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Finance Graduate Program

Are you a High Performing Graduate Interested in Municipal Finance?

Start your career in York Region’s Accelerated Advancement Program for Analysts (Triple A) graduate program where you can work on innovative public sector finance for a Regional municipality.

The Triple A program invests in talented and dedicated new graduates from a Master’s Program who are looking for the opportunity to start and accelerate their careers at the local level of government. This program provides invaluable experience to explore a variety of career opportunities in municipal finance.

What is the Triple A program?

The Triple A program is a paid, two-year entry-level program for aspiring public service professionals. As a program participant, associate analysts join a variety of branches/units in the Finance Department for a rotation term. These rotations provide the opportunity to obtain diversified experience in public sector finance. Triple A participants contribute to the policy development and analysis process, project management activities, and the delivery of departmental programs and services.

Next round of applications will open in September 2020.

Program participants will receive

  • A two-year opportunity work with experienced professionals who are leaders in their respective fields; this is extended to 30 months for participants in our CPA Ontario-accredited Pre-Approved Program Route
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Personal learning and development courses
  • Skill development training courses
  • Mentorship with professionals in your chosen stream (accounting, economics or public policy)

Participants are supported by a wide network of peers, supervisors, managers, coaches, buddies, and mentors to guide and enrich professional and personal growth.

  • Active involvement with departmental events
  • Active involvement with corporate programs, including the GenNext Cabinet & TROY Toastmasters


Image of women standing outside York Region administration centre in business dress.“The Triple A program has allowed me to develop skills, knowledge and capabilities that I can without a doubt apply throughout my career. The program has helped me develop both professionally and personally through its emphasis on continuous learning and training and by allowing me to establish networks throughout the organization and work with passionate and enthusiastic individuals. Due to the rotational nature of the program, I have been able to work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects that expose me to different areas of municipal finance. I believe that the opportunities afforded to me in this program have been and will be invaluable as I continue to progress in my career.”


Image of man standing outside York Region administration centre in business dress“As a recent graduate and newcomer to the work environment I have multiple questions in mind: “How will I be able to apply what I studied? What other learning opportunities and advancements are there for me? What’s the best way to start my career?” York Region constantly gives me insights that help answer these questions and make well informed decisions as I progress in my career. The vast number of projects, growing initiatives and additional job opportunities guarantee that I use the skillset and talents I have and bring my knowledge to the team. Close interaction with upper-management allows me to present my work to highly influential decision makers and experience the significance my work has. Continuous learning provided by the Region, makes it simple to select from the large number of courses and certificates to enhance highly demanded technical skills, communication skills and organization skills, to mention a few.  Personal mentors and colleagues encourage and take part in my journey for self-development to take on and surpass challenging tasks. Networking events and close collaboration with “buddies”, mentors and colleagues always give me opportunities to connect with professionals, discuss common interests and act on new ideas. The Dragon’s Den competition and new United Way initiatives to help improve our community allow me to explore many branches in my journey to a perfect career.”


Image of women standing outside York Region administration centre in business dress“York Region provides a great opportunity to put my education to practical use. I was attracted to York Region because of their new graduate program. The program allows me to gain experience in different roles, supporting a variety of business units in a growing and vibrant Region. York Region is a progressive organization, comprised of intelligent, supportive individuals, who have made my transition into the workplace seamless. I work with a great team in an exciting and dynamic environment, taking on interesting, forward-looking assignments. In my time at the Region I have had the opportunity to develop my skills through a variety of corporate wide courses. From project management to process mapping I am able to develop new and existing skills through the courses offered by the Region. I am looking forward to my future with York Region and all of the possibilities it offers me.”


Image of man standing outside York Region administration centre in business dress“The Triple A program provides a wonderful platform for young people to gain a diverse array of skills and experiences. As a resident of York Region for more than a decade, Triple A program is a fantastic opportunity to contribute my skills in enhancing the economic and social well-being of my community. After graduating from the University of Oxford, I chose the Triple A program because of this incredible chance to serve my community. It has been a great experience in expanding my horizon in information technology, policy development and public finance. I really appreciate this chance to work with amazing people and to gain experiential learning. Through the phenomenal support and guidance from the program, my placement and mentorship, I have learned to understand the needs and interests of our stakeholders in delivering better services to our citizens.”


Image of man standing outside York Region administration centre in business dress“I have benefitted immensely from the Triple A program since joining eight months ago. In addition to the flexibility to rotate between various Finance Department branches, I have been able to benefit from invaluable direction from my mentor and managers in the pursuit of my CPA professional designation. The combination of an excellent work-life balance and concern for my professional success makes the Triple A program a particularly rewarding experience for me.”


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