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Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Service Office Central Region - Planning
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
6 Permanent
Job Code:
12106 - Community Planner 4
$1,393.41 - $1,755.69 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Passionate about making a difference in Ontario's communities? Do you want to play a role in shaping the future of Ontario and inform decisions that will impact the quality of life of Ontarians for generations to come? Do you want to be part of implementing the province's land use policy directions and creating communities with increased access to places for all Ontarians to live, work and play?

Consider this exciting Planner opportunity with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to be part of a high-performing and multi-disciplinary team of professionals implementing provincial land-use planning policies and programs.

If you're ready to make a significant impact and be part of shaping the future of Ontario, we invite you to take the leap and join our team at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Find us here:

What we offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive health plan
• Life and disability insurance
• Competitive vacation package
• Comprehensive resources to support mental health and wellness
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role
• A convenient downtown location close to a range of services, amenities and frequent transit

Want to learn more? Let's have a chat.
Join the hiring managers and other MMAH staff on Friday February 16, 2024 from 12:00pm-1:00pm EST to find more about the job, the teams and what it is like working at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Register here to be part of the meeting. You are welcome to participate anonymously. If you can't make it – no problem. Attendance at the session is optional and will have no impact on hiring decisions.

Want to talk sooner?
Please contact our recruitment partner HR Associates and get in touch with Heather Lockie 416-237-1500 x237 or at

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?

In this position, you will:
• Lead the examination and analysis of complex planning proposals (e.g., planning justification reports) and recommendations, prepares recommended modifications and decisions
• Identify problems/concerns with existing programs or legislation and recommending changes or improvements in program structure/delivery
• Prepare, present, lead and participate in meetings, seminars, workshops and educational sessions on matters
• Provide guidance and advice over municipal planning processes and the development of municipal official plans and zoning by-laws

How do I qualify?


• You require a valid Ontario Class "G" driver's licence to drive to municipal meetings, seminars, conferences

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

• You have land use planning experience with demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario planning system, related legislation, policies, and Ontario government priorities, policy development and decision-making processes
• You have proven leadership, organization and project management skills to participate in and/or lead multidisciplinary teams and multiple projects

Research and Analytical Skills:

• You have analytical, decision making, consultation, resolution and negotiation skills to review and process planning applications and projects to resolve complex policy and land use related planning issues
• You have demonstrated research skills to undertake complex studies; analyze information and develop models related to a range of planning activities, such as environmental, land use and social planning matters

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have experience performing analyses and preparing reports using word processing, data management and spreadsheet software
• You have demonstrated written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate complex information to Senior Management, and the Minister
• You have collaborative skills to work with other ministries, municipal councils, Indigenous communities and officials, planning groups
• You can represent the Ministry as an expert witness at various boards, Tribunals and OLT hearings, etc

Additional Information:

  • 6 English Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • T-MA-210276/24(6)
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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 28, 2024 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.

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