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Planning Co-op/Developmental Student - Winter 2022


Toronto, ON, CA, M1H2Y4

Req ID:  35564

Status: Student-Contract - Winter 2022

Education Level: University, minimum 3rd year completed

Location(s): Toronto, ON

Number of Position(s): 1

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: No

Deadline to Apply: September 26, 2021


Opportunities are available to both co-op and developmental students.


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At Ontario Power Generation Inc. (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. Our power is changing the world.  BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.



As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, OPG is committed to providing challenging opportunities in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Students will gain meaningful hands-on work experience that will complement their academic studies and offer insight into potential career paths. Students will be able to apply their knowledge, broaden their skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.


(OPG) is excited to offer one (1) student opportunity in our Real Estate Services Department in Toronto, Ontario.  This is an eight (8) months student placement commencing in January, 2022.



  • Administer the receipt of planning application notifications received by OPG from municipal planning authorities and manage the review process;

  • Review and revise existing policies and procedures related to the administration and review process of planning applications received;

  • Assist in the preparation of planning reports and studies in support of OPG’s operations and projects;

  • Collaborate with real estate staff to assist in the preparation and review of land use applications required to support OPG projects and new development;

  • Assist in financial reporting for month end and External Purchased Services accruals for Real Estate Services;

  • Assist in the waterfront license renewal program and other licenses/permits, where necessary;

  • Assist Real Estate Services staff in the updating of departmental procedures, where necessary; and

  • Other duties as assigned.



Minimum completion of 3rd year at a University specializing in Planning.



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



As Ontario’s leading clean power generator, 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.


Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province and clean electricity will drive the fight against climate change.
  • 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, diversity and inclusion.



Submit your application online at by 11:59 p.m. E.S.T., September 26, 2021. Students must apply online and through their school’s own portal, if applicable, and must be eligible to work in Canada.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.


All applications must include the following:

  • Resume, cover letter, and most recent unoffical transcript (uploaded as one file under 'CV')
  • Priority consideration will be given to applicants who attach an unofficial transcript.


OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. As a precondition of employment, OPG will require a prospective candidate to submit a security clearance application and provide documents to confirm eligibility prior to their start date. Relocation and travel expenses incurred during the recruitment and selection process are the student’s responsibility.


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

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