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Summer Student Employment Program

Summer Student Employment Program 2018


Learning Through Experience 

Welcome to the City of Thunder Bay's 2018 Summer Employment Program. At the City of Thunder Bay, there are many opportunities available for students to gain valuable experience and skills. 

Who is Eligible?
Students who have been in full-time attendance (September to April) at school, college, university or other educational institution for the 2017-1018 academic year and will be returning to full-time studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Students who are offered a position as a summer student will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution.

Positions Available:

Lottery Positions
The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay annually hires students during the summer months through a job lottery.  Students hired under this program will primarily work in general labour, clerical/office - general, golf services, tourism and amusement ride/tour/camping.  The selection of students for these positions is based on a lottery system.  Applications received for these positions will be entered into a database (pool of applicants) based on areas of interest specified by the applicant.  When positions arise, applicants will be drawn by lottery from the database.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Student Lottery Positions Available:

Attendant - Golf
Clerical Support Worker - Fire
Facility Operator - Chippewa
Facility Operator - Centennial
Logistics Support Person
Storekeeper I
Student Labourer - Facilities
Student Labourer - Golf
Student Labourer - Parks
Student Labourer - Roads
Tour Guide/Small Ride Operator - Chippewa
Tour Guide/Small Ride Operator - Centennial
Travel Counsellor

Apply for Lottery Positions

Specialized Positions
The Corporation has some summer positions that are specialized in nature, and require enrolment in a particular field of study.  These vacancies will be posted and will not be part of our lottery process.  To be considered for one of these positions, students must apply directly to a posted summer vacancy.  

Specialized Positions Available:

Accounting & Administrative Clerk
Administrative Support Worker - EMS
Archives Assistant
General Revenue Clerk
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Junior Technician
Personal Support Worker
Process Engineer
Student Labourer - Environmental
Student Labourer - Traffic Control & Street Lighting
Technical Services Assistant
Urban Forestry Summer Student

Apply for Specialized Positions: 

Returning Students (Rehires)
Returning summer students who are eligible for re-hire (who worked for the City of Thunder Bay last summer), will be sent a Rehire Application Form by mail.  Eligible re-hire students must complete and return their application to Human Resources by February 28, 2018.  These students will be contacted by Human Resources when departments identify their staffing needs.

How to Apply

Lottery & Specialized Positions:

To apply for a lottery or specialized position with the City of Thunder Bay, please visit

Returning Students:

Eligible rehire students must complete and return a Rehire Application Form.  Rehire applications have been mailed to eligible students.

For further information, please contact the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division at 625-3866