City of Toronto


Grow your skills, knowledge and career

If you're looking to build a rewarding career, the City of Toronto is the place for you. With so many diverse and challenging projects, there's no limit to what you can achieve. Our open and collaborative culture means there is always someone willing to help and mentor you as you continue to develop your skills and knowledge.

Co-op placements

The City of Toronto offers a number of different co-op programs in various divisions throughout the year. The following is a sampling of some of the fields of study where students may do a placement:

  • Nursing
  • GIS Mapping
  • Human Resources
  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Service Caseworker
  • Information and Technology
  • Career and Work Counsellor
  • Fleet Maintenance Apprenticeship Program
  • Engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical)
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Internship programs

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Program

At the City of Toronto, the Toronto Water Division has created the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) program to harness the talent of bright minds and to provide specific Toronto Water engineering experience to recent graduates. The ultimate goal is for Toronto Water to create a pool of highly qualified Engineers with Toronto Water specific knowledge while at the same time helping new graduates obtain their PEO required work experience.

The program includes quarterly reviews to ensure that an EIT program participant is "on the right track" in meeting the Professional Engineers Ontario licensing requirements.

Following successful completion of the program, there is a six-month period from the contract end-date for the employee to find a Professional Engineering position (temporary or permanent), within a City division.

In an effort to reach graduates from schools with well-established engineering programs, the Toronto Water Division will promote the EIT Program and provide promotional materials to co-op coordinators/employment services at various Universities across Ontario. The next intake will be in 2017.

For more information on the Toronto Water EIT Program, contact Ian Kennedy, People Services Consultant,

Summer Policy Master's Interns

This position provides research, analysis and project support assistance to senior staff in analyzing corporate and/or operational policy issues, formulating research objectives and designing and developing research projects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Students requiring a field placement in a policy function as part of their Master's program can apply. Recruitment for the 2015 Summer Policy Internship Program has now closed. Please check with your career centre to see if there is a program offered through your school for summer 2016.

Summer opportunities

Summer opportunities are posted early in the year and applicants who have completed their studies are welcome to apply.

These opportunities provide a paid placement during the summer in a variety of divisions and can be a starting point for a candidate looking for experience to start their career.


Other programs

Toronto Urban Fellows Program

The Toronto Urban Fellows program provides talented new professionals with an intensive introduction to the governance, operations and administration of Canada's largest city through a combination of full-time work experience and a series of seminars, tours and workshops. Urban Fellows make important contributions to the City of Toronto's policy and research agenda, provide fresh perspectives on complex issues, and undertake essential program development and evaluation activities. Watch for information on the 2015-2016 program.

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