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


Looking for more opportunities? You can also check out positions from the Federal Student Work Experience Program at or Ontario student job positions at