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Amended - Indigenous Internship Program – Program and Service Delivery Intern

Various Ministries
Various Divisions, Various Branches, Various Departments/Units
Sault Ste Marie, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
4 Temporary fixed term contracts up to 12 months
Job Code:
3A008 - ProgPlanEval03
$59,195.00 - $81,920.00 Per Year
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.

**Posting timeline: The posting has been extended until April 11, 2023 at 11:59PM. No changes have been made to the initial posting advertisement. If you have previously submitted an application to this Job ID, there is no need to apply again**.

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?

Apply your analytical and evaluation skills in this role that supports our team dedicated to improving the delivery of programs and services to help create conditions that drive innovation and business growth in Ontario.

As an intern in program and service delivery, you may be involved in:

• Conducting research, summarizing findings, and preparing reports and recommendations to improve program efficiencies
• Reviewing the quality and accessibility of publicly available program information
• Analyzing information and data and identifying trends to support the development of evidence-based findings and recommendations
• Participating in consultations with program stakeholders to support quality services and improve customer satisfaction
• Providing information to municipalities and other stakeholders in order to enhance operational effectiveness and decision making
• Conduct project and site-specific policy and program reviews

Ministry of Northern Development - Transportation, Trade and Investment Branch (1)

Are you a highly motivated professional with demonstrated program and policy development, research and analytical skills looking to apply your expertise in a challenging position? If so, consider this opportunity to join the Transportation and Infrastructure Branch, with the Ministry of Northern Development. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you'll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

The Transportation and Infrastructure Unit delivers programs and addresses problems related to Northern Ontario infrastructure. The unit meets with stakeholder and conducts research to identify unique transportation challenges in Northern Ontario. The team evaluates projects proposed by First Nation communities and municipalities for infrastructure funding. The team works with other ministries to identify issues and propose solutions to long-term transportation challenges facing Northern Ontario, including in the Far North. The team supports the delivery of the Northern Highways Program, the Winter Roads Program and the Northern Ontario Resource Development Support Program.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Housing Programs Branch/Community and Supportive Housing Division (1)

The Community and Supportive Housing Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the Ministry's housing and homelessness prevention initiatives. Within this Division, the Housing Programs Branch designs, implements, administers, and monitors these programs and works in partnership with Ontario's 47 municipal service managers and two Indigenous Program Administrators to deliver these programs. Relationships with municipal services offices, municipal service managers, Indigenous Program Administrators, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, non-profit and co-operative housing providers, the private sector and non-profit builders are key to the branch activities.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Municipal Services Division – Central (2)

Join the Central Ontario Municipal Services Office (MSO) in the Municipal Services Division.

As an intern in the Local Government and Housing (LGH) Unit, you will provide support to ongoing operational guidance to municipal clients with the aim of building strong communities and developing accountable local governments. The LGH unit in MSO responds to and anticipates municipal issues and trends of provincial interest, communicates key government priorities to municipal stakeholders, and assists municipalities to access government programs and to capitalize on best practices in implementation of housing programs, municipal finance and administration.

As an intern in the Community Planning and Development Unit, you will gain practical land use planning experience by assisting in providing 'one window' planning service for provincial input and decision-making by participating in the review of municipal official plans and in the delivery of advisory services to promote effective community planning.

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 be 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.

Analytical and research skills:

• You understand research and analytical practices to source and analyze a variety of information and data, as well as identify trends to support the development of evidence-based findings and recommendations.
• You can interpret and apply legislation, policies, processes and procedures.

Communication skills:

• You can prepare and present various documents, including presentations, reports and summaries.
• You can clearly and concisely communicate information.

Interpersonal and teamwork skills:

• You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
• You can participate and contribute to working groups.

Planning and organizational skills:

• You are able to plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.

Computer skills:

• You are proficient in common software applications such as word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications to draft documents and reports, prepare presentations and conduct analysis.

Other Summer Opportunities

We offer a variety of summer jobs in diverse career fields. See what summer opportunities are currently available!

Also, check out all the other student and new professional opportunities offered within the Ontario Public Service.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
  • 3 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
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 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 inclusive 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.

    Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

    Additional Position Information
    • 3 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 777 Bay Street, Toronto ON, Ministry Municipal Affairs and Housing
    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, this position is located at 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, however alternate work arrangements are available. The successful candidate will have the option of working from any of the following office locations: 933 Ramsey Lake Road Sudbury, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, 447 McKeown Ave, North Bay, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, or 810 Robertson St, Kenora, Ministry of Northern Development
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 Tuesday, April 11, 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.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code .
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