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2021 Summer Employment Opportunities Program posting date for all job types: February 25, 2021

Student job ads are posted on the Ontario Public Service Careers website and have varying application deadlines.


Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria to be considered for summer employment.

1. Student Status*

All summer jobs require you to have 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. Age*

You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Certain positions require you to be at least 18 years old. There is no maximum age limit for applying to summer student positions. Age parameters will be provided on the job advertisements and you must meet all age requirements by May 1st.

3. Residency in Ontario

You must be living in the province of Ontario during the term of employment.

4. Work status - eligibility to work in Canada

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired. If you do not have a valid SIN and would like to obtain one, please review the Government of Canada website.

*You are required to indicate your student status and age in the online application form

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