Apply By: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Posting Closed

Approximately 92 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are no longer accepting applications. To obtain information on the status of the competition please contact the organization indicated on the Job Advertisement.

To look for other job opportunities that match your skills and experience go to Job Search. You may also subscribe to our Job Alert service to receive emails when new jobs open up that match your determined search criteria.

Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Public Service.

Amended - Indigenous Internship Program – Program and Service Delivery Intern

Various Ministries
Various Divisions, Various Branches, Various Departments/Units
Any City, Guelph, Hamilton, Kingston, Peterborough, Sarnia, St Catharines, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
16 Temporary up to 12 months
Job Code:
3A008 - ProgPlanEval03
$59,195.00 - $81,920.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Amended: Location of 234 Grand Avenue W, Chatham has been changed to 720 Christina Street North, Sarnia

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.

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.

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?

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (2 positions at 435 James St, Thunder Bay)
Northern Region, Program Service Delivery:
Join the Thunder Bay Office where you will provide analysis and advice on the work underway to remediate the English and Wabigoon Rivers, coordinate the delivery of environmental compliance across northern Ontario and business planning for support functions that are critical to field operations. As part of the team, you will work with local Indigenous communities, as well as apply your research, analytical, business acumen and communication skills to provide project coordination, prepare recommendations and present materials to management/stakeholders.

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (1 position at 119 King Street W, Hamilton)
West Central Region, Program Service Delivery:
The Program and Service Delivery intern position will be critical to support West Central Region (WCR) in maintaining timely local air quality program delivery and ministry commitments in other lead areas and will provide continuity of service on core business. WCR is the lead for the ministry's Air Program that is designed to prevent and address adverse effects from the discharge of air pollutants into the natural environment. WCR is also compliance lead for wind turbines, Greener Fuels, Spill Cost Recovery and Ozone Depleting Substances. You will be supporting team by conducting research, summarizing findings, conducting stakeholder outreach and supporting ongoing improvement to compliance delivery.

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (1 position at 40 St Clair Ave West, Toronto)
Conservation and Source Protection Branch
The Program and Services Delivery intern position will be supporting priority files of the branch, including program and policy work under the Clean Water Act, the framework drinking water source protection, and the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, the framework for parks protected areas in Ontario. The intern will contribute to data analysis, research and stakeholder outreach and support source protection program administration. Come a join a dynamic team that helps to manage Ontario's drinking water sources, and our system of parks and protected areas.

Treasury Board Secretariat (1 position at 222 Jarvis St, Toronto and flexible work arrangements, hybrid and remote / work from home, will be considered)
Supply Chain Transformation Office
The Supply Chain Transformation Office works across government to provide support and oversight to Supply Ontario as it transitions to a fully operational provincial agency by 2023. Supply Ontario was established to address challenges in Ontario's supply chain and work across the system to build an integrated, efficient, and strategic supply chain that benefits Ontarians and the economy. The work of the Governance & Oversight branch is to enable the agency so that it can deliver its program effectively, efficiently and offer high-quality services.

Treasury Board Secretariat (1 position at 25 Morton Shulman Avenue and 315 Front Street West, Toronto)
Emergency Management Ontario
Bring your knowledge, experience, and perspectives to the Emergency Management Ontario with rotations in each of the Emergency Management Operations and Response, Emergency Management Strategy, Monitoring and Intelligence and the Emergency Management Preparedness, Programs, and Planning Divisions at Treasury Board Secretariat. Here, you will have the opportunity to lead and support Ontario's approach to emergency management. From wildland fires to flooding, tornadoes, windstorms, cyber security threats, and pandemics, there has been a significant increase in emergencies across Canada and Ontario. The intern will be assigned work to help develop polices, programs, procedures, exercises, training, public education, and/or deployments that ensure EMO leads and supports Ontario's approach to emergency management.

Ministry of the Solicitor General (1 position at 504 – 55 King St, St Catharines and 1 position at 234 Grand Avenue W, Chatham)
Niagara Probation and Parole & Sarnia/Chatham Probation and Parole
The Probation and Parole regional offices deliver probation and parole services in a dynamic team environment grounded in principles of respect, safety, inclusion, equity, diversity, and accessibility. These offices work to enhance and promote community and victim safety through the assessment and effective case management of offenders on community supervision.
Probation and Parole offices work in collaboration with justice partners and colleagues, in order to reduce recidivism and advance community safety and justice. These offices also assist the Courts and Ontario Parole Board by providing informed, objective and professional information to support sentencing and parole decisions as well as work to enable rehabilitation by supporting/guiding offender change efforts and providing meaningful interventions including enforcing conditions on supervision orders.

Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (1 position fully remote/work from home)
Research & Innovation Branch
Consider being part of the Research & Innovation Branch, responsible for leading the ministry's research infrastructure and programming efforts to support a strong, competitive agri-food sector across the province. During this internship you will help to support the ongoing work of the ministry's research agenda, help to manage the portfolio of agricultural research stations across the province and support our research and innovation programming with Indigenous partners in the agri-food sector.

Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (1 position fully remote/work from home)
Food Safety Systems Development Branch
The Food Safety Systems Development Branch provides leadership around a modern food safety system program and regulatory framework and values your fresh perspective, excitement, innovative ideas and eagerness to make a difference to modernize and develop next generation solutions. By joining this team, you'll participate in multiple divisional transformative and strategic regulatory partnerships within the ministry and other provincial and federal government departments focused on protection and risk resilience programming, strategic regulatory partnerships, compliance modernization and digital transformation. You'll have an opportunity to develop your skills in program planning, coordination, analysis, and relationship building through the development and implementation of key ministry priorities that are supported by science, data, risk-based monitoring, and compliance enforcement.

Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (1 position hybrid/work from home and at 1 Stone Road, Guelph)
Environmental Management Branch
Join the Environmental Management Branch and work with a diversity of partners to support the sustainable management of land and resources within the agri-food sector and learn first-hand about the coordination, operation, and delivery of agri-environmental programs. This internship will provide the unique opportunity to work with internal and external partners to achieve the branch's mission of protecting and enhancing our soil, water, and air by promoting sustainable practices and programs to the agriculture and food sectors. You'll have the opportunity to support critical research, education and outreach initiatives that help to encourage behaviour change across Ontario's diverse farm communities and help staff engage with several First Nation communities and representatives to provide Indigenous names for some soil series in the province.

Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (1 position at 222 Jarvis St, Toronto)
Operations and Transformation Services Branch
The Operations and Transformation Services Branch manages the exclusive portfolio of segregated and centralized corporate financial services on behalf of the Province of Ontario and leads the transformation of their delivery. We provide services from supplier/vendor set up, payment processing, reconciliation, T4A-HST reporting to corporate card management. OTSB is working on multiple modernization initiatives to improve the way we conduct operations.

The Program and Service Delivery Intern will support managers, contribute to modernization initiatives, learning end to end processes, improving efficiencies and streamline the workflow of operations. The intern will also support in conducting research, summarizing findings, stakeholder outreach and supporting change management.

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (1 position at 901 Lansdowne Street, Peterborough)
Employment and Training Division, Eastern Region Branch
The Peterborough Service Delivery Office is one of thirty-five local offices across Ontario. Working in a local office, you are at the forefront of change, working with diverse stakeholders and assisting clients who are entering and re-entering the labour market. We are responsible for all aspects of managing the ministry's contracts with transfer payment agencies and directly delivering some Employment Ontario programs and services to clients.

As an intern, you will get the opportunity to contribute to a respectful workplace with a team that collectively strives to create an employment system that is accessible by all, especially for equity seeking groups. Work with us to advance your career and to make a difference in the lives of Ontarians.

Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (1 position at 400 University Ave, Toronto)
Global Talent and Settlement Services Division, Immigration Policy and Strategic Initiatives Branch
As an intern with the Immigration Policy and Strategic Initiatives Branch, you will have the opportunity to support immigration promotion and employer outreach activities. In addition to learning about temporary and permanent immigration pathways in Ontario, you will have the opportunity to develop your research skills by gathering feedback on sector-based needs. You will also assist with the development of stakeholder engagement plans. The experience in promotion and outreach initiatives will position you for further career development opportunities in the OPS.

Ministry of Health (1 position at 199 Larch Street, Sudbury)
Emergency Health Program Management & Delivery Branch
Emergency Health Program Management and Delivery Branch is responsible for the delivery of 911 communication services for the province of Ontario. The North Field Office has 12 municipal Designated Delivery Agents for Land Ambulance and 5 First Nations for Land Ambulance dispersed at 98 land ambulance bases. There are 8 Northern Central Ambulance Communication Centres (CACCs) providing emergency medical 9-1-1 communication and coordination of Emergency Medical Services resources. Examples of work that this position would be involved with, is to review, document, and analyze trends in Transfer Payment budgets over a multi year period, and conduct research, summarize findings as needed and support the development of business/information/briefing notes. The Intern would also support the Medical Priority Dispatch System deployment in the Northern CACCs as required with Senior Program Lead direction and assistance.

Ministry of Health (1 position at 49 Place D'Armes, Kingston, or 5700 Yonge Street, Toronto)
Health Insurance Branch
The Health Insurance Branch is responsible for policy and programs in support of Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) eligibility, registration and health cards; appeals and subrogation on behalf of the General Manager of OHIP; prior approvals for insured health services provided outside of Ontario; as well as the funding and quality oversight of independent health facilities.

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 within the last five years of 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.

Select here to view information about Indigenous Self-Identification

Research and analytical skills:

• You understand research practices to source communication information, identify trends, assess opportunities and draft/present findings.
• You have analytical, reasoning and evaluation skills to assess communication requirements, evaluate options, and identify alternative approaches.
• You can provide research support to projects and branch initiatives, as well as identify trends to support the development of evidence-based findings and recommendations.
• You can gather and analyze information to support the development of recommendations and resolutions to issues.
• You can interpret and apply legislation, policies, processes and procedures.
• You can assess the impact of new, revised or proposed processes to improve program delivery and/or services.

Communication skills:

• You can prepare and present various documents (i.e., presentations, reports, summaries).
• You have the ability to write and edit materials that reflect intended tone, style and messaging and clearly and concisely communicate information to your audience.
• You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues
• You have demonstrated written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• You have demonstrated the ability to consult with various stakeholders

Interpersonal and teamwork skills:

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

Planning and organizational skills:

• You can plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.


• You can identify contentious issues and recommend solutions
• You can recognize complex issues needing to be referred to senior staff

Computer Proficiency:

• 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.
• You are proficient in digital media applications and graphic design methods (asset).

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 55 King St, St Catharines, West Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 720 Christina St N, Sarnia, West Region
  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 435 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 119 King St W, Hamilton, West Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 222 Jarvis St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region or 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 901 Landsdowne St W, Peterborough, East Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 199 Larch St, Sudbury, North Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 49 Place D'Armes, Kingston, East Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • • These temporary internship positions are 12-month contracts starting approximately August, 2023.

    • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition, and the results from this competition, may be used in identifiable format by designated representatives in the OPS 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. Additionally, information collected in this attestation will be reported in a de-identified format to the Indigenous Equity Branch for the purposes of tracking the enterprise-wide hiring and retention of Indigenous persons and assessing recruitment and retention priorities for Indigenous staff in the OPS. All information will be protected in accordance with the principles of 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.
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 Wednesday, June 21, 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 .
Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is

You must enable JavaScript in your browser to access full functionality on the OPS Careers website.

Vous devez activer JavaScript dans votre navigateur pour avoir accès à toutes les fonctionnalités du site Carrières dans la FPO.

Ontario Logo / Logo de l'Ontario
This site is maintained by the Government of Ontario
Ce site est mis à jour par le gouvernement de l'Ontario

Privacy | Important Notices
Confidentialité | Avis importants

© Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2007
© Imprimeur de la Reine pour l'Ontario, 2007