Why Work for the Government/Public Service?
- According to the 2012 Statistics Canada survey, over 1.4 million Canadians were employed directly by federal, provincial, and local governments
- There are also over 1.9 million positions in other public institutions including health and social service institutions (including hospitals), and educational institutions and an additional 300,000 positions in government enterprises
- Public Services are considered relatively stable employers, demonstrated by many long-serving employees
- There is a tremendous variety of positions available in the government from virtually every career area and in all geographic regions
Jobs with the Federal Government
- Federal Summer Work Employment Program( FSWEP) – Advertises over 7000 summer jobs for students
- Post-Secondary Recruitment Program – This campaign focusses on hiring new graduates in various departments. Positions are typically advertised in the early fall, to start working 8-12 months later
- Post-Secondary Cooperative Education and Internship Program
- Public Service Commission of Canada – Posts opportunities for positions in the federal government
- Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) – Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) targets and recruits exceptional candidates into mid- to senior-level policy positions in the Public Service of Canada. The program is designed to attract top-level professionals and graduates, from an array of disciplines, who have the drive and potential to shape the future of Canada's public policy landscape
- Research Affiliate Program (RAP) – RAP provides post-secondary students with opportunities to conduct innovative research and gain experience with federal organizations
Jobs with the Provincial Government
- Ontario Public Service Careers
- Government of Ontario Internships and Co-ops
- Government of Ontario Jobs Program for People Under 30
- Government of Ontario Summer Jobs
- Ontario Internship Program (OIP) – The Ontario Internship Program is a paid, two-year, entry-level employment opportunity that offers you career development in key professional fields across the Ontario Public Service. The deadline for the OIP is usually in early-mid January
Jobs with the Municipal Government
- City of Toronto Jobs – (you will be directed to brainhunter.com)
- City of Toronto Parks and Recreation
- York Region Employment
- City of Markham Jobs
- City of Vaughan Jobs
- Region of Durham Employment
- City of Pickering Jobs
- Town of Whitby Jobs
Jobs with Government Boards and Agencies
There are thousands of boards and agencies in Canada. Please research each individual board and agency to determine their hiring process.
City of Toronto Boards and Agencies – (in the Search box type in “Directory of Agencies and Corporations”)
Need more help? Please visit the AA&CC and set-up an appointment with a career counsellor or employment coach.
Please note: While every effort is made to avoid errors, information is subject to change. This tip sheet is intended as an informational document only.
Last update: September 2014