Careers - Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are there any student opportunities at the OSC?
The OSC supports student opportunities and has a robust Student Employment Program. Each year, we hire several summer law students and Articling Students for various branches of the Commission, following the recruitment guidelines of the Law Society of Upper Canada. We also hire summer and co-op students in branches such as Enforcement, Human Resources, the Library, and Records. Beginning Fall 2011 the OSC will be approved as a CA Training Office, allowing new CA graduates to complete their 33 month training program at the OSC.
2. How do I apply to a job at the OSC?
You can apply online through the Careers section of the OSC website. Click on Current Opportunities to find open positions and to submit your application through Taleo.
3. What career opportunities exist at the OSC?
All of our open positions are listed under Current Opportunities within the Careers section of the OSC website. New opportunities are frequently being added and tweeted about.
4. How do I know my application has been received?
Once your application has been submitted you will receive an acknowledgement email from our online e-recruitment system.
5. What do I do if I was referred by an OSC employee?
When applying on Taleo you will be prompted to identify how you became aware of the job positing. If you were recommended by an OSC employee, you can input their name into the recommendation field.
6. What formats are acceptable when applying online?
Your application should be in Word or PDF format. They can easily be uploaded onto our online application system. Should you wish to apply online for more than one position, it is recommended that you tailor your application to the position for which you are applying. Should you wish to submit additional documents (e.g. transcripts, deal sheets, references) as part of your application package, you may do so by attaching it to your application online.
7. I’m experiencing technical issues in submitting my application online, what are the system requirements?
For an optimal user experience, Taleo Corporation recommends operating with the following:
- Adobe Flash Player (latest version) must be installed on your browser
- Operating systems (OS) supported: Windows 7 and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Mac OS 10.6 and greater
- Browsers supported: IE 11, IE 10, IE 9, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari
We encourage applicants to ensure that they are operating with these system requirements prior to submitting their application. In the event that you continue to experience technical issues, you may contact the Human Resources Branch at HRrecruitment@osc.gov.on.ca or at 416-595-8915 for further assistance.
8. When should I expect to hear back regarding my application?
Once the job posting is closed, Human Resources will review all applications against hiring requirements. Due to the volume of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. If your application is not selected to move forward, it will be kept on file for consideration for other positions. For more information please refer to the Hiring Process.
9. How is the recruiting process structured?
Please refer to Hiring Process for more information.
10. What should I do if I cannot find a job that matches my skills and expertise?
If the current open positions are not a match for your skill set then submit your resume to our general pool for consideration for future positions. Your application can be submitted through the Current Opportunities page.
11. How many branches (departments) are in the OSC?
There are 13 different branches at the OSC, each practicing a different area of business. Learn more about each branch through the Organization Overview.
12. When are jobs posted?
Jobs are posted throughout the year whenever new opportunities arise. Some student positions are posted during the spring (e.g. Articling Program and summer co-op) to follow universities/colleges schedules. For more information on student opportunities please refer to the Student Employment Program page.
13. What can I expect from the interview?
For more information please refer to the Hiring Process page.
14. Where is the Ontario Securities Commission located?
The OSC is located at 20 Queen Street West, next to the Eaton Centre.
15. I require accommodation during the application and/or the interview process. Who can I speak to?
The OSC is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for all qualified candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with the AODA, the OSC will endeavour to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request, including in relation to the materials or processes to be used in recruitment. In evaluating requests for accommodation, the OSC will take into consideration each applicant’s disability and his or her related accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in the recruitment process due to a disability, please contact HRrecruitment@osc.gov.on.ca.