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How to Apply

Anyone wishing to apply to serve on a provincial agency or other entity should proceed as follows:
  1. You can apply online, or
  2. You can download an application form and mail or fax a hardcopy of your application to the Public Appointments Secretariat.

Please note that the online application process is incompatible with Mac computers and Mozilla Firefox systems. If you wish to apply please switch to Internet Explorer, or apply using the downloadable form.

The Public Appointments Secretariat will ONLY consider information included on the application form. Please do not attach a separate resume to form part of the application form and do not submit any other supporting material, including reference letters.

After submitting your application, you will be sent an e-mail or letter indicating that your application has been received. If you have provided an email address on your application and have not received an email confirming the receipt of your application within three business days, please contact our office at 416-327-2640 or email us at Your information will be kept on file for a period of three years. During this time, you will be considered for the position(s) in which you have expressed an interest whenever openings occur. If, after three years, you are still interested in being considered for a public appointment, we will be pleased to receive a new application from you at that time.

A short list of candidates will be compiled based on the skill requirements for the position, the information provided by applicants and their references, and through consultation with the Chair of the Agency, Ministry Officials and/or sectoral stakeholders.

If your name is short-listed for a specific position, you will be contacted to confirm your interest. At that time, you will be asked to submit a Personal and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement.

Qualified candidates will be recommended for appointment following a selection process that could include personal or telephone interviews, enhanced reference checks or stakeholder consultations.

If you are recommended for appointment, you may be selected to appear before the Standing Committee on Government Agencies.

Should you be appointed to a provincial agency, prescribed under the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006, you will be required to swear or affirm your allegiance to the Crown and swear or affirm an oath of office.

Hard copies of applications can be sent to us at the following address:

Public Appointments Secretariat
Room 2440, Whitney Block
99 Wellesley St. West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W4

Telephone: 416-327-2640
Facsimile:   416-327-2633
Toll Free: 1-855-825-3422
Email:         pas info