Job Ad: Student – Aquaculture Literature Review Assistant

Organization: Division/Branch: Position Title: Job Term: Location: Salary:

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Economic Development Division / Agricultural Development Branch

Aquaculture Literature Review Assistant
One summer student position up to 14 weeks

1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2
(level 2: $15.20/hour) based on a 36.25 hour work week

Are you looking to develop your knowledge of aquaculture, improve your research skills and learn more about the Ontario Public Service? This position at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMARFA) will provide an excellent opportunity for those interested in a career in aquaculture.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting with the development of aquaculture webpage content.

  • Finding academic research related to aquaculture, reviewing literature and

    developing written reports based on research.

  • Conducting field work when needed in rural and remote settings.

  • Training will be provided on working in the public sector.

    Who are we looking for?

  • You are interested and passionate about aquaculture.

  • You are pursuing a career in aquaculture.

  • You can work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • You can organize and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.

  • You have written communication skills to prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, presentations, spreadsheets).

  • You have verbal communication skills to share information in a variety of settings (e.g. meetings, presentations).

  • You are familiar with Microsoft Office computer applications to perform data entry, conduct analysis, prepare reports, and track and compile information.

  • You are willing to work outdoors, in an office and at home.

  • You are willing to travel to rural locations and must have a minimum Ontario G2 drivers license.

How to apply:

  • You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the eligibility criteria, skills and experience we are looking for. We rely on the information you provide to us.

  • You must be a resident of Ontario on the first day of employment and must be eligible to work in Canada.

  • You must be between 15-24 years of age (up to 29 with disability) on the first day of employment.

  • You must be a student (currently enrolled, returning in Sept. 2022), on a known academic break OR graduated within 6 months of the first day of employment.

    Applicants must provide their cover letter and resume:

  • Maximum of 5 pages (cover letter and resume combined)

  • Electronically to in any of the following formats:

    PDF, WORD, plain or rich-text format (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, or .rtf); OR

    on paper/hard copy to supervisor(s):
    Michael McQuire
    Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2
    If you have a disability and require accommodation to apply, please contact Michael McQuire –

    Job ad closing Date: February 1st, 2022 @ 11:59pm Expected job start date: May 10-24th, 2022

    Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive will require all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated` under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program.

    We thank all those who apply, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.