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EDP participants

You've come to the right place to start your career.

The Ministry of Transportation offers work in the service of others that is rewarding and satisfying. As part of a team of engineering professionals in the Ontario Public Service, your contribution will be vital to improving Ontario’s highways and environment. Many professionals at the ministry become recognized experts in specialized fields of endeavour or enjoy career paths marked by a variety of experience and geography. Wages and benefits are competitive and opportunities for advancement are available.

The ministry recruits and develops entry-level engineers and engineering technicians through:

  • Engineering Development Program (EDP), a four-year internship program for recent university graduates in engineering or geotechnical engineering disciplines
  • Transportation Technician (TT) Initiative, permanent positions with an initial three years of structured  experience, for engineering technology college graduates (or those with similar experience gained through working in related disciplines)

Successful applicants participate in a structured program to:

  • Interact with other professionals in the government, private sector, and municipalities
  • Work across Ontario at one or more of the ministry’s six major offices of: Toronto, St. Catharines, London, Kingston, North Bay, and Thunder Bay
  • Learn through classroom training and practical, multidisciplinary experiences in rotational assignments located around the province
  • Work with state-of-the-art technologies
  • If an engineer, gain the valuable qualifying experience required to obtain a P.Eng. licence

The ministry hires people in a variety of professions. If you are not a transportation professional but have an interest in working for the Ministry of Transportation, please visit the OPS Careers website.

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