This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario noted in the city list above. You will be required to identify the cities you are interested in applying to. Because some cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario please confirm the location using Google Maps when applying. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.
Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on this application form. Resumes and cover letters cannot be attached.
To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- Eligibility Requirements
- Apply Online - Student Application Guide - item 1 in Key Resources
What can I expect to do in this role?
You may be required to work on some or all of the following tasks:
• Provide customer service assistance by responding to public and/or internal inquiries
• Conduct field work that may be physically demanding
• Field work might include assisting staff with field studies and technical inspections and investigations
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage assigned work
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below or other similar tasks as assigned
These positions will support different teams on a range of veterinary-related activities including:
• Accompany veterinarians, inspectors or other ministry staff to abattoirs, meat processing plants, community livestock sales, ministry training sessions and/or meetings
• File reports with the assistance of unit staff
• Assist in the review and edit of correspondence, reports, presentations, policy papers, etc.
• Adhere to ministry policies, practices, standards, legislation and regulations
• Assist in developing/delivering training materials such as PowerPoint presentations and reference information
Science or Program Assistant
• Input data into a database and perform simple analyses
• Perform basic data analysis and information evaluation to produce accurate reports and/or identify trends
• Perform literature searches on topics in veterinary medicine, livestock health, public health, or livestock production systems
• Assist with the sourcing or creation of factual and accurate resource materials for producers, industry organizations or veterinary practitioners related to livestock health, production systems and humane practices
How do I qualify?
All positions require students to be 15 years of age on the first day of employment with no age limit.
Some positions require students to be 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age if you are a person with a disability) on the first day of employment due to program funding.
Some positions on this job ad will require the successful candidate to undergo a general-level screening check, which includes a criminal record check, at their own expense.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• You apply your written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, document findings, record data)
• You apply your verbal communications skills to communicate and share your knowledge with staff and support the delivery of education and outreach initiatives
• You apply your communication skills and customer service skills to respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries and provide information to the public, government or industry organizations.
• You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
Technical Skills and Knowledge
• You have an interest in livestock production, livestock health, veterinary medicine and livestock production related food safety
• You apply your knowledge and experience with research methods, data collection and management, including tracking, data entry, maintaining databases and basic statistical analysis
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access); email and Internet and other forms of electronic data collection and manipulation to assist with research and education
Analytical and Organizational Skills
• You apply your planning and organizational skills to collect, organize, review and verify information/data through review of files, case reports, scientific literature and other means
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines
• You are able to observe animal handling and behaviour at community livestock sales, abattoirs, and meat processing facilities
• You are willing to participate in field work that may be physically demanding
• You have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver's Licence