Working for the ministry

Joining the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) is a unique opportunity to play a role in promoting the laws that facilitate health, safety, fairness and stability within Ontario workplaces. At the MLITSD there are many opportunities for you to grow and develop your career, along with new and challenging work experiences. We strive to be one of the best employers and attract exceptional individuals.

This is your chance to be a part of an enforcement team to help protect the workers of Ontario. If you are interested in making a positive impact in the lives of Ontario workers, we want to hear from you.

Employment standards officer positions

The ministry is hiring 47 positions.

Nine permanent bilingual positions in:

  • Toronto — 1 position at 5001 Yonge Street
  • Scarborough — 1 position at 2275 Midland Avenue
  • Ottawa — 1 position at 347 Preston Street
  • Kingston — 2 positions at 51 Heakes Lane
  • Thunder Bay — 1 position at 435 James Street South
  • Sudbury — 2 positions at 159 Cedar Street
  • South Porcupine — 1 position at 5520 Highway 101 East

Thirty-eight permanent unilingual positions in:

  • Mississauga — 5 positions at 1290 Central Parkway West
  • Newmarket — 5 positions at 17345 Leslie Street
  • Toronto — 12 positions at 5001 Yonge Street
  • Scarborough — 2 positions at 2275 Midland Avenue
  • Ottawa — 2 positions at 347 Preston Street
  • Kingston — 1 position at 51 Heakes Lane
  • Peterborough — 1 position at 300 Water Street
  • Hamilton — 1 position at 119 King Street West
  • Windsor — 2 positions at 4510 Rhodes Drive
  • London — 4 permanent positions at:
    • 217 York Street, London or
    • 4273 King Street East, Kitchener
  • Thunder Bay — 1 position at 435 James Street South, Thunder Bay
  • North Bay — 1 position at 200 First Avenue
  • Sault Ste. Marie — 1 position at 70 Foster Drive

Job details

Job title: Employment Standards Officer
Organization: Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development
Salary: $1,487.17 — $1,828.66 weekly
Job term: Permanent
Job code: 05523 — Employment Standards Auditor 2
Job ID: 209919

About the job

Find out more about working as an employment standards officer.

You may also complete the self-assessment form to see if you meet some important qualifications for the job. This is for personal use only and does not need to be included in your application.

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply for the job:

  1. Complete the application form for the employment standards officer position. Once completed, press submit. You will receive an acknowledgement email with a copy of your application attached for your records.
  2. If you experience any issues accessing the form or submitting the form, please contact
  3. (Optional) You may also complete the self-assessment questionnaire to help you determine if this job is right for you. This is a tool for your use only and does not need to be submitted with your application.
  4. If you have applied for the position of Employment Standards Officer position in the past, you must apply again to be considered, and indicate on your application that you have applied in the past.
  5. Make sure you complete the:
    • mandatory qualification questions at the beginning of the form
    • location preference at the end of the form
    • If these are not complete, we will not consider your application.

We will not accept late applications. We will not consider resumes or information in formats other than the application form. Be sure to review instructions for completing the application form.

Employment accommodations

The Ontario Public Service is committed to providing accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. We encourage you to identify and discuss any potential accommodation needs. If you require or wish to discuss employment accommodation, please email us at


Ontario is home to an increasingly diverse population and public service. The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to an accessible, equitable and diverse workplace that is representative of the people we serve.

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.

After you apply

After the application deadline closes, there are several steps in the recruitment process for employment standards officers. At each step in the process, we will notify you whether you have passed that step or not. Please note that there may be changes to the steps and timelines during the recruitment process. Applicants will be notified of any changes.

The entire recruitment process may take up to three months to complete.

Step 1: Screening

We review and screen application forms that are correctly completed and submitted before the deadline. We select applicants for the next phase of the recruitment process whose experience, skills, knowledge and abilities best meet the job qualifications and requirements.

Step 2: Behavioural assessment and interview

If successful in the screening process, applicants will be assessed and interviewed regarding the core competencies of the role. The interview is scheduled for up to 60 minutes and focuses on personal suitability for the job. We will ask you questions that require you to provide examples from your work experience.

Step 3: Technical assessment and interview

There are two parts to the technical stage which will assess your knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • oral interview asking questions about your knowledge, skills and technical abilities (scheduled for up to one hour)
  • final written assignment (scheduled for up to one hour)

Step 4: Reference check

We will provide you with a reference check consent form to complete and return at the technical interview stage. You must provide references from current and past employment.

Step 5: Employee corporate file reviews (OPS employees only)

If you are successful and an OPS employee, we will complete an employee corporate file review.

Step 6: Enhanced security screening check

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment screening checks policy, the top candidates must undergo an enhanced security screening check. This includes a:

  • criminal record check
  • driver records check (at time of hire)

The recruitment unit will assist in this process.

How we evaluate the screening check results

If you have a record under the Criminal Code, or other federal offence records, it does not mean you are automatically ineligible for the position. We will only review and evaluate the screening checks to make a security clearance decision. We will consider the details of your screening checks in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position you applied for. We will maintain screening check records and keep them strictly confidential.

If you are successful

If you are a successful candidate, we will contact you with a verbal offer of employment. If you accept, we will send you an appointment letter that will include information, such as:

  • your start date
  • position classification
  • starting salary

Job offers are conditional on a successful enhanced security screening check.

The salary for this position is identified in the job ad and is part of a collective agreement. All successful candidates who do not currently work in the Ontario Public Service will be hired at the start of the salary range. All successful candidates who are currently working in the Ontario Public Service will be hired according to collective agreement policy.

New hires undergo a mandatory and intensive 4 to 5 month training program that includes both virtual and in person training. This training may also require travel.

Successful candidates who do not currently work in the Ontario Public Service will enter a mandatory 9-month probationary period starting at date of hire. 

Contact us

For all inquiries, please email us at