2016 Summer Student Employment Program

The 2016 Summer Student Employment Program is now closed.

Looking for a summer job in Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services - information on those opportunities can be found at Jobs in Parks, Recreation and Culture. The PRCS Summer Hiring Campaign will be open from February 1 to September 2, 2016.

Welcome to the City of Ottawa's Summer Student Employment Program

This is your opportunity to gain valuable work experience and insight into today's workforce as you discover a career path, showcase your skills and enhance your academic goals. It's an investment in your future and in your community. 

The program will provide you with opportunities that will:

  • enrich your current academic programs
  • encourage completion of your present studies
  • aid in the funding of your future educational endeavours
  • improve your ability to find desired jobs in areas of interest and specialization
  • offer you insight into future employment opportunities
  • help learn about and evaluate career options within the City of Ottawa

If you are interested in taking on exciting challenges and making a difference in your community, explore our summer employment opportunities. Jobs are available in the following disciplines.

  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Building, Roads, Forestry and Parks Maintenance
  • By-Law Services
  • Community and Social Services
  • Engineering and Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology and Geomatics
  • Laboratory Technologist/Chemistry
  • Library Services
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
  • Public Health Services
  • Technologists/Technicians
  • Traffic and Parking Operations

Before you submit your application, review the eligibility criteria and important facts and information. Refer to the How to apply for jobs online at the City of Ottawa.

The City of Ottawa does not accept unsolicited, late or incomplete applications. Apply online to all competitions that you are interested in and qualified for. We can only consider you for employment on the competitions you have applied to. 

If you do not have access to a personal computer (PC) and wish to apply, you are welcome to use the PCs available at: the Youth Zone Jeunesse located at 370 Catherine Street; all City of Ottawa Client Service CentresLibraries and Community Centres.

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions for Jobs with the City.

For all inquiries please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Summer Student Employment Program, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be 16 years of age or older by the first day of summer employment
  • be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary program or institution of higher learning on a full-time basis, returning to school or graduating that same year
  • if a part-time student in university or college, your transcript must indicate that the course of study is leading you to a degree or diploma

Important facts and information

Police or Criminal Records Check

Applicants are advised that a Police or Criminal Records Check may be required prior to being hired into a summer student job. If a Police Criminal Records Check is required for a summer student job, this information will be included on the Job Posting.

For information on how to apply for a Police or Criminal Records Check, please visit the Ottawa Police Service website.

Documents required prior to being hired

The following documents will be required upon request:

  • proof of age
  • proof of student status (transcript)
  • void cheque or a bank validated deposit slip (original documents required)
  • proof of certification/qualifications as outlined in the job posting
  • proof of a valid Class G Driver’s License as outlined in the job posting
  • Social Insurance Card

For all inquiries please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.