Contest Information - "It's Your Job" Student Video Contest

"It's Your Job" poster with link to contest website

High school students can win cash prizes and provincial and national recognition through the Ontario Ministry of Labour's 2017-18 "It’s Your Job" Video Contest.

"It’s Your Job" challenges Ontario’s secondary school students to create an original video that can be used in social media to illustrate the importance of working safely on the job. The contest provides a creative platform for youth to voice what they believe are the important workplace health and safety issues facing them and their peers.

Past Winners

Every year, we continue to be impressed by the outstanding videos that students have created. If you haven’t seen last year’s winning videos we encourage you to visit the ministry’s website to watch them.

Theme This Year

There is an optional theme for the 2017-18 contest: Impairment at work is everyone’s business. Students can create a video about how they would communicate with their peers to raise awareness of potential sources of workplace impairment (e.g. fatigue, lack of sleep, long hours, medications, alcohol, and drugs).

As with previous years, students also can create videos on:

  • A message to their peers that raises awareness about workplace safety, or
  • Any other health and safety messages students wish to convey.

How to Enter

All current Ontario secondary school students are eligible to participate, and the deadline to submit videos is March 2, 2018. The first place video will also go on to compete in the national "It’s Your Job" video contest organized by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

Please visit the website for additional information including contest rules, entry forms and past winners.

Download the pdf version of the poster here.


Any questions about the contest can be directed to videocontest (at)

Contest closes March 2, 2018 at 11:50 pm EST.