Youth and New Professionals
Greater Toronto's Top Employers 2019
Canada's Best Diversity Employers 2019


We are looking for diverse top talent from across Ontario. Are you a new professional who is ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to work? We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • You want to make a difference: You are passionate about serving the public and helping the citizens of Ontario. You are accountable, responsive and ethical, modelling behaviours that are aligned with the OPS values. You understand the impact that working in the OPS has on the lives of Ontarians.
  • You are curious and love to learn: You have an appetite to learn, innovate and grow personally and professionally. You look for opportunities to integrate data and analytics in your decision making and are flexible and resilient when changes occur.
  • You are people-centred: You act with integrity and operate with an inclusive mindset. You work towards a common purpose and inspire others to align to shared goals. You build relationships and networks through effective communication and collaboration.
  • You solve problems: You identify issues and look for better ways of doing things with the end user in mind. You analyze data and information and aren’t afraid to provide recommendations and solutions that are evidence based. You enjoy coming up with new and original ideas to deliver efficient and effective programs and services.

Focus Area Information

The OIP recruits candidates in 7 focus areas. Each focus area represents a line of work that is essential to serving the people of Ontario. In addition to the above qualifications, each focus area has specific knowledge, skills and abilities that you will be required to demonstrate throughout the recruitment process. You are encouraged to select the focus area that matches your skills and interests when you apply to the program. Check out the various focus areas to learn which stream will provide you with the best opportunity to reach your career goals: