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Government Jobs in Toronto, ON Overview

Toronto is the largest city in Canada, home to the nation's sixth-largest government. Working for Toronto's government jobs requires committing to improving the life of Toronto's 2.8 million residents and their communities.

Toronto's government requires people with various skill sets, including strategists, policy consultants, information technology experts, risk analysts, and supervisors. Jobs are available for permanent full-time and part-time workers, plus those looking for temporary positions, at the municipal, provincial, and federal government levels.

Government Job Market in Toronto

Research from Lakehead University found public sector employment in Ontario has grown by roughly 27 percent in the last ten years. In contrast, private sector employment has grown only by 5.6 percent. Much of the growth has been in municipal government, in which employment has grown substantially by around 86 percent since the year 2000. Much of the growth in Ontario's government jobs can be attributed to increased job opportunities in Toronto.

Government jobs in Toronto are regularly advertised, but they can be competitive positions. Toronto's government agencies usually receive a large pool of applicants for all positions, so they can afford to screen and interview only the best candidates.

Government Job Salaries in Toronto

Government jobs typically pay better than comparable private sector positions. For example, a service desk supervisor working for the government in Toronto could expect an annual salary of C$92,000. The same position in the private sector has a median annual salary of C$60,200. An administrative assistant working for the City of Toronto could expect to earn C$74,000 on average, while the same position in the private sector would usually pay about C$42,000 per year.

In addition, many government agencies also offer educational courses, enviable pensions, and other benefits. Government job salaries vary depending on the role and the worker's education and experience.

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