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Summer Employment Recruitment

2020 Summer Student Employment Program

Recruitment Temporarily Suspended

The City has made the decision to temporarily suspend recruitment activity for all non-critical roles. This applies to summer student positions as well. Some recruitment of critical roles supporting essential services will continue but will be limited. Any applications that have already been submitted by the original summer position closing date will continue to be considered for these critical roles only. If you have further questions, please contact our HR Service Center at: 613-580-2424 ext. 47411.

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If you are interested in taking on exciting challenges and making a difference in your community, explore our summer job opportunities in a wide range of fields, a few of which include:

  • Administrative Support/Customer Service
  • Buildings, Roads, Forestry and Maintenance
  • By-Law Services
  • Collections and Archives (Heritage)
  • Community and Social Services
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Information Technology Services
  • Library Services
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
  • Public Health Services
  • Technologists/Technicians
  • Traffic, Parking and Transportation Services

Before you submit your application, you may choose to review the summer student hiring process and the eligibility criteria and important facts and information. Refer to the applying for jobs for assistance on how to apply.

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 (For employment with the Ottawa Public Library and certain RCFS positions you must be 15 years of age or older);
  • 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; and
  • 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.

Summer Student Hiring Process

Step 1: Application phase. All applicants are given the opportunity to apply online starting February 3. Pre-screening questions must be completed online.

Step 2: Assessment phase. This will take place during the month of March. All applications will be reviewed and the interview process may begin. If selected for an interview, you may be contacted by email and/or telephone as per the information provided on your application.

Step 3: Decision Making and Selection phase. This will take place throughout the month of April. Successful applicant’s credentials and job specific qualifications will be reviewed and copies collected. If successful, a verbal job offer will be issued.

Step 4: Hiring and Documentation phase. This will take place either in April or in the beginning of May. Successful applicants will be instructed to accept their offer letter online, in addition to, completing mandatory hiring documentation in a timely manner. Hire dates for Summer Students may begin as early as May 1.

Note: When documenting on line, please be prepared to have the following information available:

  • Social Insurance Number
  • Banking Information (Void cheque or a bank validated deposit form). The bank account must be in your name.

Important Facts and Information

The City of Ottawa does not accept unsolicited, late or incomplete online applications. Consideration for employment will only be given for jobs in which an application has been submitted.

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 or 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:

  • Proof of student status (such as a transcript)
  • Proof of age
  • Proof of Certifications and/or Credentials (if required for the job, refer to the job posting)
  • Current Police Record (PRC) or Criminal Reference Check (CRC) (if required for the job, refer to the job posting).

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 Centres; Libraries and Community Centres.

The City of Ottawa would like to extend a thank you to all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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