Working at TO

Tribunals Ontario plays an important role in the administration of justice in Ontario. Our thirteen adjudicative tribunals provide fair, accessible dispute resolution to thousands of Ontarians each year. Each year, our tribunals resolve nearly 100,000 cases.

The Tribunals Ontario team includes Ontario Public Service staff and members (adjudicators) who are appointed by Order-in-Council.

Tribunals Ontario is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates. Our staff and members reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and deliver services and decisions in a non-partisan, professional and ethical manner with a commitment to the principles and values of public service.

Accommodation during the recruitment process will be provided in accordance with the Human Rights Code.

TO, its boards and tribunals, cannot offer co-op placements for students in paralegal programs.

Members (Adjudicators)

Full and part-time members are responsible for resolving disputes under applicable legislation, polices and rules. They conduct hearings and/or mediations as assigned. TO members also participate in professional development activities and have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing improvement of the TO, its tribunals and the administrative justice system in Ontario. The work of members is challenging and demanding and requires confidence, compassion and critical thinking.

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Our members are appointed using an open, merit based recruitment process. Members are Order-in-Council appointees. The Public Appointments Secretariat website has more information on the appointments process.


Some TO staff track applications from the time the file is received until resolution. They make sure the file is complete, schedule hearings and mediations, respond to inquiries from the parties and provide education and information. Others resolve appeals and applications outside of the hearing process using mediation and other methods of alternate dispute resolution.

Staff also support the organization in areas like finance, human resources, legal services, IT and communications.