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We received 87 applications for this job opportunity.

All applications received on or before the closing date are screened against the qualifications outlined below. Applicants who meet the qualifications will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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Come build the future of the government!

Join the Ontario Digital Service (ODS) and help build the teams that are delivering the future of government services. The ODS is reimagining government services for the digital age, focusing on improving the overall online experience for people and businesses.

People are at the heart of the ODS mission to ensure government works for everyone. As a co-op student on the ODS Talent Team, you will play an important role in the attraction, engagement and retention of the ODS' greatest asset, our people.

Our co-op students have a growth mindset, are excited to try new things, work iteratively and are enthusiastic about supporting Ontario's digital government mandate.

As a Talent co-op, you will be an essential member of our Talent Team. We are a flexible, small and fun team whose mission is to attract, nurture and accelerate top talent by fostering a positive employee experience and inclusive work environment. We provide a testing ground to cultivate digital talent and digital talent practices throughout the broader government. During your placement, you will have one-on-one mentorship from leading experts who will provide advice, continuous guidance and the autonomy to work in the way that works for you.

Why join the team?

As part of the ODS, you will have access to a one-of-a-kind team of designers and technologists who are shaping the future of government. You will belong to a forward-thinking, inclusive organization that delivers public services and products, every day. Learn more about the Ontario Digital Service and the way we work.

We offer

  • work that makes an impact on society;
  • hands-on learning and development opportunities;
  • open and inclusive work environment;
  • flexible work arrangements; and,
  • exposure to other areas outside of Talent (i.e. experience design, content design, product management, data, analytics and technology).

Responsibilities at a glance

  • Work on a variety of user-centered human resource initiatives and projects to help attract and retain digital talent across the organization.
  • Assist with new hire onboarding and orientation, such as: collecting onboarding documentation, scheduling first day meetings, as well as creating and sending onboarding agendas.
  • Coordinate and assist hiring managers in recruitment activities, including, drafting job ads, scheduling, building interview binders, coordinating interview scheduling, etc.
  • Research talent and human resource best practices within the technology industry and look for opportunities to embed these practices within the organization.
  • Support the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging activities at the organization.
  • Assist in employee engagement including planning and hosting org-wide events, analyzing, and interpreting survey data, etc.
  • Support all other ad-hoc talent-related activities.

What you bring to the team

  • You are enrolled in a post-secondary or graduate coop program, preferably with a Human Resources focus.
  • You have knowledge of human resource management concepts and practices with the ability to apply them on the job.
  • You are an effective communicator and have experience preparing various forms of communications (PowerPoints, Excel charts, project plans, etc.).
  • You work as part of a team but can execute tasks thoroughly and independently, including taking initiative and stepping up to support the team when needed, believing that no task is too big or small!
  • You analyze data and information and aren't afraid to provide recommendations and solutions that are evidence-based.
  • You believe that diversity and inclusion create the conditions for people to achieve the best results, knowing the best ideas come from everywhere and everyone.
  • You have an appetite to learn, innovate and grow.
  • You know when to ask questions and for help when you don't know the answer.

Inclusion and accessibility

The Ontario Digital Service is very serious about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We apply that lens to every piece of our work. We understand how hard it is for students, those returning to work after a gap, or simply looking to transition their career to land a job. Traditional schooling is only one of many paths to knowledge and experience. At the ODS we are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse experiences and backgrounds. If you're interested and feel you're a good fit for the role, we encourage you to apply.

We encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized people, people from diverse ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

The Ontario Digital Service is a remote-friendly organization and encourages productivity and work-life balance. While this position is headquartered at 595 Bay Street in Toronto, we encourage you to apply as flexible work arrangements may be considered.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is also available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know via email at

Job details

  • Job title: Talent Coop
  • Area of government: Ontario Digital Service
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario (hybrid). Headquarters at 595 Bay Street
  • Salary: $667.27 - $889.70 weekly before tax, depending on work term
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Job term: Fall work term. Temporary, with the possibility of extension
  • Hours of work: 36.25hrs/week
  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a cooperative education program approved by an accredited college or university. You must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Start and end dates: January 8th, 2024, to April 26th, 2024

How to apply

If you're interested, skip the cover letter, and send us an email including:

  1. Your resume.
  2. Tell us in 150 words or less about your interest in Talent and HR space and what you hope to bring to the role.
  3. What's the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn't learn from your resume alone? This can be professional and/or personal.
  4. At the ODS, we deeply value diversity, inclusion and belonging. If you feel comfortable sharing, what are your pronouns? (optional)

Submit your application by email to, and put “Hire me - Talent co-op” in the subject line.

Please do not include shortened URLs in your message, because your email will not reach us (e.g.

We're accepting submissions until October 20th by 11:59 p.m EDT. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.