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Communications, Corporate Relations, Public Affairs or Business - Co-op/Developmental Student


Req ID:  2130

Status:  Student-Contract – Fall 2019

Education Level:  University or College, minimum 1st year completed

Location(s):  Pickering, ON

Shifts(s):  Days

Travel: Yes - 10%

Deadline to Apply: May 23, 2019

BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At OPG, our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow. 


Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is excited to offer one (1) student opportunity in our Corporate Affairs Department in Pickering, Ontario. This is a four (4) or eight (8) months student placement commencing in September 2019.

All students applying for student positions at OPG must meet the below eligibility:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies at a post-secondary institution.
  • Have a minimum average of 70% cumulative GPA.
  • Returning to full-time studies in the same program following the completion of the work term OR requiring the work term or co-op placement to graduate.


  • Updating and maintaining our employee intranet news pages on a daily basis.
  • Creating content and enhancing employee intranet site.
  • Writing, photography, videography using hand-held camera, and layout/design support for employee communication vehicles.
  • Planning, organization, and delivery of employee and community events.


  • Minimum completion of 1st year at a University or College specializing in Communications, Corporate Relations, Public Affairs or Business.


Preference may be given to the candidate who has the following skills and qualifications:

  • A valid G2 or higher driver’s licence is required for this position.
  • Excellent proficiency with Powerpoint, Photoshop, and website design.
  • Strong web skills, including experience with CMS, Sharepoint and/or HTML.
  • Desktop publishing techniques.
  • Photography and videography skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Organizational understanding.

This job will provide you with the following professional development:

  • Learning internal communication tactics, processes and improved skills in areas such as writing, videography, photography, event planning and relationship development.


The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the OPG Code of Business Conduct. 


As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success. 


If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG. 

Our promise to you 

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority. 
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day. 
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business. 
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions, such as Launchpad or X-Lab.    
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate. 
  • We support employment equity and diversity.


Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T., May 23, 2019. It is a mandatory requirement for students to apply online and through their school’s own portal, if applicable. In addition, students must include a copy of their unofficial transcript and must be eligible to work in Canada. OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. 


OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact