Summer employment

When to apply

The majority of our summer jobs are now live and will close on February 4, 2024 including General Labourers, Camps staff, Aquatic Deck Supervisors and Programmers. Aquatic Instructors, Assistant Instructors, and Wading Pool Attendants will go live in April.

Make this your best summer ever!

Be part of the Guelph story, make a positive impact in the community.

Employees across the organization are passionate about innovation, public engagement and providing quality public service to Guelph residents.

Guelph is a great place to live, work and play. Here’s some reasons why working with us for the summer is a great opportunity:

  • Gain experience for future full-time employment
  • Interesting, fun and rewarding work
  • Make new friends
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Inclusive employer, welcome to all
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Build skills related to your learning goals

Summer camps

The City of Guelph offers a summer camp option for everyone! From the sports star, to the outdoor enthusiast, to the theatre lover and creative artist, there is something designed for all ages, abilities and interests. We take pride in knowing that our activities and experiences are challenging, inspiring, inclusive, and, most importantly, fun!

Pay: $17.05-$20.13 per hour

Aquatics and wading pools

Share your passion for water safety with the community this summer. There are many opportunities to share your knowledge, develop skills of others and keep the community safe in and around the water. With a variety of positions available including wading pool attendant, assistant instructor, swim instructor guard, deck supervisor or aquatic programmer. Make a difference this summer with a career on the aquatics team.

Pay: $17.05-24.40 per hour

Parks and general labour

Work outside and help make Guelph’s outdoor spaces beautiful, clean and safe.

Parks general labourers:

  • Turf and Sports field maintenance: maintaining our city’s greenspaces and sports fields using a variety of tools and equipment
  • Park infrastructure and sanitation: helping to ensure our parks infrastructures are clean, safe, and well maintained. Assist with amusement rides, playgrounds and splashpads
  • Horticulture: helping to make Guelph’s gardens and outdoor spaces beautiful
  • Urban Forestry: care and culture of young trees on City owned property
  • Trails and natural area stewardship: helping to improve the ecology of Guelph’s natural areas using a variety of tools and equipment

Environmental Services general labourers:

  • Wastewater Services: site maintenance including landscaping, painting and general clean-up
  • Water Services: grounds maintenance and landscaping
  • Solid Waste Services customer service and site maintenance: meet and greet customers, attend public-drop off, maintain site grounds, and assist with various waste programs

Pay: $17.23 per hour

Customer service (part-time)

Develop and apply your communication and problem-solving skills while ensuring customers at our Recreation Centres have a positive visit /experience.  And, the professional skills you will develop can be applied to any career you pursue.

Pay: $19.44-20.46 per hour

Administration, research and program support

We offer positions (co-op and contract) in specialized areas like policy planning, building inspection, heritage research, environmental programs, property standards and office administration. Check your local university or college co-op board for summer opportunities to gain skills and experience in your field of study.

Additional information

  • Most positions will begin between mid-April and mid-May and will end at the end of August. However, there are a few positions that will end at the end of October.
  • Positions require staff to work 35 to 40 hours per week (unless otherwise indicated).
  • General labourer positions will require a Valid G or G2 Driver’s licence. If you are required to drive a City vehicle, you are required to have a minimum of two (2) years driving experience. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm they have a valid driver’s licence in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last five years. The City will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements. Applicants will be required to complete a City administered road test before being permitted to drive a City vehicle.
  • Online application instructions
  • Application and interview tips
  • Young worker resources
  • Orientation information

For more information

Contact Human Resources

Phone: (519) 837-5601

e-mail: [email protected]