Summer Employment Opportunities Program – Apply here for all 2023 student summer jobs!
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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 7-18 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 and to APPLY TODAY!
Note: All ads were posted on November 30, 2022. However, each job ad may have a different application deadline. Be sure to submit an application before the closing date indicated on each ad.
Business, Finance, and Communications
Business and Finance Jobs (includes: Business and Finance Assistant, Finance/Risk Assistant)
Engineering, Maintenance, and Trades
Drinking Water Assistant
Maintenance and Trades Jobs (includes: Aircraft Maintenance Assistant, General Maintenance Assistant, General Maintenance Office Clerk, Ontario Place Parks Services/Landscape Technician)
Traffic and Transportation Jobs (includes: Traffic Technician, Transportation Technician)
Environment and Wildlife
Assistant Resource Management Technician
Assistant Water Resources Technician
Fish and Wildlife Jobs (includes: Assistant Fish Culture Technician, Assistant Fisheries Technician, Fish & Wildlife Assistant, Aquatic/Wildlife Biologist)
IT and Information Management
Information Technology Jobs (includes: IT Systems Assistant, Natural Heritage Information Technician, Technical IT Assistant, Web Development Assistant)
Information Management Jobs (includes: Information Management Assistant, Library and Information Management Assistant)
Policy and Programs
Policy and Analysis Jobs (includes: Policy and Programs Assistant, Policy Research Assistant)
Science and Specialized Fields
Agriculture Jobs (includes: Agricultural Field Information Assistant, Agricultural Geomatics Assistant)
Social and Community Services
OPP Community and Indigenous Policing Jobs (includes: OPP Community Policing Assistant, OPP Indigenous Policing Bureau Assistant)
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):
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).
Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.
Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.
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.
Application: You must submit an application online through the job ads listed above. Your application should describe how you meet 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 New 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.
- 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.
You will receive a confirmation splash page verifying receipt of your application when it has been successfully received. You will only receive an email confirmation if you have entered your email address in the application. If you do not receive a confirmation splash page, it is likely that your application was not successfully received and it is recommended that you resubmit your application. If that still does not result in a confirmation, please contact SEO@ontario.ca during the posting period. We cannot provide assistance with submitting your application after the job ad deadline date.
- You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
- Your application must describe how you meet the eligibility criteria, skills, knowledge and experience. This information is used to determine who will be invited for an interview.
- You must be 15 years of age or older as of the first day of employment (between May and July). There are some positions that require you to be at least 18 years of age or older. Please refer to Job Ad for specific age requirements.
- You must be a resident of Ontario.
- You must be eligible to work in Canada.
- You must be enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or are within six months of graduation on the first day of employment, e.g. if you graduated in December, you can apply to and start a summer student position in the Ontario Public Service up until June of that year.
- If you require accommodation to apply, or to complete this application form, please contact us at SEO@ontario.ca.
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Check out the Youth website to learn more about Summer Employment Opportunities.
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.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
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.
Les annonces d’emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.