Intern, Development and Engineering Services

Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada Req #533
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Position Details:

Employment type: Internship

Duration of employment: 8 – 12 Months

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Head Office

Division: Development and Engineering Services

Business unit: Infrastructure Planning and Permits

Travel: 10%

Remote Work: Hybrid


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

To provide support and assistance to the Infrastructure Planning and Permits team in the reporting of appropriate corporate interests related to applications made pursuant to the TRCA - Development Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation and related program activities; and to provide effective project management and service delivery while maintaining excellent customer service.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist the team with the basic review and administration of minor and routine permit applications and responding to general inquiries made under the Conservation Authorities Act, ensuring corporate interests related to The Living City Policies, Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alternations to Shorelines and Watercourse Regulation.
  • Under the direction of the IPP Planning team, manage and review minor permit applications to identify where Authority policy and program interests are affected and report appropriate action.
  • Screen applications, coordinate internal review of applications with technical staff, draft planning comments, draft detailed correspondence to applicants based on planning and technical recommendations, and maintain up to date information in the EA Mapping Database.
  • Draft Executive Committee reports for minor permit applications which ensure effective communication of corporate interests for applications made pursuant to Ontario Regulations. Attend board meetings if required.
  • Provide support to Infrastructure Planning and Permits team to coordinate planning and regulation program activities as required.
  • Maintain effective client relations, including attending meetings and site visits with planning and technical staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Currently enrolled in or just completed (within a year of applying) a post-secondary university education program with a focus on resource management, urban geography, planning, environmental engineering, biology, or ecology.
  • Knowledge of the Conservation Authorities Act and Regulations, Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and Planning Act are preferable.
  • Experience reading and interpreting construction plans and drawings an asset.
  • Ability to write clear correspondence.
  • Sound time management and organization skills.
  • Team player with experience working in a group environment.
  • Proficiency in MS office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and Sharepoint.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on December 14, 2022.


All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA.  TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation. 


While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Other details

  • Employment Indicator Co-Op/Intern
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada