Strategies for Getting Hired within the Ontario Public Service

Meet professionals who do the hiring, gain insight into the field and get strategies and tips on:

  • What kinds of positions and roles there are within the Ontario Public Service Sector;
  • What kinds of skills and knowledge are required;
  • What the recruitment process is like;
  • How to make connections within the field;
  • What is involved in the application process, e.g. specific hiring dates, materials required;
  • What to expect during the interview; and
  • How to succeed on the job.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on Experience York (you will be able to sign in using your Passport York).

Participating Panelists

Roman Corpuz, Director

Ministry of Transportation

The Labour and Transportation I+IT Cluster is a division of the Ministry of Transportation. Our organization is aligned with our partner ministries’ programs and services to help them to deliver their mandates through modern, high quality, cost-efficient and sustainable IT services. My branch specifically is a key strategic and delivery partner in transforming MTO into a digital and data-driven organization.

Lisa Robertson, Manager, Talent Acquisition Branch

Ontario Public Service
AlumniIcon BA, Social Science, 1990

The Government of Ontario includes ministries, agencies and Crown corporations. Its workforce of 60,000+ public servants is called the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

The OPS:

  • Helps the government of the day to develop and deliver policies and programs
  • Is politically neutral and remains in place through elections
  • Works in many different areas (e.g., policy, communications and program delivery)
  • Is governed by the rules set out in the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006

Scott Allardyce, Senior Policy Advisor

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BA, MA, School of Public Policy and Administration, 2017

My Ministry has the responsibility to assist students and graduates with disabilities to find meaningful employment. We provide many services at no cost to help job seekers with disabilities get into the labour market.

Jim Cassimatis, Assistant Deputy Minister

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
AlumniIcon Alumnus: BA, Public Administration, 1988

Upon completing a Specialized Honours BA in public policy and administration, Jim obtained a Master of Public Administration at Dalhousie University.

Jim has over 30 years of experience in the Ontario Public Service having served in many roles and in multiple ministries. He is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Enterprise Business Services Division at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.