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Indigenous Internship Program - Business and Financial Planning Intern

Cabinet Office
Corporate Planning & Services Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
20205 - Financial Officer 1 (B/U)
$1,008.70 - $1,233.99 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Indigenous Internship Program
The Indigenous Internship Program (IIP) is a 12-month paid internship program designed to provide recent Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) post-secondary graduates, with the opportunity to gain professional level work experience and a pathway through which they can build and develop transferable skills that can be used to gain sustained employment in their field of choice.

You must self-identify as an Indigenous person to be eligible for this program. The term Indigenous refers to individuals who identify as being descended from the original inhabitants (the first peoples) of what is now known as Canada. In this context, Indigenous people are First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.

Personal Information
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities it serves and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace. To enable this commitment and advance broader organizational objectives, this dedicated internship has been created for eligible applicants who self-identify as an Indigenous person. As part of the application process, all applicants must respond to a self-attestation. Applicants who do not self-identify as Indigenous or who choose not to identify will not be eligible.

What makes working in the Ontario Public Service great
Working in the public service has real meaning and impact on the lives of Ontarians. What we do matters, and you can grow your career here. From economic growth to health and social justice, we offer career opportunities in multiple disciplines and business areas to match your passion. Our strength is the diversity of our people and the ideas we generate. We value trust, fairness, diversity, creativity, collaboration and excellence. We are committed to be an employer of first choice.

For more information about the Indigenous Internship Program, please visit theIndigenous Internship Program webpage.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Learn, Experience & Cultivate your Career in the Centre for Excellence

Join Cabinet Office and work with a team that embraces strong financial management practices and new ways of working together. You will use your accounting and financial management knowledge and acquire hands-on experience in a public sector setting to make government programs and services more convenient, reliable, and accessible. If you are interested in working in business/financial planning on a wide range of innovative and exciting projects, such as assessing analyzing financial transactions, evaluating ministry-wide management processes, and preparing forecasting reports,Apply Today!

The Finance department provides oversight of the financial management of Cabinet Office's resources. Key deliverables include the preparation of the Business Plan, Quarterly Financial Statement Reporting, forecasts, expenditure and revenue management and reporting, financial and attendance data analysis, dashboards, procurement advice, RFPs, Treasury Board submissions, tax filings and receipts and other ministry reporting.

As a business and financial planning intern, you can:
• Learn about public sector accounting, financial management and internal control practices
• Acquire hands-on experience with business planning, risk management and strategic resource management
• Design financial and business processes that support the implementation of program initiatives and changing business requirements.
• Support the drive to implement major changes to government delivery by making government services more digitally accessible and creating more responsive and flexible public services

How do I qualify?


• You must have graduated or will complete the requirements to graduate with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate from a recognized or legally authorized post-secondary institution in the last five years (May 2018-June 2023).
• You must self-identify as an Indigenous person. The term Indigenous refers to individuals who identify as being descended from the original inhabitants (the first peoples) of what is now known as Canada. In this context, Indigenous people are First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.
• You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

Financial and business expertise:

• knowledge of general financial and accounting principles, policies and processes, including accounting procedures to develop understanding of budget, estimates, in-year expenditure management, internal controls and compliance, and financial reporting
• knowledge of general approaches and considerations for resource planning, business planning and program development/implementation, such as long and short-range financial planning, financial and economic forecasting, allocating budgets and targets, risk management and performance measurement, monitoring, financial controllership and reporting
• knowledge of risk assessment and risk management principles to contribute to ministry assessments on financial and non-financial issues
• experience contributing to the preparation of financial estimates, budget proposals, financial reporting including providing input financial decision-making processes

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• written and oral communication skills, to develop internal resources (presentations, communication plans, intranet postings) and prepare analysis and briefings materials
• presentation skills to make presentations to senior management on the analysis and recommendations on various financial and non-financial issues
• interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships both within and outside the Ontario Science Centre and participate on committees, project teams and working groups in a respectful, equitable, accessible, diverse and inclusive workpl

Analytical and organizational skills

• planning and organizational skills, to undertake various work activities, balance and manage multiple tasks; meet deadlines
• able to identify trends and relevant themes to support the development of user-focused and evidence-based findings, assess the impact and make recommendations
• knowledge of research and statistical tools/techniques to produce analysis, conduct risk assessments, recommend financial processes/tools and assess business and financial options and implications
• identify and prioritize issues to bring to the attention of the Manager or senior staff

Computer proficiency:

• proficiency in information and financial management programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, Intranet and email) to perform daily work activities; search, analyze and manipulate data/information
• knowledge or ability to become proficient in financial information systems, in order to research, analyze and report on ministry financial matters

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Monday, March 6, 2023
  • • These temporary internship positions are 12-month contracts starting August 28, 2023.
    • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other internship opportunities in the OPS and public sector organizations where TBS provides administrative services.
    • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Centre for People, Culture and Talent, Treasury Board Secretariat to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
    • In order to meet the program goals and ensure that our recruitment practices are fair, open and transparent, it is necessary that only those applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are considered for this internship.
    • Personal information collected in this attestation will contribute to efforts in building a more diverse, inclusive, and accessible OPS. Information collected in this attestation will be retained by the Internships Unit, Treasury Board Secretariat and will be used to determine your qualifications for this program. Any data will be reported on an aggregate, depersonalized basis only. All information will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
    • The Government of Ontario is an equal opportunity employer and has a legal duty to accommodate under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario's Human Rights Code. If you have any questions about this attestation or require accommodation to complete this attestation, please contact the Internships Unit at
    • Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, April 3, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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