Ontario Internship Program

  • a one-year paid internship program with the Ontario Public Service
  • gain valuable work experience in the public sector
  • make professional contacts
  • applications usually available in January

Indigenous Internship Program

  • up to 1-year internships for people who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) and are post-secondary graduates within the past 5 years
  • opportunities for personal growth, a competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development, and work-life balance
  • internship positions are posted on OPS Careers by participating ministries between February and July

Internships with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)

Eligibility: You are eligible for this program if you are a recent graduate (within four years) of a recognized post-secondary institution, and are eligible to work in Canada.

  • a 12-month paid placement with the ministry in select fields (such as policy specialists, Indigenous liaison and Indigenous relations, biologists, communications, financial management or human resources)
  • get career development training and coaching
  • new internship opportunities posted on OPS Careers in the Spring

Transportation Technician Initiative (engineering tech graduates)

Eligibility: Engineering technicians, or individuals who have obtained similar experience through working in related disciplines. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada eligible to work in Ontario.

  • get a full-time, permanent job with the Ministry of Transportation
  • get 3 years of rotating assignments and work experience

Engineering Development Program

Eligibility: Those who have graduated within the last two years from a four-year University degree in civil or geotechnical engineering and who wish to obtain their Professional Engineers of Ontario License from PEO. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada eligible to work in Ontario.

  • for recent civil and geotechnical engineering graduates
  • help design and build Ontario’s roads and bridges
  • get qualifying experience for an engineering licence and more senior work in the public service