safety, public health and welfare, and a robust agriculture and food industry.

Articling with Ministry of Attorney General
The Ministry hires approximately 100 articling students each year, providing opportunities across the province to specialize in almost every area of substantive law, including constitutional, criminal, health, environmental, family, tax, corporate, commercial, labour and employment law.

Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (Ontario Legislative Assembly)
A 10-month internship for recent university graduates provides practical experience in the day-to-day work of the Legislature.

Co-operative Placements in the OPS
Co-operative post-secondary students receive practical paid experience while earning course credits in placements in the OPS. To participate, you must be:

  • Enrolled in a co-operative education in a post-secondary school
  • Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada
  • 18 years of age or older for field positions.

Co-op placements in the Ontario Government are posted at various educational institutions across Ontario. Check for co-op job postings with your school’s career centre and respective co-op office.

OPS Learn and Work Program
The OPS Learn and Work (L&W) Program is a specialized co-operative education program that re-engages youth ages 16 to 20 from selected priority communities. The program provides students the opportunity to earn credits towards their high school diploma and paid work experience in the OPS and/or related agencies.

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