Industry Insights Panel: Strategies for Getting Hired within the Ontario Public Service
January 16, 2012
3:30 – 5:30pm
152 Founders College (Founders Assembly Hall)
Connect with representatives from various organizations to learn about opportunities in the Ontario Public Service. Meet professionals who do the hiring, gain insight into the field and get strategies and tips on:
- What kinds of positions and roles there are;
- What kinds of skills/knowledge they're looking for;
- What the recruitment process is like;
- How to make connections within the field;
- What is involved in the application process, e.g. specific hiring dates, materials required;
- What to expect during the interview; and
- How to succeed on the job.
(you must sign up for an account on the system before you will be able to register for any events).
Corey Davidson began his career in the OPS as a summer student in 2008. He currently works as a Senior Business Consultant in the Business Services Transformation Branch of ServiceOntario. Corey is also currently a student in York's MPPAL program. He can offer insights on the OPS summer student program, surviving on temporary contracts, landing a permanent job and the most important soft skill you need to master: networking.
Bradley Fauteux currently holds the position of Manager of Private Career Colleges Enforcement Unit and is appointed as Chief Investigator and Provincial Offences Officer in the Post-Secondary Education Division of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. He has held a number of executive positions both in government and in the private sector over the last 14 years during which he has conducted hundreds of interviews as part of the hiring process. Bradley is also an instructor for the Government of Ontario's Investigations, Inspections and Enforcement Secretariat where he trains law enforcement officers on Providing Testimony and Interviewing techniques.
Arda Ilgazli is a Negotiations Analyst in the Ministry of Health and prior to that worked for the Ministry of Education and Cabinet Office in policy development. Before joining the OPS through the Ontario Internship Program, Arda worked for a Member of Parliament for 2 years. Arda has a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto.
After ten years of Police Service with specialties in Crime Prevention and Community Safety and Counter Terrorism in Ireland, Ian emigrated to Canada in 2005. He joined the Ministry of Revenue in 2006 as an Inspector in the Tobacco Retailer Inspection Program and was promoted to Manager for Field Operations in 2007.
Economic Specialist, Federal-Provincial Relations Unit, Office of the Budget and Treasury Board
After graduating from Lakehead University with a degree in economics and political science, and from Carleton University with as a Master of Economics, Luan joined the Ministry in January of 2010. Prior to graduating, Luan worked in the Ministry as a summer student in the Federal-Provincial Relations Unit in the four months of summer 2009. Beginning as a contract Economist in 2010, Luan now works full-time in Fed-Prov on files that include Equalization, postsecondary education, labour-market training, child care, environment and agriculture.
Patrick is Communications Lead for Infrastructure Technology Services at the Ministry of Government Services. Patrick has been a Senior Communication Advisor, Media Relations Advisor and Issues Management Advisor for 12 years with various ministries in the Ontario Government, and previously in the public and not-for-profit sectors. He began his career as a journalist and editor in community newspapers and trade magazines.