We have completed our recruitment for 2022 summer student jobs. All open posting can be viewed on our Current Opportunities page.  

Thank you to the staff who are supporting the 2022 summer season!

Please visit again as we will begin taking applications for the summer 2023 season this winter.

Below is a list of Summer Student jobs we hire for:

Aquatics
  • Cashier/Summer Reception
  • Instructor/Lifeguard
  • Head Instructor/Lifeguard
Arts Camp
  • Summer Summer Arts Camp Assistant
  • Arts Camp Supervisor
Camps
  • Summer Camp Leader
  • Summer Camp Supervisor
  • Inclusion Facilitator
  • Summer Camp Supervisor-Inclusion
Labourers
  • Grounds Maintenance Labourer (Parks, Cemeteries, and Roadside)
  • Horticulture Services Labourer
  • Forestry Services Labourer
  • Sidewalk Inspection Labourer

Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our summer jobs.

How do I apply?

You must apply online during the application period. Applications are accepted online only.

  1. Create the candidate profile, and attach resume and cover letter.  Your profile needs to have the following information: your name, home address, personal e-mail address, and contact phone number.
  2. If applying for camp and aquatic positions, please ensure to attach copies of qualifications.
  3. Complete the application form. (Ensure to click on apply to posting).
  4. Submit the application.
  5. You will receive an e-mail notification if your application is successfully submitted. (You might need to check your junk e-mail folder).
When will I have an interview?

We only contact those selected for an interview. The City does not guarantee employment for any applicant or returning staff, however, returning staff may fill some positions.

We offer invitations to interviews by email. This invitation provides you with more information about the interview.

If you are selected for an interview, you will receive an email with dates and times. Log into you candidate profile to reserve your interview time.

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications received for these positions, we are unable to provide status updates on individual applications.

I'm Hired! Next Steps

Offer Letter:

Once you receive your electronic offer letter you will have a maximum of one week to review and electronically sign your offer.

Onboarding Information Email:

In order to complete your new hire activities click on the link in the email you received for the new hire onboarding email. You will be prompted to create an onboarding password. You will then be required to enter the applicable details in the panels.

You will need the following information:

  • Copies of any certifications, education and licenses specified in your offer letter
  • Banking 
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Health and Safety Awareness Training Certificate
What if I need accommodation?

The City of Cambridge is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.  We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the recruitment and hiring process. 

Please contact Human Resources to make your needs known in advance, with the nature of any accommodations that you may require in respect to any materials or processes used to ensure your full and equal participation throughout the recruitment and hiring process.

Do I need training?

Employees must complete the  Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps training program. The program helps workers get familiar with health and safety in the workplace, including the rights and responsibilities of workers. Employees must provide a certificate of completion for this training program before their first day on the job.

If you are hired for a supervisory type position, you must complete the Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 steps training program. This program provides information on your health and safety role as a supervisor. You must provide your certificate of completion before your first day on the job. Supervisor roles include:

  • Head Instructor/Lifeguard
  • Camp Supervisors

Am I required to attend in person training?

Yes. Training orientation dates will be communicated to you and are mandatory. We also provide all employees with job specific training.

Do I need a High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification?

You require a High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification for any Aquatics, Arts and Culture, Summer Camps, and Inclusion positions.

To find out more information about High Five and to register for a training near you:

https://www.highfive.org/take-action/get-trained 

Where can I get First Aid, CPR & AED certifications?

Register for First Aid, CPR, and AED certification training courses here!

How do I get a Police Record Check?

Police checks for new and returning students must be current (within 6 months of the employment start date). At your expense, Human Resources must receive your Police Record Check before you can start your job.

The job posting and your letter of offer will indicate what type of check is required, such as:

  • Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check

As a resident of the Waterloo Region, you can apply for a Police Record Check through the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Call (519) 650-8500 ext. 5900 for more information.

If you don't live within the Region of Waterloo, please go to the police service in your municipality of your permanent residence.

How will my personal information be used?
We collect personal information related to the recruitment and hiring process under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The City uses this information to determine eligibility for employment at the City of Cambridge only. If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you can contact the Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator, Clerks Division, at (519) 740-4680 ext. 4583.