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Legislative Assembly
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 2 Temporary position of up to 12-month Contract
Job Code:
Leg Assembly/47 - Leg Assembly/Arbitrator 8
$93,175.00 - $145,958.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Want a truly enriching career?

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario is an independent officer of the Legislature with a multifaceted mandate in the areas of access to government held information, access to one's own personal information and health records, and privacy protection. We have three openings for three adjudicators in our Tribunal and Dispute Resolution Division.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As an Adjudicator you will be:
Deciding matters under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA). The successful candidate will be expected to carry a significant caseload of PHIPA and CYFSA files, deciding matters under these highly technical statutes. Applicants should highlight any relevant experience with PHIPA/CYFSA in their cover letter.

How do I qualify?


As the successful candidate, you have experience adjudicating in an administrative tribunal setting, and having proven ability to interpret and apply concepts under complex legislation. You have experience performing in a time-sensitive, caseload-driven environment that is subject to a high degree of scrutiny from the media and the public. You will have well-developed writing skills; experience in FIPPA/MFIPPA/PHIPA/CYFSA and in the interpretation and application of complex legislation; familiarity with administrative law concepts applicable to the exercise of statutory decision-making authority; excellent analytical skills; aptitude for impartial adjudication and well-developed communication/ interpersonal skills.

Asset Qualifications:

• Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) in French is an asset.

What's in it for you?

• A modern organization with a flexible hybrid work model, with in-office attendance at a minimum of five days per month.
• Commitment to continuous learning and developmental opportunities for all employees.
• Work with an innovative and high performing organization committed to creating a positive organizational culture and highly dedicated to its mission of advancing the privacy and access rights of Ontarians.
• A defined benefit pension plan (for permanent role and optional for temporary roles)
• Comprehensive Health Plan, and Life and Disability Insurance. (for permanent role)
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits. (for permanent role)

This posting is for an organization that is not a part of the Ontario Public Service. The information and tips on the Ontario Public Service Careers website may not apply to this posting. Please use the contact information below to contact the organization directly if you have questions

Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and promoting 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.

We also believe in the importance of providing services to Ontarians in both official languages, and encourage interested bilingual candidates to apply particularly for public facing positions.


• OPS and IPC Reciprocal Staffing Agreement:
o The IPC has a Reciprocal Staffing Agreement with the Ontario Public Service (OPS) that enables OPS employees to apply to positions with the IPC.

• Qualified List Information:
o A list of qualified candidates will be established for the Adjudicator position in the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) and will be in effect for twelve (12) months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in this position

Applications must be received by the end of the closing date with the JOB ID number quoted.

Applicants are asked to also provide a writing sample demonstrating their writing and decision-making skills.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 2 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 2 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Legal Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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 Wednesday, November 22, 2023 11:59 pm EST. 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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