A career with the City of Cambridge is a great opportunity. Our mission is to work together while committing to our values and serving the community. We believe in lifelong learning and development, continuous improvement and supporting our employees. Cambridge is a community of opportunity that encourages business growth and transition, entrepreneurial spirit, strong leadership, and efficient government. We offer municipal services, personal growth and civic pride. Check out our current opportunities and envision a career with the City of Cambridge!

If you require accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know in advance.

Selection process

Our selection process typically includes the following steps:

Step 1: Apply online for positions that have been posted
Apply online for one of our current job opportunities. We only contact those selected for an interview to start the application process. We don't accept unsolicited applications and you must be legally eligible to work in Canada to apply for a job with the City of Cambridge.
Step 2: Shortlisting and interviews

We determine which applicants to add to our shortlist and then contact those candidates for an interview with the hiring manager and a representative from Human Resources.

We ask a series of questions in your interview and the interviewers take notes. If you have any questions during the interview, please feel free to ask.

This interview is a conversation between the City of Cambridge and the candidate to ensure that you are the right fit for the position and that the City of Cambridge is the right fit for you.

Step 3: Personal Profile Analysis

We may ask you to complete a Personal Profile Analysis. This analysis tells us a great deal about your behavioural style in the workplace. It also helps us manage and coach you, if we decide to bring you onboard.

This analysis is not a test. You cannot fail or pass, and there is not right or wrong answer. Complete the analysis without interruption or discussion with others. It should only take 8 to 12 minutes to complete.

Step 4: Second interview
Sometimes we may choose to meet with you again to assess your fit for the position. At this interview, we may ask you to complete an assessment that's relevant to the position you're applying for. This is also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have.
Step 5: References
We contact two or three of your references. This is to confirm your previous work experience and to confirm your fit for the position.
Step 6: Offer

If you are the best candidate for the job, we provide you with a written offer, including terms and conditions of employment with the City. Conditions may include:

  • A Police Record Check or Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Pre-employment medical
  • Proof of educational and professional qualifications
Step 7: Onboarding

If you decide to accept our offer, you will complete onboarding activities, including:

  • Payroll documentation
  • General orientation
  • Health and safety awareness training

Why work for the City?

There are many reasons to choose the City of Cambridge as your employer.


The City of Cambridge offers full-time employees an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Health coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD & D) Insurance

Some part time employees are offered health and dental benefits if they meet the criteria as per the applicable Collective Agreement.

Pension Plan

Our employees are members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) if they are:

  • Continuous full-time employees (permanent, full time employee)
  • Part-time or seasonal employees who meet the qualifying requirements

Employees contribute to this pension plan through a payroll deduction, based on a formula depending on your normal retirement age.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

The City of Cambridge provides employees with an Employee and Family Assistance Program, which includes:

  • Short-term counseling (telephone, online, in person) for family and relationship issues, trauma, depression, anger management, personal issues
  • Plan Smart Services, including life balance, health smart, career smart programs
  • A library of online courses and resources, which focus on health and wellness
Appreciating Cambridge Employees (ACE) Recognition

We believe that our employees are extremely valuable and deserve to know that their hard work and genuine effort is noticed and will be acknowledged.  We have four streams in which we recognize our employees:

  • Service recognition and retirement
  • Staff appreciation events
  • Informal recognition
  • City Manager's Award for recognizing extraordinary employee contributions based on our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness, and Service


We pay unionized employees as per the collective agreement, which outlines progression through the wage grid.

We pay non-union employees according to the Non-Union Salary Scale. We evaluate each job and determine the wage range. Employees progress through the range based on performance at the end of the probationary period and on July 1st of each proceeding calendar year until the employee reaches the maximum of the range.

Wellness programs

The City of Cambridge encourages our employees to stay fit and healthy. We organize:

  • Friendly fitness challenges Personal and confidential heart health clinics
  • Monthly Wellness Health and Safety tips
  • An Employee Workplace Wellness Program
Learning and development

The City commits to providing our employees with continuous learning, training and development opportunities. To achieve this, we offer the following opportunities as outlined in our policies:

  • Leadership development
  • Succession planning
  • Internal in-class and online learning opportunities
  • External training
  • Conference opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Coverage of membership or professional association fees
Community outreach and social events

The City of Cambridge organizes community programs and social events throughout the year, including:

  • Firefighter Basket Fund
  • United Way (Cambridge and North Dumfries) fundraising events
  • Christmas Food and Toy Drive
  • Social Committee events
  • Co-op placements for local secondary and post-secondary students

We are proud to offer our employees various forms of communication to keep them informed and offer support. The City of Cambridge provides:

  • Employee interest surveys for wellness initiatives
  • Corporate orientation for new employees
  • Quarterly staff meetings for all staff
  • Employee information boards
  • An internal website

About our organization

The City of Cambridge's vision is to be a community that is an excellent place for people to prosper and grow and is alive with opportunity. View our Community Profile to learn more about living and working in Cambridge.

Want to learn more about the City of Cambridge as an employer? View the documents below for more information.

A message to those considering a career with the City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge is an exciting place to work, with a variety of municipal career opportunities. Our mandate is to provide quality service to the people of the city of Cambridge.

We're committed to our four corporate values of respect, integrity, service, and inclusiveness. These values have been set to guide our behaviour and play an important role in the decisions and actions of the City. They serve as a foundation for the City's corporate culture and are essential to the future successes of the City. We believe in fostering a climate for continuous improvement, value employee recognition and empowerment, and offer employees opportunity for both personal and professional development.

As an administration we are committed to work together to make Cambridge a place for people to prosper - alive with opportunity.