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Working for the City

Considering a career with the City of Toronto and joining the Toronto Public Service? You can help make a difference to the people who call Toronto home, do business with and visit our city. The City of Toronto truly is a great place to work!

We strive to:

    • deliver exceptional, equitable and accessible programs and services
    • be a model of public service excellence and welcome people who share our values
    • foster a positive and progressive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve
    • set the highest standard of integrity, professionalism and ethical behaviour
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About the Toronto Public Service


Learn more about the City’s divisions and offices. There are over 32,000 members of the Toronto Public Service who provide high quality programs and services to Toronto residents, businesses and visitors.

Recruitment initiatives


Learn about other recruitment opportunities with Toronto Fire Services, Toronto Paramedic Services, Information & Technology, Toronto Employment and Social Services and more.

Job search


Need help with your job search and career? Connect with a recruiter and get real-time advice, every Thursday from 11:30 am – noon. #TOTalentTalk

Urban Fellows Program 


Find out about the Toronto Urban Fellows program that provides talented new professionals with an intensive introduction to the governance, operations and administration of Canada’s largest city.

Awards


Find out why the City of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s Top, Canada’s Best Diversity and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and other awards, achievements and accolades for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public service.

Contributing to the Community


The Toronto Public Service is committed to giving back to the community through various initiatives including the United Way Employee Campaign, the Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants Program and more.

United Way Employee Campaign


In 2016, the Toronto Public Service raised $1.65 million! This is the sixteenth consecutive year that City of Toronto employees have exceeded their fundraising goal.

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Agencies and Corporations


Are you interested in working for the Toronto Police Service, Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Transit Commission? Our partnering agencies and corporations make up the broader municipal organization.

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

In July 2010, Toronto City Council adopted the Statement of Commitment to the Aboriginal Communities in Toronto. The commitments laid out in the Statement refer to employment and public appointments.

In June 2013, the Aboriginal Affairs committee through Councillor Layton made a motion at Council to have an Aboriginal employment strategy created.  The Aboriginal Employment Strategy was adopted by Toronto City Council In February 2014.

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The Employment Strategy which is part of Talent Blueprint, the City’s workforce plan for 2014-2018, focuses on:

    • Partnering with Aboriginal community groups to understand the barriers and how best to reach out to the Aboriginal community
    • Building on existing relationships and creating targeted outreach strategies
    • Reviewing and revising the City’s hiring processes using the equity lens with a view to identifying and addressing any barriers, perceived or systemic
    • Being transparent and open to changing the City’s hiring processes to help eliminate barriers to full participation in all aspects of employment at the TPS
    • Tracking progress of any self-identified Aboriginal candidate through the employment process at the City including interview, assessment, and selection
    • Communicating with City staff  consistent principles and  approaches to hiring  in order to ensure representative participation of qualified Aboriginal candidates

The City of Toronto commits to implementing employment practices that ensure that opportunities for employment are accessible to Aboriginal people and increases the number of Aboriginal employees at all occupational levels

Recent activities to support this commitment include:

    • Embedding the Aboriginal  Employment Strategy in Talent Blueprint, the City’s workforce plan for 2014-2018
    • Creating a workplan to implement the Aboriginal Employment Strategy
    • Launching a workforce survey to count all active Toronto Public Service members in 2014
    • Improving the outreach process for the City’s Urban Fellows program for Masters and PhD students, in order to reach Aboriginal applicants
    • Working with City divisions to increase their awareness of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Activities planned to support this commitment include:

    • Conducting an employment systems review at the City to identify and remove barriers to employment and advancement
    • Creating an interdivisional network on Aboriginal issues (community of practice)
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