Students and Youth

We offer summer student placements and other opportunities to support youth development.

Student Feature

2016 Summer Student

In 2016 OCH employed 62 summer students in a variety of positions in fields ranging from accounting, architectural drafting, community development, community safety services, finance, graphic design, human resources, information technology, landscaping and office administration.

On July 5, 2016, Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, met and presented certificates to students employed through the Canada Summer Jobs Program at OCH who reside in the Nepean Riding.

2017 Summer Student Employment

Ottawa Community Housing is currently recruiting students for summer employment in a variety of positions located at all 6 of our offices across Ottawa.

About the Program

The prime objective of Summer Student Employment with OCH is to give students experience in a dynamic work place environment and offer learning opportunities that will develop and improve their skills for future employment.

The program will provide students with opportunities that will:

  • enrich their current academic programs;
  • encourage completion of present studies;
  • improve their ability to find desired jobs in areas of interest and specialization;
  • offer insight into future employment opportunities; and
  • help learn about and evaluate career options within Ottawa Community Housing Corporation.


To be eligible for Summer Student employment with Ottawa Community Housing you must:

  • must be a returning full-time student in the fall semester of 2017
  • must be available for the full four month term (May – August 2017)
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be 15 to 30 years of age

Landscape Maintenance Student

The Landscape Student will work as part of a team that is responsible for general exterior maintenance, including keeping property sites clean of debris and plant maintenance. The team will be under the supervision of the Maintenance Services Manager or Property Manager.

View this Posting (Closes on March 15, 2017)

Volunteer Placements

OCH is pleased to partner with local schools, colleges and universities to provide volunteer opportunities that are aligned with students’ areas of study so that students can experience how the knowledge and skills they are learning in the classroom apply in the ‘real world’.  At the same time, students learn more about how they can continue to contribute to positive change in their community.

If you are interested in volunteering with OCH on an occasional or regular basis, please e-mail for more information.

Youth Futures Program

Youth Futures is a partnership of the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Community Housing, Ottawa Police Service, Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité, Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa.  This seven-month program gives high school students a taste of college, university and so much more!

  • Leadership Training
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Summer Employment
  • On-Campus College and University Experiences

For more information and to apply, contact

How to Apply

For further information or if you are interested in applying for a position, please email your resume and cover letter to or mail to Ottawa Community Housing, 39, Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7Y8.

Note: Please cite the job title in the subject line of your email.

Please submit an application to all competitions that you are interested in and qualified for before March 15th, 2017. We will only consider you for the competitions you have applied to.

Due to the high volume of applications, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.



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