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Human Resources - Careers

How to Apply: FAQ

Apply directly to the current job posting(s) you are interested in. General applications are not accepted. Current City of Winnipeg employees can view and apply for current job postings using the PeopleSoft Portal.

General Instructions

Be sure to read all of the information on the job posting and follow all of the instructions. This is important for your application to proceed to the next step in the process.

Current jobs with the City of Winnipeg are posted under Current Job Postings, or on the job board located at:

Human Resources - Employment
Main Floor, 510 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB.

Our TTY number is (204) 986-1311.

Apply for a current job posting online:

Current City of Winnipeg employees: Visit the PeopleSoft Portal to view and apply for current job postings.

  • Step 1: Visit the City of Winnipeg careers website to view our current job postings.

  • Step 2: Select a posting from the Search Results list.

  • Step 3: Select the Apply button at the bottom of the page to apply for a job(s).

  • Step 4: Complete the application form. For additional information, view the Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Step 5: Include your resume, and a cover letter (if desired) in the same space, by:
    • Typing the information directly into the text box, or
    • Cutting and pasting your letter and resume into the text box.

  • Step 6: Review your application and make any changes as required.

  • Step 7: Select Submit Application to complete the process. You will receive a message saying your application has been successfully submitted.

Resume & Cover Letter

Please review Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Tips for more information on how to prepare your resume and cover letter.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Application Process

I've found a job I'm interested in. How do I apply?

Online applications are preferred; however applications can be submitted both online or in person.

Please note, current City of Winnipeg employees can view and apply for job postings online using the PeopleSoft portal.

Online

All City of Winnipeg positions are posted online*.  To apply online, review the current job postings at www.winnipeg.ca/hr, locate the position you want to apply for, create an online careers account or log into your existing account, and complete the application.

*Please note, the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service positions will appear on our careers website; however, neither department accepts online applications.  Please note that select administrative and clerical positions for Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will accept online applications, so please review the job posting carefully.

In Person

You can apply in person at the City Hall Human Resources office located at 510 Main Street - Main Floor in the Administration Building (across from the Winnipeg Concert Hall). The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, or you can call 311 for more information.

I found a job that I would like to share with a friend or post on social media. How can I share it?

To share a job with a friend, select the 'Email to a Friend' link at the bottom of the job posting. The system will generate an email, which you can personalize with your name and the recipient's name and email address, containing basic information about the job and a link to the full posting on the City careers website. To post a link to the position on social media (ex, to your Facebook page), follow the steps above. The system-generated email contains a URL; instead of sending the email, copy-and-paste the URL to the social media platform(s) of your choice. Users who click the link will be sent directly to the job posting where they can review the job and apply online.

What are the advantages of applying online?
  • You can be sure you are providing all the information required to screen your resume
  • The process is quick and simple
  • You can maintain an up-to-date online profile, including saving your resume and favourite job searches
Do I have to create an account to apply for a job online?

Yes. Online applications can only be done through a registered online careers account.

I missed the deadline for a position. Can I still apply?

We are unable to accept applications after the deadline.  We encourage you to keep your online profile up-to-date, including having a copy of your resume saved online, to ensure you can apply quickly and easily the next time a suitable position is available.

How do I apply to a specific position?

Select the posting you want to apply to, and click 'apply'.

Do I need to fill out an application form if I am providing my resume?

Yes. While some information on the application may be duplicated in your resume, the City's applications have been carefully created to ensure it captures all required information to properly assess your application. 

Do you accept general resumes?

No. Resumes and applications are only accepted for specific, posted positions.

Who do I address my cover letter to?

The City’s online application system does not allow you to create a separate cover letter; please combine your cover letter and resume into one document. Your resume and application will be sent to the appropriate person.

Where can I find the posting number?

The posting number is at the top of each job posting where it says "Job ID".

Do I have to provide my employment equity information?

No. Completing the self-identification steps in the application is voluntary. If you do not wish to provide your information, please select the 'I decline to provide my information' option.

The gender section of the employment equity section only lists woman; what if I am not a woman?

The City collects information on four employment equity groups, as designated by the Canadian Human Rights Commission: Indigenous Persons, Persons with a Disability, Visible Minorities, and Women. Therefore, for the purposes of our equity reporting, we only capture those who declare as a woman.

Once my online application form is saved can I go back and make changes to it?

Yes. You can make changes to your application at any time before it is submitted. To resume an application you have started but not submitted select it from the My Activities tab. Once your application has been submitted, you are unable to make any changes. If you need to make changes to your application after submission, you will need to reapply. To withdraw your original application use the 'Withdraw' button viewable under My Activities.

Does the City of Winnipeg hire seasonal or student workers?

Yes. The City advertises for seasonal workers throughout the year, for both summer and winter seasonal position.

Student recruitment begins in January.  Only students returning to school in the fall will be considered for these jobs. Our student website is a great resource for those who want to learn more about student positions with the City. This webpage also lists all current student job postings.

All student and labour positions are posted on www.winnipeg.ca/hr

Does the City of Winnipeg accept education and training completed outside of Canada?

In many cases, yes. Education and credentials that are earned outside of Canada may be subject to review to ensure they are in accordance with established Canadian standards.

Will my volunteer work be considered?

If your volunteer work is related to the position that you are applying for, it can be a valuable addition to your work history. Relevant volunteer work should be included on your resume or application form.

I have a criminal record can I still apply to work for the City of Winnipeg?

Yes. A criminal record, in and of itself, is not a barrier to securing a position, employment or promotion with the City of Winnipeg. When a person with a criminal record is being considered for a position, the record will be reviewed with consideration to the specific responsibilities of the position.

Please note that Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service have their own guidelines on the admissibility of applicant criminal records.

Will I have to undergo any medical or other testing?

You may be required to satisfactorily complete job-related assessments based on the qualifications of the position you have applied for. All testing requirements are outlined on the job posting.

How do I apply to work for the Winnipeg Police Service or Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service?

Both the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic service have an in-depth, multi-step recruitment process. Visit their websites for more information about applying to, and working for, the Winnipeg Police Service or Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.

Is there anything else I need to do to apply?

Read the application instructions carefully for each position. Some positions may require proof of licenses or credentials, or may require you to apply at a certain date/time, or to a specific person.

My Application

How can I find out the status of my application?

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding the status of applications. From the time a position closes, the screening process can take up to two months, depending on the volume of applicants and the complexity of the position. If you are selected for interview or further assessment, you will be contacted.

How do I know my application has been received?

When you have successfully submitted your resume online, a notice will appear stating ‘Your online resume has been successfully submitted’. You will also receive a confirmation email, sent to the email address attached to your careers account. To view all your submitted and draft applications select the My Activities tab on your careers account.

How are applications assessed?

Each application is assessed based on the qualifications outlined in the job posting. When you submit your application online, you may be asked a number of screening questions that help us to further assess your qualification for the position. This information is then forwarded to the hiring supervisor for final screening.

Will someone contact me, and if so, when?

If you are selected for further assessment or interview, you will be contacted. As mentioned above, this process can take up to two months.

I need to update something on my application; can I edit it once it has been submitted?

Once your application has been submitted, you are unable to make any changes.  If you need to make changes to your application after submission, you will need to reapply. To withdraw your original application use the ‘Withdraw’ button available under the My Activities tab.

Using Online Application

I am a new user. How do I set up a username and password?
  1. Select the 'New User' option at the top right of the page.
  2. Complete all of the required information on the registration page, including selecting a password.
  3. Agree to the Terms & Conditions
  4. Select the 'Register' button
Do I need a resume file with my online application?

No. You can either copy-and-paste text from an existing resume on your computer, or type in new resume text in the fields provided. You can also select an existing resume you have saved in the system.

Under the 'My Activities' tab, I see an option to upload attachments; however, none of the ones listed apply to the job I’m applying for.

Applicants will not upload the documents within the flow of the application itself; rather, they add them to their 'My Activities' page. If the position you are applying for requires attachments it will be noted on the job posting. You are only required to upload attachments if it is specifically requested in the job posting you are applying to. Each attachment-type (driver's abstract, copy of Red Seal Certification, etc.) currently required for an active job opening will be listed in the drop-down menu. If you do not see the attachment you are trying to upload, it is not required. Our Careers system allows for the following file types for attachments:

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .odt
  • .pdf
  • .rtf
  • .txt
  • .jpeg*
  • .jpg*
  • .img*
  • .png*

*Applicants without access to a scanner may prefer to take a picture of their document(s) with a mobile phone or digital camera and upload the image file.

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Yes. To apply for multiple jobs at a time use the checkboxes on the Job Search page to select the jobs you wish to apply for and select the 'Apply for Selected Jobs' button at the bottom of the page.

How do I update a specific job application?

Once an application has been submitted, you cannot update or edit it; you must create a new application for the position. To update an application that is in progress, visit your 'My Activities' page. The status will be 'Not Submitted'.

How can I change my email address?

Select the 'My Account Information' icon at the top of the screen and provide your new email address.

How do I know that a question is required?

If a question is required, it will have an asterisk (*) beside it.

I'm having trouble creating a password, what am I doing wrong?

Be sure that your password:

  1. Has a minimum of 6 total characters with at least 1 digit, 1 lowercase character, 1 uppercase character and 1 special character from the set (!@#$%^&*-_=+\|]}[{;:/?.><,`)
  2. Does not match your user name
  3. Does not match any of your email addresses

If you continue to have trouble, you can call 311 for more support.

I have forgotten my password or username. What do I do?

On the Sign In page, select either 'Forgot User Name' or 'Forgot Password' and follow the instructions provided. You must have access to the email you used to register your account to use this function.

I have selected "Forgot User Name" and/or "Forgot Password" but did not receive an email with instructions on how to resolve.

Options to resolve:

  • Check to ensure the email has not been marked as spam and moved to the 'trash' folder. Emails would show as CareersDoNotReply@winnipeg.ca.
  • Contact your email provider to inquire if emails from the above address have been blocked.
  • Create a new Candidate Gateway account with a new email address.

How do I reset my password?

Select the 'My Account Information' icon at the top of the screen and select the option to change your password.

Technical Issues

What operating system and browser should I use when searching and applying for positions at the City of Winnipeg?

Our career website supports the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 11.x
  • Firefox 38.x and 42.x
  • Google Chrome (desktop) 43.x
  • Google Chrome (mobile) 5.x and 6.x
  • Safari (desktop) 8.x and 9.x
  • Safari (mobile) 8.0.2
  • Microsoft Edge 25.10586
I click on the Apply for Jobs link but it doesn't work, the page does not appear. What should I do?
  • Ensure your pop up blocker is turned off. Go to tools in your menu bar - turn off pop up blocker. You may need to refresh your screen (go to view and click refresh or use the icon at the top of your page that has 2 green arrows).
  • If this doesn't work, clear the temporary Internet files (also called the cache) in your browser and refresh the page. It is advisable to close and re-open the browser
  • If you still get an "Error on page" message at the bottom, reboot your machine
I'm trying to apply for a job, and am getting a notice that I have an unsubmitted application with the option to either continue it or start a new one. However, I'm unable to select either Yes or No option.

Option One: Use your existing started application:

  1. Sign In
  2. Select the My Activities tab
  3. Click the Job Title to continue your application from where you left off

Option Two: Start a new application to the job posting:

  1. Sign In before selecting the Job Title from the Search Results list
  2. Select the Job Title from the Search Results list
  3. Select "Yes" from the "You have a previous unsubmitted application..." message
Does the City careers website support accessibility software?

Our system has been tested and verified compatible with JAWS version 17 and ZoomText version 10.1.

Last update: February 13, 2017
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