Newcomers to Ontario
People immigrating to Ontario are a major source of new skills and talent in the
labour market. Workers coming into the province from other nations will become even
more important in the years ahead. As an inclusive employer, the Ontario Public
Service is committed to capitalizing on the skills and talents that newcomers bring
with them to this province and eliminating barriers to employment that include how
we attract and hire new talent. We promote a healthy, supportive, respectful and
safe work environment for our diverse workforce to develop to its full potential.
Consider joining a vibrant workforce that reflects the citizens who make up Ontario,
where your diversity of strengths, experiences and perspectives help us to deliver
quality public service.
If you are a newcomer looking for information about the Ontario labour market, building
a career in Ontario, credential assessments, bridging programs for internationally
trained individuals and other information and resources, go to
Employment Ontario and the
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s website.
An internship program for Internationally Trained Professionals to gain experience
within the OPS is also available to newcomers with a minimum of three years of international
work experience. The OPS is recognized for its leadership with the success of this
program. To learn more go to OPS Internship Program for Internationally
Trained Individuals (ITIs).
Also available is an internship program for Internationally Trained
Engineers. Candidates must have been screened through Professional Engineers
Ontario (PEO), the regulatory body for engineers in Ontario, to ascertain that they
qualify by satisfying technical/educational requirements for licensing except for
the 12-months of Canadian experience. The internship provides engineering experience,
in placements of 12 to 15 months. Candidates will be hired for positions that are
compatible with their academic discipline, so they may meet PEO’s licence requirements
and become licensed engineers at the end of the internship period. Please note that
it is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the engineering experience
requirements as outlined by PEO have been met to the satisfaction of the association.