Policy Intern

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Apply By: Friday, May 31, 2019 11:59 pm EDT


Organization: Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

Division: Indigenous Relations and Programs Division – Indigenous and Ministry Relationship Branch

City: Toronto

Job Term: 1 Temporary contract for 12 months

Job Code: 1A007 – Policy01

Salary: $49,077.00 – $63,254.00 Per Year

Posting Status: Open Targeted

Job ID: 135223

Experience working in the Ontario Public Service – grow your future. The OPS is dedicated to recruiting and advancing top talent while building a diverse public service that is reflective of Ontario’s population and communities. This exciting opportunity offers recent Indigenous post-secondary graduates the opportunity to develop their careers and gain valuable work experience with one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Bring your knowledge, experience and perspectives to the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. Working with a team of engaged professionals and dedicated leaders, you’ll take the next step in your career in a dynamic environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, competitive salary, mentorship, learning and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As part of the team with the Indigenous and Ministry Relationship Branch, where your focus will be policy work related to IAO’s operational consultation guidance to support ministries’ informational needs and requests; and, emergency and social emergency preparedness and response in partnership with First Nations. you will:

  • assist and support various projects and studies
  • conduct research and analysis for program initiatives and assist in the preparation of options and proposals
  • assist with the preparation of communication and implementation plans
  • participate on various committees and working/project groups

How do I qualify?


  • You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
  • You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

Analytical and research skills:

  • You can provide research support to projects and branch initiatives.
  • You can gather and analyze information to support the development of recommendations and resolutions to issues.
  • You have the ability to acquire knowledge of the policy process.

Oral and written communication skills:

  • You can prepare and present various documents (i.e., presentations, reports, summaries).
  • You can clearly and concisely communicate information and recommendations.

Interpersonal and teamwork skills:

  • You can establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders at varying levels to seek and exchange information.
  • You can participate and contribute to working groups.

Planning and organizational skills:

• You are able to plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.

Computer skills:

• You are proficient in common software applications such as Word, PowerPoint, spreadsheet applications to draft documents and reports, prepare presentations, conduct analysis, and perform research on the internet. View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

Additional Information:

Address: 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 160 Bloor St E, Toronto, Toronto Region

Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

Schedule: 6

Category: Policy and Analysis

Posted on: Friday, May 3, 2019

How to apply:

1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.

2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.

3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.

4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.

5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, May 31, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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