Opportunities for students with The Ontario Public Service

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The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is known to offer various positions for Student Summer Jobs for the students who are interested in developing new skills and gaining experience. We work to bring you closer to your career goals. The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program can help you develop new skills as the candidates work with one of our ministries, provincial agencies, or community groups serving Ontarians across the province. Each year, the company offers thousands of full-time positions for students and new graduates, with contracts ranging from 7-18 weeks between May and September.

Student Summer Jobs: Job Description

Division: Various
City: Any City
Job Term: 1 Temporary (Thousands of opportunities available across Ontario; contracts ranging from 7-18 weeks over the summer.)
Job Code: Student 1 – Student Level 1, Student 2 – Student Level 2
Salary: $15.50 – $16.35 Per Hour
Note: Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Understanding the job and – definitions
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 186517

Student Summer Jobs: Job Position In Departments

  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Business, Finance and Communication
  • Customer and Client Services
  • Engineering, Maintenance and Trades
  • Environment and Wildlife
  • IT and Information Management
  • Perk and Recreation
  • Policy and Programs
  • Science and Specialized Fields
  • Social and Community Services

Student Summer Jobs: Benefits

  • The candidates get a learning opportunity, whether he/she wants to learn business skills, use their French language skills, help out in a lab, or work outdoors.
  • The candidates get to put the knowledge you’ve acquired at school into action.
  • The candidates get to enhance their skills and expand their network by working on projects, leading initiatives, and sharing their ideas. Transfer the skills he/she learns to the future school and work experiences.
  • In addition to advancing professional and personal skills, the candidates also get an opportunity to give back to the community.

Student Summer Jobs: Application Deadlines

  • Closing dates for the applications can vary, depending on the job type. The candidate has to refer to the specific job ad to confirm the closing date for the job(s) you are applying to.
  • The deadline date for each job ad is located at the top left-hand corner of the job ad. (by saying APPLY BY)
    All job ads posts get closed at 11:59 PM on the closing date specified on the job ad.

Note: Late applications will not be accepted.

Note: If you have difficulty submitting your application, please contact SEO@ontario.ca during the posting period. We cannot provide assistance regarding the submission of your application after the job ad deadline date.

Student Summer Jobs: Application Acceptance

  • Candidates or students must apply directly to job ads on the Ontario Public Service Careers website, must consider for jobs advertised.

Note: When needed for disability related accommodation in order to complete your application, please contact SEO@ontario.ca in advance of the posting deadline.

Student Summer Jobs: Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have a “student” status. A student can be termed as someone enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or has graduated within the past six months.
  • The candidate must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Certain positions require the students to be at least 18 years old. Apart from this, there is no maximum age limit for applying to summer student positions.
  • The candidate must be living in the province of Ontario during the term of employment.
  • The candidate must be entitled to work in Canada. The candidates are required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Note: The candidates are required to indicate their student status and age in the online application form.

Student Summer Jobs: Application Submission Process

  • To apply for the Summer Employment Opportunities Program, the candidate must submit one application for each student job you want to be considered for. There is no limit to the number of SEO jobs you can apply to.
  • The candidate needs to visit the Summer Employment Opportunities job board to submit an application.
  • The candidate has to select the job type he/she wants to apply for
  • The candidate has to complete the application process before deadline
  • Lastly with clicking on Click apply! The candidate should then be redirected to the confirmation splash page to confirm their application was successfully received. At that time, the candidate will be provided with a link to complete a brief application survey.

Note: The data collected in the survey helps identify opportunities to improve the program and address potential barriers in the recruitment process. Feedback provided in the survey is anonymous and will help contribute to our efforts to build a more diverse, inclusive, and accessible Ontario Public Service.

Note: The candidate must attach one document with your application. It is recommended to attach a cover letter and resume (maximum of 5 pages in PDF, Microsoft Word, Rich Text (.rtf) or Plain Text (.txt)) as it is a key screening tool used by managers. Review on resume and assistance for application is available on the website.

Student Summer Jobs: Application Submission

  • After submission, the candidate gets directed to a “Thank you for applying” page after receipt of his/her submission.

Note: If a contact email is provided in the application, the candidate will also receive a confirmation email (remember to check the junk and/or spam mail folders). Check junk/spam while the complete application process, as email update in regards to application doesn’t get missed out.

Note: If the submission confirmation is not received, it is suggested to submit the application again.

Student Summer Jobs: Selection Process (Interview)

  • The resume screening time can take around 4 to 12 weeks
    Only the shortlisted applicants will be called for the interview
  • If the applicants are called for interview of multiple positions, they can take all the interviews, yet accept the offer letter of one, also inform the same to other interviewers

Things To Be Kept In Mind For The Interview:

  • The candidate should make sure to collect all relevant information you need to know to attend the interview: Virtual/in-person, location/address, date/time, which position/ministry, contact person, etc.
  • The candidate should conduct research on the ministry, branch and program.
  • The candidate should arrive on time for the interview. The work attire can vary per location, but business-attire is usually considered appropriate for an office job interview
  • The candidate should make sure to highlight their individual skills and experience including school, volunteer and work. Think about why you are the best person for the job

Note: The interviews conducted in the OPS are conducted in a formal panel setting.

Note: If the candidate is unable to attend the interview or needs to reschedule, he/she should make sure to contact the hiring manager at least 24 hours in advance.

Student Summer Jobs: Current Job Opportunities

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How to Apply

To check the current job opportunities, the candidates need to follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Firstly, Go to the Job Alerts (Opens in a new tab) page
    Then enter name and email address
  • Later, under the “Job Category” section, select “Student Summer Employment Opportunities” (to be alerted of student positions, under the “minimum salary” section, select “<$40,000”)
  • Lastly, click on submit



We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected, and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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