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Student Opportunities


At York Region, we care deeply about our employees – and that includes our students! We are passionate about fostering an ideal learning environment where student contributions are valued and innovation is highly encouraged. Did you know we hire close to 300 students annually? Whether you are seeking a co-op placement or a summer student role (post-secondary or high school), we may have the perfect role for you within one of our seven diverse departments.

York Region supports an environment where students can:

  • Do what they love.
    Our student recruitment process focuses on aligning your career aspirations and interests with a job you’ll enjoy and thrive in.
  • Collaborate.
    Join a team where trust, support for change and open and honest communication is held at the highest-possible standard.
  • Provide value.
    Acquire new – and build on existing – skills through meaningful projects contributing to bettering our community.
  • Grow and develop.
    A career at York Region allows you to explore different facets of your career path or even other areas of interest

In 2020, York Region was also named a Top Employer for Young People in Canada!


Student Eligibility and Application Process

New Summer Students


Summer Student postings are live from December 10, 2019 to January 10, 2020. Opportunities will be posted based on job function/area of study.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student enrolled in FT program (secondary or post-secondary) and must be returning to FT studies after the work term (verification will be requested)
  • Ability to provide appropriate validation based on requirements of the position (i.e. Driver’s Abstract, Police Check, POET etc.)

Duration of Work

Four-month work term during the summer months

Application Process

Interested in a summer student role? Apply today!

To apply for a position:

  1. Create an online profile
  2. Complete the student questionnaire under “My Profile”
  3. Submit your cover letter and/or resume (single document preferred) titled Last name, First name and summer student year

If you already have a profile, log in and make sure all of your information and questionnaire is up-to-date before applying to a student posting.

Timelines

December: Summer student postings go live for new summer students
January: Application screening 
January to March: Interviewing (only those are who are selected will be contacted)
March to April: Verbal offers and offer packages sent
 
Please note that above timelines are approximate and we may interview/offer later, if required.

We thank all applicants for their interest in York Region; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps in the process.

Compensation

Compensation (hourly rate of pay) is determined by internal job level and completed years of post-secondary schooling.


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Returning Summer Students


As a returning student, you do not have to submit an online application. Based on a successful performance appraisal, you will be emailed a summer student package.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student enrolled in FT program (secondary or post-secondary) and must be returning to FT studies after the work term (verification will be requested)
  • Ability to provide appropriate validation based on requirements of the position (i.e. Driver’s Abstract, Police Check, POET etc.)

Duration of Work

Four-month work term during the summer months

Application Process

As a returning student,you do not have to submit an online application. Based on a successful performance appraisal, you will be emailed a summer student package that includes:

  • A letter outlining the returning student application process
  • A mandatory questionnaire and Employment of Relatives declaration form

Returning students do not have to interview unless they are being considered for a different position.

Timelines

November: Returning Packages are sent out to previous summer students
January to February: Verbal offers

Compensation

Compensation (hourly rate of pay) is determined by internal job level and completed years of post-secondary schooling.

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Co-op/Practicum


Eligibility Requirements

Student enrolled in full-time (FT) post-secondary program, with a co-op,  practicum or internship requirement to graduate (verification will be requested.

Duration of Work

Work terms can range from four to 12 months.

Application Process

Co-op/Practicum roles are posted directly to the job boards of the school/educational institution. Job postings will outline what you will require when submitting your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in York Region; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps in the process.

Timelines

York Region hires co-ops for the following work terms:

  • Winter – January to April
  • Spring/summer – May to August
  • Fall – September to December

We post open positions to schools as early as four months before the anticipated start date.

Compensation

Compensation (hourly rate of pay) is determined by internal job level and current year of study in a related program.

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Unpaid Placements


Eligibility Requirements

Student enrolled in full-time (FT) post-secondary program, with a co-op,  practicum or internship requirement to graduate (verification will be requested)

Work Arrangements

Work terms are flexible based on the requirements of the placement and typically is outlined by the educational institution

Application Process

Unpaid placement positions are posted directly to the job boards of the school/educational institution. Job postings will outline what you will require when submitting your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest in York Region; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps in the process.

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Student Testimonials


Wondering if York Region’s right for you?

Check out these testimonials from some of our past and current students:

“York Region has provided me with the opportunity to develop new skills and gain valuable work experience in my field of study.”

“People here, in more senior roles, did not see my lack of experience as a setback and, instead gave me work that an experienced hire could handle with the confidence that I could excel.”

“York Region is one of the most outstanding employers. The people are friendly, the location is beautiful, you actually feel appreciated for the work you complete, you receive fair and competitive compensation and there is so much room to grow and develop here.”

“My work environment made me feel comfortable enough to share ideas and try new things.”

“I've enjoyed every summer I've been with York Region and will continue to come back to work in this amazing, diverse and inclusive atmosphere.”

“I received tasks that required more responsibility, thinking, and creativity than I expected, which was extremely refreshing and exciting.”

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Equal Opportunity Employment

York Region is an equal opportunity employer and will accommodate individuals with disabilities through each stage of the recruitment and selection process based on the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please advise your recruiter if you require accommodations at any point in the recruitment process.


Still have questions?

If you have additional questions regarding the student recruitment process, please contact careers@york.ca. Due to the high volume of emails received, please allow at least 48 hours for a response to your inquiry.



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  • Photo of Maria Pereira, Part-Time Personal Support Worker, Community and Health Services Department

     

    "I enjoy working at York Region because I get to care for residents in a safe and clean environment. My part-time position also allows me to maintain a good work-life balance."

     


    Maria Pereira, Part-Time Personal Support Worker, Community and Health Services Department



  • Photo of Steven Currie, Full Time Primary Care Paramedic, Community and Health Services Department

     

    "York Region has the best EMS service in the province! I am very proud to be part of this service and organization. I love my job because every day has something new and challenging which makes me feel alive!"

     


    Steven Currie, Advanced Care Paramedic, Community and Health Services Department



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    “Since joining York Region I have had many opportunities to improve my knowledge and develop new skills. It has helped me develop my career. I take pride in helping to make the community a safer place. Thank you York Region for this opportunity!"


    Shawn Grazette, Transportation Maintenance Worker



  • Susan Wonch Headshot


    “I am proud to say that I work in the Transit Enforcement and Security team at the Regional Municipality of York.  I have been employed for over ten years and love the atmosphere.  I have always felt included and appreciated for the diversity I bring to the workplace and our team.  I work with a great group of people who continually inspire, motivate and support me.  I am grateful for all the perks and benefits that the Region has to offer, however it is the atmosphere of caring growth and family like environment that keeps me motivated and excited to come to work each day!"


    Susan Wonch, Shift Supervisor, Transit Enforcement



  • Tamas Headshot


    “Working at York Region provides me a fulfilling career with amazing growth opportunities and the satisfaction of making a positive difference in people’s lives. I am surrounded by exceptional colleagues who are supportive of one another and management that takes genuine care in the development of staff. I am a proud to be a part of an organization that truly values both its clients and employees.”


    Tamas Hertel, Program Manager, Traffic Safety



  • Minny Yu Headshot


    “What makes York Region stand out is that the people here care and care A LOT!  I’ve had the pleasure to get to know awesome colleagues who are passionate about their work and are committed in creating positive impacts on our communities. It’s a wonderful feeling coming to work and knowing I am supported and trusted by my peers every day. York Region provides an environment which people can grow, develop new skillsets, and continue to make a difference."


    Minny Yu, Research Analyst



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    “Working for York Region allows me to hone my skills in the often challenging realm of municipal finance. As a resident of the Region, I enjoy the additional benefit of being close to the results of my work and having a more intimate understanding of the implications of the policies I contribute to. Working with a very talented and dedicated team while enjoying a stable work-life balance keeps me looking forward to coming in every day.”


    Thamjeeth Abdul Gaffoor, Revenue Policy Advisor



  • Jerry Headshot


    “I love working at the Region because I get to work with wonderful, amazing and talented people, on interesting and challenging projects, which make a difference in our community.  York Region has provided me with the tools and opportunities to grow both personally and professionally in my 14 years as an employee, and I am blessed and honoured to be an employee of this great organization!”


    Jerry Paglia, Director, Procurement Office



  • Kate Porretta Headshot


    "When I walk through the front doors of the Administrative Centre every morning, I’m not only happy to be at work, but I feel privileged and honoured to work for such a high-calibre organization – that’s full of integrity – and with such incredible people.

    Truly – how many people can say they look forward to a Monday morning? Or that when the holiday break is over, they’re excited to drop their kids off at school and return to work? I can.

    But why do I feel this way? It’s simple: I work for an organization and leaders I believe in. I support the vision of creating strong, caring and safe communities. I work with people I adore, respect and look up to. I work in a field that I love, have a background in and went to school for. My role challenges me to always strive for excellence.

    I love this job, I love the people and York Region is truly an incredible place to work."


    Kate Porretta, Communications Specialist



  • Krista South Headshot


    "I feel very grateful coming to work at York Region every day.  The staff are talented, committed and professional – they care deeply about the communities that we serve and the services we provide.  The work we lead is meaningful and challenging – what we do matters. I am proud to be a member of York Region."


    Krista South, Manager, Corporate Strategic Planning and Initiatives



  • Photo of Rosanna Agostino, Manager, Customer Service, Transportation and Community Planning Department

     

    "I enjoy working with a team of dedicated Customer Service professionals who are engaged in delivering high-quality customer service and public transit for the residents of York Region.  My work is always challenging and interesting."

     


    Rosanna Agostino, Manager, Customer Service, Transportation and Community Planning Department



  • Photo of Mike Kitagawa, HR Consultant, Corporate Services Department

     

    "Wow – what a great place to work!  Having worked at York Region in Human Resources for the past five years, I am constantly amazed by my co-workers and what a tremendous group of people they are. Management has provided me with opportunities to stretch myself in regards to my skills and also experience new things.  I am constantly encouraged to seek out new challenges and further develop my skillset, while being given a great amount of autonomy to get the work done.  I am supported by both a great team and a knowledgeable supervisor.  Working at the Region is both challenging and rewarding for these very reasons."

     


    Mike Kitagawa, HR Consultant, Corporate Services Department



  • Photo of Daanish Ahmed, Technical Specialist, Finance Department

     

    "Working for York Region works for me because the dynamics are interesting.  The opportunities are many. The challenges are exciting. The workforce is highly skilled. The work/life balance is refreshing."

     


    Daanish Ahmed, Technical Specialist, Finance Department



  • Photo of Ivy Mak,  Team Lead Revenue and Expenditure Control, Finance Department

     

    "Working for York Region works for me because I feel valued, respected and trusted. It is a great workplace, embracing creativity, adaption to new and changing situations/demands, and I am committed to my performance."

     


    Ivy Mak, Team Lead Revenue and Expenditure Control, Finance Department



  • Photo of Lenet Slater, Social Assistance Case Coordinator II, Community and Health Services Department

     

    "My tenure with York Region continues to be a positive and rewarding experience. I love working at York Region because it offers many opportunities for growth and development. I also get to work in a fast-paced environment that’s always changing to meet and support the needs of our clients. As our population grows and we become more diverse, York Region continues to strive in providing top customer service to our clients in a professional manner."

     


    Lenet Slater, Social Assistance Case Coordinator II, Community and Health Services Department



  • Photo of Raymond Yule, Lead Operator, Transportation and Community Planning Department

     

    "Working for York Region is an ever-changing place to work and in my role, it changes with the seasons and gives me a variety of work that lets me apply different skills. In roads operations, there is always something happening and being part of the team is fun and rewarding."

     


    Raymond Yule, Lead Operator, Transportation and Community Planning Department



  • Photo of Craig Virgin, Forestry Technician, Environmental Services Department

     

    "Working for York Region is great and working for York Region forestry is even better. As part of the forestry team, I am outside working with the environment day in and day out applying my skills and training. What excites me is what’s around the corner as the Region is always changing."

     


    Craig Virgin, Forestry Technician, Environmental Services Department