Summer Employment Opportunities with the City


The Ottawa 2018 Summer Student Employment Program is now open and will be accepting online applications from February 1 to February 28, 2018.

If you are interested in taking on exciting challenges and making a difference in your community, explore the City of Ottawa’s 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


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 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.

I highly encourage all eligible youth to consider applying for a great future career improving the City you live in! 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 more information and to apply, please visit