Summer Employment Opportunities

How to apply for a summer job at the Ministry of Natural Resources, including Ontario Parks – through the Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program – for high school, college and university students. 

 

How it works 

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) offers hundreds of student jobs every summer.

 

These jobs:

 

• pay $10.25 - $11.10 an hour
• are for 7-16 weeks, depending on what the position is
• run between May 1 and Labour Day

 

Many of the jobs are in Ontario Parks, under the job title "Park Ranger". Some of the parks offer staff house accommodations

 

Who is eligible 

 

You are eligible if you are:

 

• a student
• a resident of Ontario
• legally able to work in Canada.

 

Many of the jobs also require you to be 15-24 years of age (up to 29 for persons with a disability).

 

Types of jobs

 

MNR offers summer jobs in three categories:

 

• outdoor (including Ontario Parks)
• specific sites (e.g. laboratories)
• office jobs

 

Check out all the opportunities available at MNR.

 

When to apply 

 

There are two posting periods. Each features different types of jobs, so be sure to check both.

 

Posting period 1:  February 14 – March 2, 2014
Posting period 2:  March 21 – April 6 

 

How to apply 

  • Step 1: Go to OPS Careers and click on "Apply Now".  Click on “Select Job Category” and choose “Student summer employment opportunities at MNR/Parks” or "Student summer employment opportunities" (some of these positions are also at MNR).
  • Step 2: Fill out the online application. You will be required to outline your qualifications/skills and any relevant volunteer/paid work experience. You are NOT required to submit a cover letter or résumé.
  • Step 3: Submit your application. You will receive a confirmation email if it is received successfully. Disregard the reference to submitting a cover letter and résumé. 

Application deadline

 

Varies, depending on the job you apply for. 

 

Selection process  

  • Step 1: Your application is carefully reviewed after the deadline date.
  • Step 2: Leading candidates are invited to an interview in 6-8 weeks.
  • Step 3: Successful applicants are contacted. 

For other great summer jobs, please check out our Stewardship Youth Ranger Program as well.

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