The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Ontario Internship Program and the upcoming launch of the Summer Employment Opportunities Program
These programs provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain knowledge, develop skills, and build relationships that will strengthen their future employment prospects in the labour market, while contributing to Ontario’s diverse and inclusive public service
Ontario Internship Program
The Ontario Internship Program (OIP) provides one-year internship opportunities to post-secondary graduates who have graduated within the past two years from a recognized or legally authorized college or university. Eligibility is extended up to five years post-graduation for candidates who identify as:
To be eligible to participate, candidates must also be: legally entitled to work in Canada; living in the province of Ontario during the term of employment; and not currently an OIP intern and have not been an OIP intern previously.
The 2022 application period for eligible graduates is now open; the deadline to apply is 12:00 p.m. EST on February 25, 2022. Candidates can apply online. Placements begin on August 29, 2022.
Summer Employment Opportunities Program
The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) Program provides up to 5,000 high school and post-secondary students with summer employment between May and September.
To be eligible to participate in the program, students must be:
currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution or graduated no earlier than December 2021
at least 15 years old
living in Ontario during their summer placement
legally entitled work in Canada.
Job ads for the 2022 summer opportunities will be posted on February 28, 2022 and can be accessed through the OPS careers portal.
OIP and SEO invite all interested and eligible 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.
Interested applicants can visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy, OPS Accessibility Plan, 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.
Questions for OIP can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions for the Summer Employment Opportunities can be sent to SEO@ontario.ca