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How to Get a Job in the Ontario Government As Student or Recent Graduate

By Edited Feb 5, 2016 0 0

It's a scary process, you're either almost finished your program in college or you've recently graduate and are still looking for work.

Have you considered working for the government? Particularly have you ever considered finding work with the Ontario Government? As students and recent graduates you are the key demographic that the OPS want to fire and there are numerous of options available to you to get in.

Government jobs tend to be more stable and mostly are in a unionized environment. Though the wages are not as competitive as their private sector counterparts, the pension and benefits tend to make up for this. So if you're someone looking to switch career focuses or if you're a student or graduate looking to move towards a direction of public service, this article might be for you.

There's always perceive that the only possible way of getting a government job is to be know someone who's already working with them. While it may help to know someone, there are other options as students and new graduates out there that you can go through.

The following are the different options.

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Ontario Internship Program

Salary: Ranges from $43,000 up to $50,000

Time of the Year to apply: January

Program Duration: Two years

Number of Work Hours: 36.25 per week

Tools to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Completing application questionnaire
  • Patience and great attitude
  • Prep-Interview skills

The Ontario Internship Program is a program geared towards students who have graduated with a degree/certificate/diploma within the past two years. The program provides interns with the opportunity to work within their professional fields. The following are the areas that are available to work in:

  • Business
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Information and Information Technology
  • Labour Relations
  • Policy Development
  • Program and Service Delivery
  • Project Management

Interns will complete a rotation after one year to gain valuable experience and more importantly learn how to work within a government environment.

Post Secondary Co-op Education in the OPS

Salary: Ranges from $34,000 up to $57,000 (based on graduated scale)

Time of the Year to apply: Year-round

Program Duration: Six terms at four-months each in duration

Number of work Hours: 36.25 per week

Tools to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Completing application questionnaire
  • Patience and great attitude
  • Prep-Interview skills

The Post Secondary Co-op Education program is a program provides students with placements in the Ontario Public Service. This program works in part with the co-op education offices across Ontario.

More information on the program as well as details on how to connect to your co-op coordinator can be found on the Education at Work website.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Salary: Minimum Wage (Ranges from $10.25 to $11.10)

Times of the Year to apply: Two application times February and March

Number of Work Hours: 36.25 per week

Program Duration: May to June

Requirements: Have Student Status, Resident of Ontario, between the ages of 15-24 and up to 29 for those with a disability

Tools to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Completing application questionnaire
  • Patience and great attitude

The Summer Employment Opportunities or Summer Experience Program as it was called in past years is a program designed to provide students either in the final year of high school or any year of university gain experience in a work environment. Students are placed in an office, outdoor, or unique environment depending on their choices, and they are provided a learning opportunity. Not only do they receive hands on training, but they will learn how to work and interact with others in work environment.

So those are two options to get you started in finding job with the Ontario Government if you're a student or a recent graduate. For more details and insider tips you can check out further resources such as the OPS Careers website.

Remember the options are out there, but main attitude to have in your job search is be patient and persistent.



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