Apply By: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 11:59 pm EDT
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Fewer than thirty 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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Amended - Indigenous Internship Program - Resource Liaison Intern

Various Ministries
Various Divisions, Various Branches, Various Departments/Units
Aurora, Aylmer, Guelph, Kemptville, Kingston, Midhurst, Pembroke, Peterborough, Vineland
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Temporary (Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 12 months)
Job Code:
12100 - Community Planner 1
$958.16 - $1,155.40 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Amendment: Application deadline extended.

Why join the Indigenous Internship Program (IIP)

This is an opportunity to be part of a positive, supportive, and collaborative culture where, together, we will build reciprocal relationships and pathways for Indigenous people to thrive in the OPS. Bring your lived experiences as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit and help us achieve our commitment towards establishing fairness, accessibility, and equity in the OPS. We are looking for individuals dedicated to equity and a strong understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures. Through working in the OPS over your 12-month contract, you will have the opportunity to effect real change that will have an impact on thousands of OPS employees and pave the way for Indigenous reconciliation within the organization.

We offer a competitive total compensation package, which includes an attractive salary, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health and dental plan and much more!

For more information about the Indigenous Internship Program, please visit theIndigenous Internship Program webpage.

Please note: The headquarters for these positions will vary, based on the ministry, and are specified in the job ads below; however, alternate work arrangements may be available.

To learn more about the ministries recruiting for this position, access the following link:Ministries |

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?

• Assist with the planning, promoting and coordinating of partnership opportunities with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities focusing on resource management initiatives.
• Assist in the planning and implementation of Indigenous initiatives and economic development opportunities across the district.
• Providing information and advice to external clients through a variety of methods such as meetings, phone calls, correspondence to promote participation, understanding and co- operation, in MNRF's sustainable resource management programs (e.g. Forest and Fish & Wildlife Management planning, Land Management Programs).
• Maintaining comprehensive documentation and tracking of contact and liaison with communities and individuals. Ensuring the required reports and documentation are produced and available.
• Assist in tracking expenditures for District programs and initiatives with communities.
• Assist in the preparation of management plans to ensure the consideration of Indigenous interests and foster input from communities.
• Supporting issues management by researching and analyzing background material; monitoring and preparing summaries of media coverage of issues, events and response to communication initiatives; assisting with preparing press releases, articles, reports and newsletters.
• Assisting with the delivery of a variety of resources and support services in preparation for delivery of resource management information, public awareness or preparation for negotiations and when organizing special events and conferences.
• Analyzing and researching information and data: applying policies (e.g., Indigenous Policy), procedures and directives including long term direction (e.g. Resource Management use strategies) to determine solutions, identify common interests and provide a recommended response.

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 in the last five years (May 2019-August 2024).
• 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.
• You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.

Technical Knowledge

• You have knowledge of resource management principles and practices.
• You can interpret and apply legislation and policies to ensure compliance in all aspects of resource management.
• You demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous culture, social, and economic issues to provide valuable input and advice.

Communication, Interpersonal and Organization Skills

• You have written communication skills to prepare technical reports, presentations, briefings, and communication materials.
• You have organizational skills to assist in planning and delivering meetings, workshops, and managing multiple projects concurrently.
• You can maintain documentation and tracking of community and individual contacts and provide accurate and timely reports.
• You are proficient with computer software, including MS Outlook, MS-Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Teams, and GIS.
• You can build and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and a variety of stakeholders.

Analytical and Research Skills

• You have analytical skills and computer proficiency to conduct research, manage information, and prepare insightful reports.
• You can apply policies, procedures, and directives to analyze information, address issues, and propose effective solutions.

Collection of Information

The Indigenous Internship Program (IIP) is designed to support Ontario's commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples across the province. Information collected for the IIP application will contribute to efforts in building a more diverse, inclusive, and accessible OPS and to provide you with an opportunity to complete an anonymous data survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and for analysis to identify any systemic barriers.

The personal information collected in this application is also necessary for the proper administration of the IIP and will be used for the purpose of validating your eligibility for the program. This competition, and the results from this competition, may also be used in identifiable format by designated representatives in the OPS for consideration of other opportunities in the OPS.

Personal information will be shared in an identifiable format with the OPS Indigenous Equity Branch exclusively 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. Information will be retained by the Internships Unit, Treasury Board Secretariat and will be protected in accordance with the principles of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have any questions about the collection and management of your personal information, you may contact the Internships Unit, Treasury Board Secretariat at:

By completing this attestation, you are consenting to the OPS collecting and using your personal information as indicated in this Notice of Collection and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You agree that you are 16 years of age or over, have read and understand this Notice and Consent, and any information you provide will be true and accurate.

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Other Summer Opportunities

We offer a variety of summer jobs in diverse career fields. See what summer opportunities are currently available!

Also, check out all the other student and new professional opportunities offered within the Ontario Public Service.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 615 John St N, Aylmer, West Region or 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region or 4890 Victoria Ave N, Vineland, West Region or 50 Bloomington Rd W, Aurora, Central Region or 2284 Nursery Rd, Midhurst, Central Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 10 Campus Dr, Kemptville, East Region or 51 Heakes Ln, Kingston, East Region or 31 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, East Region or 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • • These temporary internship positions are 12-month contracts from the start date of your position.
    • 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.
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 Tuesday, March 26, 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.

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Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code .
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