Now hiring hundreds of people for a variety of seasonal jobs

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working for us

Worker helping children with a craft project
Recreation Technicians help us put on a variety of children and youth programming.

Our Public Works department has shifted away from posting their summer jobs on our online portal. Instead, they’re interviewing people right on the spot at three hiring halls coming up next month.

The hiring halls are from 2-6 p.m. on:

They’ll be interviewing for three positions: labourer, student labourer, and gardener.


If you like spending time outside and are willing to do physically demanding work, consider applying to be a seasonal labourer. Some of the jobs you might be doing include weeding, grounds maintenance, and construction tasks such as street and sidewalk repairs.

This job requires a minimum Grade 10 education or equivalent. Previous experience in landscaping or construction is an asset.

    If you're a post-secondary student returning to school in the fall, you can apply for the student labourer position. This job works in a variety of areas. You could be assisting traffic control, cleaning worksite, or doing grounds maintenance.

    Please note that you must be a post-secondary student. High school students may not apply as the job begins prior to the end of the public school year.

    The earliest start date is April 15 and the latest release date is September 15.


    Planning floral displays, planting, and caring for a variety of plans are some of the responsibilities of our gardeners.

    If you are familiar with commonly used landscape plants and shrubs and have experience in horticultural practices, you should consider applying. A Grade 12 or equivalent education is required and you should be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

    Recreation Technicians

    If you enjoy helping children and making an impact in your community, you might be interested in a Recreation Technician  position. Every summer, we offer programming for preschool, children, and youth as well as operate several aquatic wading pool facilities. Around 200 Recreation Technicians, in addition to existing employees, are needed to make sure everything runs smoothly.

    The positions are ideal for students. A minimum of Grade 10 education is required; however, a Grade 12 or equivalent with experience is an asset. Emergency First Aid or higher and a valid CPR Level C certificate are also required.

    There are six different job openings available under the Recreation Technician position, including Wading Pool Attendant, Youth Leader, Children’s Leader, Pre-School Leader, Building Supervisor and Facility Monitor, and Equipment Loans and Equipment Delivery.

    If you’re interested, apply online through our careers page and then come in person to one of three recruitment fairs:

    You only need to attend one session.

    Seasonal Meter Reader

    Our summer meter reading program typically runs from the end of April to the beginning of September and we need around 20 dedicated, diligent, and goal-oriented people to put it on.

    As a Seasonal Meter Reader, you’ll be going door to door checking water meters. Consider applying if you have some domestic plumbing knowledge and customer service experience. A minimum one-year post-secondary education is required. Applications will be accepted through our careers page until February 21.

    Office support

    In the Summer Student Clerical/Administrative role, you’d be providing general office work and administrative support in areas such as customer service, accounting, finance, and data analysis. This is an opportunity available specifically for students returning to school in the fall.

    You must be available to start work on short notice and intend on returning to school at the end of season. The earliest start date is April 15. Applications will be accepted through our careers page until February 20.

    Part-time work

    If you’re more interested in part time work, we’re in the process of recruiting for 311 Customer Service Representatives. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the City and gain experience in our workforce.

    We’re hiring up to 24 positions with paid training beginning in early May. Applications will be accepted through our careers page.

    Additional jobs

    We’re always hiring for a variety of jobs. If the above descriptions don’t appeal to you, make sure to check out careers page regularly to see what other else you can apply for.

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