Summer Student Jobs with the Ontario Public Service

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Student Jobs
Program Benefits
Application Deadlines
Program Eligibility
Application Process
Recruitment Process
Tools and Resources
Frequently Asked Questions


You may apply to all jobs you are interested in and that are relevant to your skills and education. You will only be considered for the job ads to which you apply.

To apply for Summer Employment Opportunities, you must submit an individual application online for each student job during the posting period by following the steps below:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Student” from the drop-down menu under the “Career Level” field and click ”SEARCH”
  3. You may also narrow your search by selecting additional search fields, such as location
  4. Select the student job ad you are interested in applying for
  5. Complete the application form with the following information:
    • Personal contact information
    • Program eligibility requirements
    • Education
    • Work preferences
    • Certifications and licences
    • Computer skills
    • General and job-specific skills and knowledge
  6. Mandatory questions are indicated with a red asterisk. Ensure you select an answer option or you will not be able to submit your application. To select multiple answers, hold the “CTRL” key (Command key for a MAC) on your keyboard and select all of the options you wish to include in your application.
  7. Mandatory: You must attach one document with your application. It is recommended you attach a cover letter and resume (maximum of 5 pages in PDF, Microsoft Word, Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt)) as it is a key screening tool used by managers. Demonstrate your skills and/or experience from your school, extracurricular activities and any work or volunteer experience. For tips and guidelines on how to complete a cover letter and resume, check out our tip sheets.

Need Help?

  • Review the Student Application Guide for more information.
  • Review the resume and cover letter tip sheets, available on our website.
  • Contact for any additional assistance or accommodation during the posting period.

How will I know if my application was received?

  • After you submit your application, you will be directed to a “Thank you for applying” page after receipt of your submission.
  • If you provided a contact email in your application, you will also receive a confirmation email (remember to check your junk and/or spam mail folders).
  • Please ensure you check your clutter, junk and/or spam mail folders throughout the recruitment process to make sure that emails have not mistakenly been directed there. Failure to check may result in you being excluded from advanced stages of the competition process if hiring managers are unable to contact you.

If you are concerned that your application was not successfully submitted, we recommend you submit a second 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.

  • If you would like to keep a copy of the application you submitted, you will need to copy and save your information prior to submitting. Responses cannot be updated after submitting an application.

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