First Nations Careers


Student Co-op Profile: Sara-Lee Shonias

Each year the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation engages First Nation students in post-secondary education to participate in a work placement co-op. This year Sara-Lee Shonias is working in the OFNTSC's Thunder Bay Service Centre. Shonias is currently studying Civil Engineering at Confederation College.

OFNTSC supports the Little Bands Northern Youth Hockey Tournament 2016

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is a proud supporter of the Little Bands Northern Youth Hockey Tournament (LBNYHT), taking place in Dryden, Ontario from February 7 – 14, 2016.  The OFNTSC, a technical advisory service for Ontario First Nations, and tribal councils have provided the official puck of the LBNYHT this year.

First Nations Water Symposium Cancelled

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) today is confirming the cancelation of the First Nations Water Symposium planned for March 1-2, 2016. The OFNTSC is confirming the cancelation after meeting with senior government officials, and First Nations leadership.

Those that had registered to attend the Symposium are encouraged to contact the OFNTSC for reimbursement of registration fees if already paid.  Please contact Corrie Hill, Event Coordinator for the reimbursement process. Corrie can be reach at 416 651 1443 et. 229.



New Water and Wastewater Engineer Tricia Hamilton joins the OFNTSC

The OFNTSC is pleased to announce the hiring of a new water and wastewater engineer; Tricia Hamilton. Ms. Hamilton has over 10 years experience as a water and wastewater engineer in a variety of climates, and municipalities across Canada. Ms. Hamilton will be based out of the OFNTSC's Toronto Office to assist communities with their delivery of safe drinking. 

For a full listing of the services provided by our Engineering Service please follow this link: 

Happy Holidays from OFNTSC Staff and Board

On behalf of the Staff, and Board of Directors we at the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation would like to wish you a Happy Holidays for the season. 

Our offices in New Credit First Nation, Toronto and Thunder Bay will be closed from Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan.3, 2016. Should your community have an emergency please contact Colin French, Communications Officer at

Have a safe and happy holiday! 



All Tribal Council/Large/Unaffiliated First Nations meeting presentations now available for download

We recently had our All Tribal Council/Large/Unaffiliated First Nations meeting on Rama First Nation from October 28-29, 2015. The OFNTSC would like to share the presentations given during the meeting so our First Nations can be updated by government ministries on the services and programs they offer. We have also provided the updates given by OFNTSC services. 

Emergency Managment Service releases review session training dates


The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) Emergency Management Service has released dates for Emergency Management review sessions taking place from October, 2015 to March, 2016. The events can be found on the OFNTSC homepage under the events calendar. 

The Emergency Management Service's review session details are as follows:

All Tribal Council Meeting - Oct.28-29, 2015

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be holding its All Tribal Council, Large, Unaffiliated, First Nation meeting from October 28-29, 2015 at Casino Rama, ON.  The OFNTSC will be providing updates on services offered by the Corporation, and updates from select government partners.  The deadline to register for this event is October 16, 2015. 

Student Achievement Award Winners

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce the winners of the Student Achievement Awards, and the Derrick Kamanga Memorial Award. Each year the OFNTSC annually offers four student achievement awards for a $1000 a piece, and one Derrick Kamanga Award for $2000 to First Nation students who are pursuing post-secondary education in science and technology fields. And the winners are……

Derrick Kamanga Memorial Award Winner

We're hiring for two Engineers

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is looking to hire two qualified engineers to join the OFNTSC. Specifically we’re looking for a Water/Wastewater Engineer and a Civil Engineer – Project Development.  Applicants can send their resume to our Thunder Bay office to the attention of Pat Seguin. For more information on these jobs, and a full description on the required job duties please visit our website at



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