Posting date: Nov 07, 2023

Closing date: Nov 21, 2023

Bring your investigative, critical thinking and problem solving skills to this opportunity within the Investigation Unit of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

You will conduct investigations aimed at detecting and deterring fraud, misrepresentation and program abuse. You will ensure the integrity of Ontario’s/Canada’s immigration program by performing regular audits of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s (OINP) to assess adherence with federal and provincial regulatory requirements.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will:
• review and analyze applicant records to identify suspected cases of fraudulent or illegal use of documents;
• conduct on-site inspections of businesses and hold interviews to obtain evidence and establish if violations exist;
• draft comprehensive reports and make recommendations on quality assurance and program integrity best practices;
• prepare cases and testify/present evidence in court;
• work collaboratively with law enforcement agencies, other provincial governments and regulators to attain program objectives.

Please note the successful candidate will undergo prescribed training as required by the Ontario Immigration Act (Part V, Section 21 (5).

How do I qualify?


• The positions require the successful candidates to have a valid class G driver’s licence or equivalent as recognized by the province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidates providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.

Investigative Knowledge and Skills:

You have knowledge of:
• investigation principles, theories, practices, and tools; research and interviewing techniques;
• compliance and inspection protocols as described in the Ontario Immigration Act in order to conduct inspections and ascertain the validity of evidence/documents obtained; when an inspection becomes an investigation and are able to respond appropriately;
• risk assessment methodologies for detecting, validating and assessing the potential for fraud and recognizing potential immigration fraudulent situations (e.g. misrepresentation, fradulent documents; collusion between parties);
• court protocols/procedures in order to prepare for testimony and present evidence in a judicial environment;
• the role and mandate of other law enforcement agencies and regulators, in order to liaise and exchange information.

Strategic Communication Skills:

You can:
• identify sensitive case files, and respond in a manner that does not compromise the situation and/or problem resolution;
• conduct interviews and ask probing questions in order to obtain information;
• communicate findings and make recommendations in detailed, comprehensive reports; prepare court briefs;
• develop training and educational tools and resources; effectively present training material and information sessions;
• liaise with law enforcement agencies and legal counsel;
• diffuse difficult situations when required, adjust communication style to accommodate different audiences or situations.

Legislative Knowledge:

You have:
• knowledge of the mandate and role of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP);
• the ability to interpret and apply legislation, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to the OINP’s mandate;
• an understanding of the judicial process, court procedures, rules of evidence and related legislative requirements, and crown disclosure obligations;
• knowledge of the Provincial Offences Act, the Ontario and Canada Evidence Act, the Criminal Code of Canada and relevant case law.

Analytical, Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills:

You can:
• assess program integrity and compliance with federal and provincial legislation;
• identify patterns of fraud, misrepresentation and systemic program abuse;
• identify and assess politically contentious issues that may impact the program.

Organization and Planning Skills:

• You can manage concurrent investigations and balance the competing priorities of complex issues, high risk/high profile cases.

Computer Skills:

• You can operate computers and software/applications such as Microsoft Office and internal case management programs and the Internet to access information and update databases; prepare correspondence and reports; conduct research.

Additional Information


  • 6 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 400 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Local Police Databases Search

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Inspections and Investigations

Posted on:

Tuesday, November 7, 2023


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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How to apply:

  1. You must apply online from the OPS network. You will not be able to apply from your home computer.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario’s Human Rights Code .