Apply By: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 75 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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Indigenous Internship Program - Project Management Intern

Various Ministries
Various Divisions, Various Branches, Various Departments/Units
Any City, North Bay, Sudbury, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
4 Temporary fixed-term contracts for up to 12 months
Job Code:
12120 - Industrial Development Officer 1
$1,056.16 - $1,266.80 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 andbusiness 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 Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (1 position remote/work from home)
Agriculture Development Branch:

Join the ministry's core team of agricultural specialists responsible for fostering innovative, competitive and sustainable agricultural production in Ontario. As a member of the Agriculture Development Branch, you'll be involved in research projects and initiatives that develop and promote the application of best management practices, on-farm quality assurance programs and plant and animal health strategies. This internship will provide you with a unique work environment that offers many different experiences ranging from hands-on field scouting work to communications initiatives, stakeholder relationships, and the delivery of knowledge translation and transfer programs for horticulture, livestock and field crops sectors.

Treasury Board Secretariat (1 position at 375 University Ave, Toronto)
Risk Integration Office:

Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Risk Integration Office in the Office of the Chief Risk Officer at Treasury Board Secretariat. Working with a team of high performing and agile leaders, , you'll take the next step in your career in a dynamic, purpose-driven and flexible environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, mentorship, and learning and development.
As an Intern, you will:
• Be part of a project team leading the implementation of a digital enterprise risk management solution for the OPS.
• Support the maintenance of the project plan.
• Take part of various project governance meetings in a secretariat role (e.g., agendas, action items, etc.)
• Support the development of project deliverables.

Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (1 position at 159 Cedar St, Sudbury or 200 First Ave, North Bay)
Enterprise Financial Services Division:

The Enterprise Financial Services Division (EFSD), Financial Processing Operations Branch (FPOB) has an exciting opportunity for a Project Management Intern to support OPS clients by participating in projects that promote streamlined and efficient financial processing solutions. FPOB is committed to providing cost-effective, reliable and efficient delivery of financial business services which include:
• Accounts payable and non-tax accounts receivable transaction processing
• Revenue management and collection
• Purchase order processing
As a Project Management Intern, you will be working in an inclusive work environment in which all employees are engaged in providing best-in-class services to client ministries. You will have the opportunity to participate in developing solutions to improve revenue and expenditure management services across the OPS, with a view to adopting industry-proven best practices and leading-edge technologies for the benefit of the Ontario government and the citizens of Ontario.

Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (1 position at 595 Bay Street, Toronto)
Ontario Digital Services

Join the Ontario Digital Service (ODS) and help build the teams that are delivering the future of government services. The ODS is reimagining government services for the digital age, focusing on improving the overall online experience for people and businesses. People are at the heart of the ODS mission to ensure government works for everyone. As an intern on the ODS' Talent Team, you will play an important role in the attraction, engagement and retention of the ODS' greatest asset, our people.
As an intern, you will:
• Work on a variety of user-centered human resource projects to help attract and retain digital talent across the organization.
• Coordinate and assist hiring managers in recruitment activities, including, drafting job ads, scheduling and coordinating interviews, etc.
• Research talent and HR best practices within the technology industry and look for opportunities, where appropriate, to embed these practices within the organization.
• Support the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging activities at the organization.
• Assist in employee engagement including planning and hosting org-wide events, analyzing and interpreting survey data, etc.

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

Project Management and Organizational Skills:

• You can plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.
• You can assist with the planning and delivery of meetings, events, and workshops.
• You have knowledge of project management tools and techniques and experience in project delivery.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have strong written and verbal communication skills to provide and exchange information as well as prepare and present briefing, presentation and communications material.
• You have excellent interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with your team as well as internal and external clients and partners, and can participate in and contribute to committees and projects.

Research and Analytical Skills:

• You can conduct research, analyze, and compile information/data into an understandable format.
• You have basic knowledge of performance measurement methodologies and evaluation techniques.

Computer proficiency:

• You are proficient in the use of common office productivity software to prepare presentations, event promotions and reports, and to perform research on the internet/intranet.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 375 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region or 200 First Ave W, North Bay, North Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 595 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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 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.

    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.
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 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.

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