City of Pickering 2021 Student Positions

Applications for all positions due Friday, January 29, 2021 by 4:30 pm.

Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19, positions may or may not be postponed or completely cancelled. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. 

Seasonal Hiring Notice for Students [PDF]

Positions Available

  • March Break & Summer Camp 2021
  • Student Labourers for Summer 2021 

Student Positions: May 3 - August 29, 2021

Minimum requirements for March Break Camp and Summer Camp 

  • candidates must currently be enrolled in a secondary, post-secondary, or another full-time educational program and must be returning to school in a full-time capacity September 2021*. The City of Pickering will accept any of the following to verify enrolment in college or university:
  • Registrar’s letter confirming enrolment and academic eligibility for the next semester.
  • Letter or screen shot confirming your anticipated graduation date.
    • Letter or screen shot indicating that you have more credits left to complete in your current degree.
    • Letter or screen shot confirming your application to a program next term/semester at a post secondary education establishment.

*Camp Director positions do not require to be returning to full-time attendance at school for the following year.

  • have attained the age of 16 (by March 1st, 2021 to work at March Break Camp, by June 1st, 2021 to work at Summer Camp)
  • preference will be given to qualified students who are residents, or whose parents or legal guardians are residents, within the corporate limits of the City of Pickering, however, this is not to exempt students from other municipalities from applying to these positions
  • must possess current Standard First Aid* (certification date issued after April 1, 2019 for March Break Camp and after September 1, 2019 for Summer Camp).  Issue date must be indicated on your application or resume
  • must possess current Basic Rescuer CPR–C* (certification date issued after April 1, 2020 for March Break Camp and after September 1, 2020 for Summer Camp).  Issue date must be indicated on your application or resume

*Note: Only those with current certifications as defined above, or who are registered at the time of submitting their application to attend a Standard First Aid or CPR-C course to take place prior to February 23, 2021, will be considered for employment.  Confirmation of registration will be required if being considered for an interview. Other levels of certification (i.e. emergency first aid, basic first aid, CPR-A, CPR-B) are unacceptable.

The following providers offer Standard First Aid and CPR-C training.  Please call them directly to register for a course:

  • City of Pickering, Program Registration 905.420.4621
  • St. John’s Ambulance 905.434.7800
  • Canadian Red Cross 1.866.723.2933
  • successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment
  • must be available to work the entire duration of the Program
    • March Break – March 1st to March 19th
    • Summer Camps – June 1st to September 4th
  • must be able to work weekends and holidays as required including May 22, 2021** for Summer Camp Open House at Artfest and Canada Day on July 1st, 2021

**Note: Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19, Artfest may or may not be postponed or completely cancelled.

  • must be willing to attend various mandatory training sessions (see below)
  • applications/resumes should also include related education and employment experience as well as relevant recreational and volunteer experience for the camp/position that best suits the applicants background

Camp staff will be required to plan, organize, and implement specific activities and special events for the 2021 March Break and Summer Camp Programs.

March Break Camp - March 15th to 19th, 2021**

**Note: Requirement of service is dependent upon registration.

Mandatory Training Dates

  • new qualified applicants for March Break Camp who are selected to attend an interview will be required to develop a Program Plan and be prepared to discuss and present it at the time of interview
  • only new March Break Camp Staff must attend High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development training on March 6th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • all staff must attend Camp Training on March 9th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and March 11th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Position & Experience RequiredAdditional Mandatory Training Dates Specific to Each Position
Camp Counsellor
  • previous experience working with children ages 3-12
  • experience in a camp setting is an asset
    • see dates above highlighted in yellow
  •  see dates above highlighted in yellow
  • One staff member chosen as Bus Monitor:
    • Bus Monitor Training
Camp Counsellor, Special Needs
  • previous experience working with children with special needs
  • experience in a camp setting is an asset
 
  • see dates above highlighted in yellow
  • required to meet with campers prior to the start of camp
  • approximately 1 hour of prep work prior to camps

Camp Director

  • 2 years of experience as an Assistant Camp Director
  • valid G Class Ontario Driver’s Licence and personal vehicle for use in the performance of work duties required

 

  • see dates above highlighted in yellow
  • approximately 20 hours of prep work prior to camps

 

Summer Camp – June 28 to September 4, 2021**

**Note: Requirement of service is dependent upon registration, and start date is subject to change. Please stay tuned.

 Mandatory Training Dates

  • new qualified applicants for Summer Camp who are selected to attend an interview will be required to develop a Program Plan and be prepared to discuss and present at the time of interview
  • only new summer staff must attend High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development training
  • all staff must attend Camp Training – June 12th, June 19th, and June 24th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Position & Experience Required

Additional Mandatory Training Dates Specific to Each Position: 

Position & Experience RequiredAdditional Mandatory Training Dates Specific to Each Position
Camp Counsellor
  • previous experience working with children ages 3-12
  • experience in a camp setting is an asset

 

  • see staff training dates above highlighted in green
Camp Counsellor, Special Needs
  • previous experience working with children with special needs
  • experience in a camp setting is an asset
 
  • see staff training dates above highlighted in green
  • required to meet with campers before the start of camp
  • approximately 5 hours of prep work prior to camps

Camp Director

  • 2 years of experience as an Assistant Camp Director
  • valid G or G2 Class Ontario Driver’s Licence and personal vehicle for use in the performance of work duties required

 

  • see staff training dates above highlighted in green
  • prep work prior to camps
    • Arts/Museum Camp – approx. 80 hours
    • Sports, Adventure, and Mini Pidaca – approx. 60 hours
    • Extend-a-Camp – approx. 30 hours
Camp Director, Specialty Camps
  • must possess one of the following; BATD or RAD certificates (specifically for Dance Camp)
  • valid G or G2 Class Ontario Driver’s Licence and personal vehicle for use in the performance of work duties required
  • previous experience working with children ages 3-12
  • must have a minimum of six months’ instruction experience

 

  • see dates above highlighted in green
  • approximately 60 hours of prep work prior to camps (depending on the specialty)

Coordinator, Special Needs & Volunteers

  • 2 years experience in working with children with special needs in a camp program, group home or recreational setting/volunteer program experience
  • valid G or G2 Class Ontario Driver’s Licence and personal vehicle for use in the performance of work duties required

 

  • see staff training dates above highlighted in green
  • approx. 210 hours of prep work prior to camps
  • mandatory Assistant Counsellor Training – dates to be confirmed in 2021

 

Student Labourer Positions

Term of Employment:  May 3 – August 29, 2021

(must be available to work the entire period)

Applicants for Student Labourer must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • at the time of the interview, candidates must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary or other educational program and be returning in a full-time capacity September 2021. The City of Pickering will accept any of the following to verify enrolment in college or university:
    • Registrar’s letter confirming enrolment and academic eligibility for the next semester.
    • Letter or screen shot confirming your anticipated graduation date.
    • Letter or screen shot indicating that you have more credits left to complete in your current degree.
    • Letter or screen shot confirming your application to a program next term/semester at a post secondary education establishment.
  • preference will be given to qualified students who are residents, or whose parents or legal guardians are residents, within the corporate limits of the City of Pickering, however, this is not to exempt students from other municipalities from applying to these positions.
  • must possess a valid G or G2 Class Ontario Driver’s Licence at the time of submitting their application, and be prepared to provide consent to conduct a Driver’s Abstract as a condition of employment.

Student Labourer, Parks & Property

Student Labourers, Parks & Property are responsible for performing maintenance duties on City owned parklands and property. Typical duties include cutting grass, assisting with maintenance and repairs, planting and maintenance of horticulture displays, and operating light machinery and power tools.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with related experience and the ability to operate light machinery, and/or who are currently enrolled in a Horticulture or Forestry related program.

Student Labourer, Roads

Student Labourers, Roads are responsible for performing various duties primarily associated with the maintenance and repair of City roads and property. Typical duties include flagging traffic, assisting with general and preventative maintenance of machinery and equipment, operating light machinery, light truck, and power hand tools.

Student, Municipal Infrastructure

Student, Municipal Infrastructure will be responsible for performing various engineering duties primarily associated with the inspection and inventory of assets and infrastructure on municipal roads and property.

Note: Previous public works or civil engineering related experience, relevant planning skills, such as understanding of/or previous use of GIS would be considered an asset. An Engineering program is required for the Student, Municipal Infrastructure position. 

Details on How to Apply For a Student Position(s):

To be considered for a summer 2021 student position(s), please complete the online application form, or submit a resume detailing your qualifications, no later than Friday, January 29, 2021 by 4:30 pm. Please reference the specific position you wish to be considered for directly on the application. If you wish to be considered for more than one position, please check off all positions when completing the online application form. Remember to provide your contact information if you attend school out of town.

Apply Online

If you are not able to apply online, please drop off, mail or fax your application to:

City of Pickering
Human Resources Department
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON  L1V 6K7

Email:  hr@pickering.ca

Fax:  905.420.4638

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.45, and will be used to select a candidate. We thank all those individuals who apply; however, only those applicants granted an interview will be acknowledged. Alternate formats of this posting are available upon request. Please contact Human Resources if you require accommodations during the interview process.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.