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Join a team that is helping to advance public health in Ontario

Thank you for your interest in a career at Public Health Ontario (PHO). Since 2008, PHO has grown and evolved into one of this country’s public health leaders, contributing credible scientific and technical advice to help advance public health research and practice across the province.

At PHO, you will find a work environment that allows you to push the envelope, and to leverage your academic, scientific, administrative and/or public health knowledge in new and exciting ways. This is the ideal place to contribute to the growth of a unique and vibrant organization that is a hub for public health practice, health care, academic research and applied research .

If you are ready to take an exciting new step in your career, become part of the team that is at the forefront of public health renewal in Ontario. Take a look at what we have to offer and consider joining us.

Working at PHO

In just a few years, PHO has grown at a rapid pace from a small start-up agency to a large multi-site organization with office and laboratory locations throughout the province. Today, at over 1,000 employees strong, we are leading public health renewal in Ontario linking public health practitioners, frontline health workers and researchers to the best scientific knowledge and intelligence from around the world.

We are committed to creating an exemplary workplace that models sustainability of the environment and promotes work-life balance and workplace wellness. We are a learning organization that dares to probe and challenge, yet remains balanced and reflective and, at all times, credible. We support employee growth and development, helping individuals realize their full potential. We demonstrate exemplary interpersonal and professional behaviour and bring a voice of thoughtfulness, moderation and balance to those we serve.

Our People

Ours is an engaged and dynamic workforce consisting of passionate and inspired people all working towards one common vision – to be an internationally recognized centre of expertise dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians through the application and advancement of science and knowledge. Our employees thrive in an environment that promotes innovative thinking, cross-functional collaboration and knowledge exchange.

The Public Health Ontario team consists of:

  • Medical professionals and scientists
  • Regulated providers (e.g. physicians, nurses, laboratory technologists)
  • Non-regulated providers (e.g. certified public health inspectors, epidemiologists, statisticians, community health and development workers)
  • Support staff (administrative assistants, human resources specialists, accountants, computer analysts, communications specialists, librarians)

You can find PHO employees in various locations throughout all regions of Ontario including:

  • Head Office, Toronto
  • Public Health Ontario Laboratories (across the province)
  • Regional IPAC Offices (across the province)

As part of Public Health Ontario’s team, you will contribute to improving the capacity and functioning of the public health system in Ontario.  Join us!

PHO is committed to ensuring equity in employment. Our goal is to create a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to ensure our services and communications are accessible to all individuals.

Any candidate who requires a job posting in an alternative format may email a request to hr_mailbox@oahpp.caOnce an applicant has been selected for an interview, they can inform PHO about any accommodations they may require at any stage of the interview process. 

View our full 2013 Accessibility multi-year plan for more information.

Notice of collection of information

We only collect personal information that you choose to give us, for example, your email address when you email us. The personal information you provide will be used to respond to your message and/or provide you with the requested service or product. The collection of personal information by government organizations must be in accordance with section 32(8) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). This section of the Act requires PHO to collect only the personal information that is necessary for the administration of PHO services.

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