Summer employment

Be part of the Guelph story. In just one summer you can make an 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 and play. Here are some reasons why working at the City is great:

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Participate in public engagement activities
  • Provide quality services and programs
  • Build experience for future full-time employment
  • Employee recognition
  • Learn what working for a municipal government is like
  • Wellness programs
  • Innovation – be part of it

Click on the tabs below for important information about summer positions including: posting and close dates, job descriptions, qualifications, rates of pay and links to receive additional information.

Summer camp and aquatics positions will be available starting December 3.

Parks and general labour, administration and office support, and research and program support will be available between January and April.

Summer camps

Our summer camps are filled with exciting themes, sports, arts and crafts activities and special events targeted specifically to each age group. We take pride in knowing that our activities and experiences are challenging, inspiring and, most importantly, fun!

Please note, interested applicants wishing to apply to the City of Guelph must submit a resume during an active recruitment drive.

As a new camp applicant, you will be contacted late January for a screening phone call. If selected for a possible position, you must be available to attend the group hiring day on Saturday February 23, 2019. You would have a morning and afternoon session to choose from.

Aquatics and wading pool positions

Have fun, be active and help others stay safe as they swim and play in the water this summer as a City lifeguard, assistant instructor, wading pool attendant or programmer or an aquatics programmer. You will receive excellent training and leadership development to help promote safety in and around water.

Please note, interested applicants wishing to apply to the City of Guelph must submit a resume during an active recruitment drive.

Position Date posted
Wading Pools Attendants December 3, 2018
Wading Pool Programmer December 3, 2018
Aquatic Programmer December 3, 2018

Parks and general labour

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

Parks general labourers include:

  • Turf maintenance
  • Park infrastructure
  • Horticulture
  • Sports field maintenance attendants
  • Urban forestry
  • Park sanitation
  • Trails and natural area stewardship
  • Amusement rides/playground/splash pad

Environmental Services general labourers include:

  • Wastewater Services
  • Water Services
  • Customer service/site maintenance (Solid Waste Services)

Please note, interested applicants wishing to apply to the City of Guelph must submit a resume during an active recruitment drive.

Position Date posted
No posts found

Administration and office support

This summer deliver excellent customer service to the community by assisting with a variety of clerical duties.

Please note, interested applicants wishing to apply to the City of Guelph must submit a resume during an active recruitment drive.

Position Date posted
No posts found

Research and program support

We offer positions in specialized areas.

  • Assistant Building Inspector
  • Guelph Water Wagon Promotional Lead
  • Healthy Landscapes Program Assistants
  • Heritage Research Assistant
  • Ontario Building Code Part 9 Plans Examiner
  • Outdoor Water Use Programs Assistant
  • Policy Planning Research Assistant
  • Property Standards Assistant
  • Records Assistant
  • Termite Project General Labourers (part-time up to 20 hours per week)

Please note, interested applicants wishing to apply to the City of Guelph must submit a resume during an active recruitment drive.

Position Date posted
No posts found

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 will work 35 to 40 hours per week (unless otherwise indicated).
  • Successful candidates must attend a mandatory orientation training session prior to starting work.
  • Many positons 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 held 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.