We are proud to welcome youth to a place where you can learn and work at the same time! The City of Guelph is recognized as a Youth-Friendly Community and we are committed to helping you make a difference in the community.
Opportunities for young workers
We offer different ways for you to grow your customer and community service skills, teamwork and even leadership skills through meaningful work.
- Part-time or seasonal employment
- Co-op/internship placement, or
- Volunteer work
We have a variety of jobs to suit your needs and interests
Part-time and seasonal
- Flexible hours make it easier for you work and focus on your school.
- A chance to work outdoor or indoors, giving experience in variety of different environments
- Competitive wages
We hire students based on four-month terms that relates to the student’s field of study. These opportunities are advertised directly to schools. Summer opportunities can be counted towards a co-op term if determined suitable by your school.
High school co-ops
We support the Specialized High Skills Program offered at both local school boards. Different specialized areas include:
- Public Sector Administration
- Arts & Culture
High school co-op opportunities are posted directly with the school’s co-op office.
Recruitment tips and tricks
Looking for some tips and tricks? Visit our recruitment process and tips page for information on the following.
- How our job postings work
- The application process
- How we screen your resume
- What to expect if you are short listed for a position
Job profiles can help you prepare for the education/experience needed for some of our entry level full time positions.
Co-op/career offices and employment organizations
Co-op/career offices located at your educational institution offer resume workshops and employment coaching. Employment organizations in the community also provide excellent services to help you develop your resume/cover letter. Some of these include:
Preparing young workers for success
There are several programs and tools to help you prepare and succeed in the municipal workplace.
- Corporate/seasonal orientation: focuses on our corporate values of Integrity, Excellence and Wellness
- Defensive drivers training/Book 7 teaches new staff that will drive a City vehicle how to be safe on the road and in the community
- Wellness programs offer: employees a variety of different programs to support health and well-being. The programs change seasonally and include fitness classes and equipment, nutrition counselling and healthy lifestyle choices
- Career Services assists employees to craft strong resumes, provides interview coaching, and discover the qualifications needed for specific roles
- Specific, in-depth on-the-job-training