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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.​


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We enable informed decisions and actions that protect and promote health and contribute to reducing health inequities. 


Internationally recognized evidence, knowledge and action for a healthier Ontario.


We provide scientific and technical advice and support to clients working in government, public health, health care, and related sectors.


Credible: Trusted in what we do
Innovative: Creative solutions
Responsive: Taking action
Collaborative: Stronger together
Integrity: Acting honestly and ethically
Respect: Valuing others


GettyImages-652920560.pngOur People

Our workforce is engaged and dynamic, 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)



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 Accessibility multi-year plan for more information.​

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