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 Northern Development and Mines. 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 Ring of Fire Aboriginal Community and Stakeholder Relations team, bring your knowledge of Indigenous culture, project management and research skills, and apply your communication skills by:

• providing project planning and implementation in support of the ministry’s Indigenous initiatives
• engaging with Indigenous communities and other ministries and clients
• tracking project activities, including reviewing and monitoring project progress, key deliverables, timelines and budgets
• assisting in the development of workshops and preparation of presentations, work plans, briefings and reports
• conducting research and analysis for program initiatives and participating in the development of standards, processes and performance measures
• participating in various committees and working groups

Location: Thunder Bay

How do I qualify?


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

Specialized knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of Indigenous culture, governance, community perspectives and political dynamics.
    • You have knowledge of lands, resources and economic development issues and trends in Ontario.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You can provide and exchange information as well as prepare and present briefing and communications material.
    • You can participate and contribute to committees and projects.

Project management and organizational skills:

  • You can plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.
    • You can assist with the planning and delivery of meetings and workshops.

Research and analytical skills:

  • You can conduct research and environmental scans, and analyze and compile information/data.
    • You have knowledge of performance measurement methodologies and evaluation techniques.

Computer skills:

  • You are proficient in common software applications to prepare presentations and reports, conduct analysis, and perform research on the internet/intranet.View Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Indigenous Self-Identification

    Your interest in working for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is greatly appreciated. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

AMENDED – Closing date has been extended to November 10, 2017.

Salary Range: $1,113.90 – $1,308.50 per week

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 435 South James St, Thunder Bay, North Region

Please apply online, only, by Friday, November 10, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 112473 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.