Hunting for work can be tough, especially if you're just starting out in the workforce. Finding entry-level jobs in Ontario that pay above minimum wage is no easy feat. Luckily for you, though, the Government of Canada has a few that may be just what you're looking for.

It's worth noting that some of these jobs aren't exactly glamorous. Some of these also require you to be a student to apply. However, if you don’t mind a steady grind for a good paycheque, these jobs are worth it.

The best part is that many of the positions below will pay you over $14 an hour, which is Ontario's general minimum wage. One of them has an hourly rate of up to $27.73 an hour.

Take a look at this list of jobs to find a good fit for you. They may not come with six-figure salaries, but they're a foot in the door to great career opportunities. 

Facilities Attendant (Cleaner)

Salary: $18.63 to $20.25 

Company: Parks Canada 

Why You Should Apply: A great gig for those who have an eye for cleanliness and like being around nature.

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Student Co-op: Policy and Foreign Relations

Salary: $15.40 to $27.73

Company: Canadian Security Intelligence Service 

Why You Should Apply: A unique opportunity to tackle diverse challenges and help keep Canadians safe.

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Student Inventory 

Salary: $16.00 to $25.00

Company: Canada Revenue Agency

Why You Should Apply: A good fit for anyone with good communication skills who enjoys meaningful and valuable work.

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Cook's Helper 

Salary: $17.58 to $22.36

Company: Correctional Service Canada 

Why You Should Apply: If you have a passion for cooking, this assistant role is a great place to start.

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Kitchen Helper 

Salary: $18.62 to $20.26

Company: National Defence 

Why You Should Apply: An opportunity to help our country's defence personnel from the comfort of a kitchen.

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Salary: $18.62 to $20.26

Company: National Defence 

Why You Should Apply: You can make good money in this casual employment role in one of the country's most important sectors.

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