Canada nationals: Lands and Water Tech Intern

Ontario Government

South Porcupine, ON, CA

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering a variety of Natural Resource programs to clients within the MNRF Timmins District area. You will assist lands and waters staff in activities relating to the district lands and waters resource management program such as issuance of local allocations, permits and authorizations; supporting the delivery of resource monitoring, inspections, compliance and audits; supporting the delivery of high-priority projects such as waste management and Crown land dispositions.

How do I qualify?


You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s license or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario
and the ability to travel to rural and remote areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• General knowledge of natural resources related legislation and regulations (e.g. Public Lands Act, Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, Beds of Navigable Waters Act, Aggregate Resources Act, etc).
• General knowledge of, or the ability to learn and apply, natural resources related policies, procedures, guidelines, and manuals (e.g. Public Lands Policy manual, Provincial Aggregate Standards Manual) to ensure various resource operations comply with provincial standards and ecological sustainability.
• Knowledge of natural resource management operations and techniques (e.g. title administration, surveys, appraisals).
• Knowledge of compliance procedures to conduct site reviews and operational audits of individual clients.
• Knowledge of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act that apply to the workplace and the work being performed.

Communication, Interpersonal and Analytical skills:
• Analytical and problem-solving skills to review, analyze and evaluate Ministry data and
information from staff and stakeholders to determine application of legislation/policy and
contribute to problem resolution options.
• Good verbal and written communication skills, including facilitation skills to assist in preparation for or participating in stakeholder meetings or public consultation processes or in responding to public inquiries.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment to interact with staff, members or industry, stakeholder groups, resource users and the general public.
• Planning, coordination and time management skills to plan, coordinate or participate in individual and team projects, initiatives, proposals, licences and permits and on current timelines.

Computer Skills:
• Knowledge of computer software packages including MS-Excel, MS Word, MS Access, ARC/Info, to prepare correspondence and reports, input and retrieve data and use internet and e-mail in the performance of duties.

Successful candidates may be required to undergo an employment screening check in accordance with the Ontario Employment Screening Checks Policy.


• Proof of eligibility to work in Canada;
• Has graduated or will graduate from an approved or legally authorized college or university with a degree, postgraduate certificate or diploma within the last four years;
• Candidates are only eligible to participate in one MNRF 12-month placement and must not have participated in the MNRF internship program in the past.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Thursday, April 9, 2020

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to: 
[email protected]




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