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Getting a job with the Ontario public service?

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Deal Addict
Sep 22, 2013
1781 posts
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Hero88 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2017 5:53 pm
A EC06 tops out at 107258 currently.

I'd like to see some proof from that poster saying the OPS paying 20K more.

Looks like 100K or 107K in some cases.

https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?JobID=99192&

https://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Preview.aspx?JobID=99602

I've talked to a senior policy analyst in the Federal Public Service who says he considered OPS jobs but it paid way less. Seems like misinformation being spread about 20K more pay.



Proof?
Proof? Years of experience in both the Federal and Provincial Government.
Newbie
May 19, 2016
34 posts
18 upvotes
Also not sure where people are getting this 20k figure from. Pretty easy to search the sunshine list for "Senior Policy" in the OPS and see that most senior policy advisors make between $100-110k, well in the range of an EC-06 and below the max for an EC-07.
Newbie
Jun 26, 2017
16 posts
Do temp OPS contracts have to be advertised though competition cia their website or is it possible to go from staffing agency temp (with the OPS) to OPS temp directly?
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2013
2113 posts
522 upvotes
Toronto
WantToWorkForTheMan wrote:
Oct 9th, 2017 5:08 pm
Do temp OPS contracts have to be advertised though competition cia their website or is it possible to go from staffing agency temp (with the OPS) to OPS temp directly?
Yes to both. For staffing it, Marberg and HR Associates to name some.
Deal Addict
Jul 12, 2008
1779 posts
283 upvotes
Brampton
WantToWorkForTheMan wrote:
Oct 9th, 2017 5:08 pm
Do temp OPS contracts have to be advertised though competition cia their website or is it possible to go from staffing agency temp (with the OPS) to OPS temp directly?
It can be done through their website or through an agency like the other poster mentioned. Altishr is another agency that is good with Ontario Govt jobs, register with all 3 and you have a great chance of landing something.
Newbie
Jun 26, 2017
16 posts
Thanks for the replies,
I've already had a few contracts though mentioned firms and am currently getting contracts of increased length.
Looking to cut out the middleman and gather seniority to be able to become perm one day.

(and I really like working there too)
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2013
2113 posts
522 upvotes
Toronto
WantToWorkForTheMan wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 7:51 pm
Thanks for the replies,
I've already had a few contracts though mentioned firms and am currently getting contracts of increased length.
Looking to cut out the middleman and gather seniority to be able to become perm one day.

(and I really like working there too)
Nice and congrats.
Newbie
Jun 26, 2017
16 posts
Still doing contracts. I've been offered pay in the range $20-$26 although most of the contracts pay closer to $20.

The general recommendation I've gotten from my managers is to try for anything that might lead to (any) a permanent contract and only start thinking about what you want to end up doing after having the ability to apply for internal positions.
Jr. Member
Dec 13, 2017
107 posts
84 upvotes
I work in a provincial Health Care Agency in ON. For me it was a relatively simple process. I applied, got a call and interviewed and got an offer. I don't know if this would count as a public sector job as you define it.
Deal Addict
Sep 2, 2010
1577 posts
559 upvotes
Ontario
Hero88 wrote:
Jun 18th, 2017 6:40 pm
Yeah fair enough with that logic. I definitely find value in a lower salary but staying where you want to be than a higher one and having to move.
I actually ponder on OPS vs Federal Public Service and salary vs location quite a bit.
I think a key difference between us Canadians and Americans is they will move from Oregon to Florida for a better opportunity, while we have trouble moving two hours away for a great opportunity that makes use of your skills and adds to the economy.

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