Full-time/Term (5-months)
Location: Anywhere in Ontario-Owen Sound, ON (preferred)
Remote Work: Flexible
April 27, 2022
Starting Salary: $46,610 – $56,370, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $60,600 [2022 Rates]

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

What We Offer

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.

Further, contract employees benefit from:

  • Optional pension plan,
  • 4% vacation pay,
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays,
  • Early closures on long weekends,
  • 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
  • Employee Assistance Plan, and
  • Telemedicine plan.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Consultation Summer Student with the Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch assists with research and engagement support for MNO’s consultation processes relating to the Crown’s Duty to Consult, comply, and Accommodate Indigenous peoples. Under the direction of the Managers in the LRC Branch, the Consultation Summer Student will undertake assigned research activities to locate, synthesize and communicate information to LRC staff and project consultants as needed.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct secondary research to identify and review publicly available data and reports to support current consultation activities and projects.
  • Support the activities of LRC Managers to provide a timely response to project consultant requests for information.
  • Develop and maintain a document archive.
  • Communicate project progress to LRC Managers.
  • Support the planning and implementation of engagement activities with Consultation Advisors, such as planning consultation meetings, site tours and community information sessions etc.
  • Support the LRC Branch Manager in other research and planning project as assigned.


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • 3rd or 4th year university undergraduate student; or first year graduate student in anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, planning, or related inter- discipline program.
  • Experience in regional planning, community development, or Indigenous legal, policy and research especially in respect of the federal and/or provincial government; some government policy or program experience is preferred.
  • An understanding of regulatory processes, planning and Indigenous issues and the impact assessment process or a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn about these and other processes and issues quickly.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

  • Qualitative research techniques
  •  Superior organization skills and time/priority-
  • High degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills management
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Who We Are

In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.

The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Community Wellbeing; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.

AODA Statement

The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption.  This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.

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