Apply By: Saturday, June 1, 2024 11:59 pm EDT
The total number of applications is not available because applications were not received online.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Summer Employment Opportunities Program - Application period has closed

Various Ministries
Any City
Language of Position(s):
Both English and bilingual
Job Term:
2 Temporary (Thousands of opportunities available across Ontario; contracts ranging from 6-18 weeks over the summer.)
Job Code:
Student 1 - Student Level 1, Student 2 - Student Level 2
$16.55 - $17.40 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Thank you for your interest in working with the Ontario Public Service. Although all 2024 Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) job ads have now closed, new opportunities for summer 2025 will be posted in the late fall of this year.

Strengthening Ontario, together.

A career in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is driven by a passion for creating a stronger Ontario.
For those who share this ambition, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where employees have the resources and opportunities they need to be fulfilled and inspired to move Ontario forward.

Consider a rewarding summer job with the OPS! Our Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program can help you develop new skills as you work with one of our ministries, provincial agencies, or community groups serving Ontarians across the province. Each year, we offer thousands of full-time positions for students and new graduates, with contracts ranging from 6-18 weeks between May and September.

Click on the job types below to learn more and to APPLY TODAY!

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?

We offer a variety of student job types in diverse career fields. Click on the Job Types below to see the full job ad. You can apply to multiple opportunities.

Note: All ads were posted on December 6, 2023. However, each job ad may have a different application deadline and will be removed from the list below once it closes. Be sure to submit an application before the closing date indicated on each ad.

BILINGUAL OPPORTUNITIES (language of positions: English and French)
Are you bilingual in French and English? If so, apply to the following exciting summer jobs where you can put your French language skills to use!

Application period has closed

MORE OPPORTUNITITES (language of positions: English)

Parks and Recreation
Application period has closed

Environment and Wildlife
Application period has closed

Administrative and Support Services
Application period has closed

Business, Finance, and Communications
Application period has closed

Customer and Client Services
Application period has closed

Engineering, Maintenance, and Trades
Application period has closed

Agriculture Jobs
Application period has closed

IT and Information Management
Application period has closed

Policy and Programs
Application period has closed

Science and Specialized Fields
Application period has closed

Social and Community Services
Application period has closed

To apply, click on the job types above to see the full job ad and submit an application. Information to assist you with the application process is available on the Summer Employment Opportunities website.

How do I qualify?

General Program Eligibility Criteria

You must meet all eligibility criteria by the first day of employment (contracts begin between May and July):

1. Student Status: You must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) OR you must have graduated within the past six months (for example, if you graduated in December, you can apply for and start a summer student position up until June of the following year).
2. Age:You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.
3. Residency:You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.
4. Work Status:You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.
5. Application: You must submit an application online and apply through one of the job ads listed above. Your application should describe how you meet the eligibility criteria as well as the knowledge and skill requirements outlined in the job ad.

Note: certain position may have additional eligibility requirements based on the nature of the role. Please refer to the specific job ad for details.

Other Student and Recent Graduate Opportunities

Are you a recent postsecondary graduate who is looking for an internship opportunity? Consider our  Ontario Internship Program. Also, check out all the other student and new professional opportunities offered within the Ontario Public Service.

Sign up for a Job Alert!

Be the first to know when a new student job opportunity is posted:
1. Go to the Job Alerts page
2. Enter your name and email address
3. Under the “Job Category” section, select “Student Summer Employment Opportunities” (to be alerted of student positions, select “<$40,000” under the “minimum salary” section)
4. Select a subscription length of “9 months” in order to receive an alert when we post SEO job ads in the late fall/winter
5. Click submit

Additional Information:

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
N/A , N/A
Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • Some positions advertised on this job ad are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and successful candidates will be required to pay monthly union dues, which are automatically deducted from your pay.

    Other positions advertised on this job ad may be excluded from the OPSEU Collective Agreement (i.e. not represented by OPSEU), depending on the business area within the Ministry in which the work is performed. You will be advised during the recruitment process by the hiring manager of the business area.

Collection of Information

Your personal information is being collected and will be used to determine your qualifications for employment with the Ontario Public Service, and for recruitment modernization initiatives. OPS Careers is an authorized common service in accordance with s. 6 of the Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25 and this collection of personal information is necessary to the proper administration of OPS Careers.

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.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

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 Saturday, June 1, 2024 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

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