Youth and New Professionals

2021 OIP Recruitment Process and Timelines

Note: Specific dates for each stage of the recruitment process will be posted prior to the Application Submission period.

*Due to the current situation with COVID-19, timelines may be shifted. Continue to check this page for any updates.

Activity Details
How to Apply Application Submission (January 4-20, 2021)
OIP must receive applications by January 20, 2021 before 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time.

Applicants are required to complete the standard online application. Only one application per candidate is accepted.

For additional information on submitting your application, please review Apply Online.
Selection Process Application Screening (January 2021)
Applications are reviewed and assessed against fixed criteria that reflect the skills and abilities that are required for each focus area.

Only the highest scoring candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. Please note if contacted, you must be available to participate in all selection phases for consideration.

Applicants who advance from the screening stage will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities through a variety of assessments.

Written Test (February 2021)
The mandatory written test is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in public service, including analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, organizational awareness and written communication skills.

Written tests are scheduled during the week (Monday-Friday) and will be conducted virtually. No written tests will be conducted on the weekend.

Interviews (March/April 2021)
The interview stage is an opportunity for us to get to know candidates better and allows candidates to showcase their qualifications. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

To support the OIP in identifying a suitable placement, candidates invited to participate in the interview process are required to provide at the time of their interview:
  • a copy of their most current academic transcript
  • a copy of their resume
Job Offers (May/June 2021)*
Conditional job offers will be made to the highest-scoring candidates in each focus area, subject to confirming eligibility prior to start date.

At this time, interns will be requested to contact their Registrar’s Office to request an official transcript or letter be emailed directly to the OIP stating that you have completed all requirements to graduate within the eligibility timelines. Specific instructions will be provided to the successful candidates.

Before an internship is started, all educational requirements related to the degree, diploma, or post-graduate certificate that confirms program eligibility must be completed. Failure to meet program eligibility requirements will result in disqualification and/or rescinding of a conditional job offer.
Onboarding Process Placement Notification (Summer 2021)*
Successful candidates will be notified of their first work placement, manager and location.

Verification Session (Summer 2021)*
The verification session ensures successful candidates meet the program eligibility criteria and the legal requirements to work in Canada. Interns are asked to bring to this session original documents verifying legal entitlement to work in Canada (i.e.: proof of Canadian citizenship, proof of permanent residency in Canada, or work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

This is also an opportunity to prepare documentation required for payroll and administration.

Placements Begin (August 30, 2021)*
Congratulations! Successful candidates will commence their internships on August 30, 2021. An OIP orientation session will follow.