Our City runs on people like you!

The City supports quality of life to those who live, work and play in Thunder Bay. A variety of jobs exist for people who want to make a change for others throughout the community. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process. The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay is one of the city's largest employers, with approximately 2,800 employees. Come join our team!


Why work for the City of Thunder Bay?

At the City of Thunder Bay, we value your talents and are committed to providing you a platform where you can:

  • Unleash your potential – We offer in-house training & development programs to equip and support your career goals. Our programs consist of well-developed technical and soft skills curriculum that will enable you perform better on the job.
  • Know your work matters – We work hard to provide the best services to the communities of Thunder Bay and we therefore recognize our employees for their dedicated services.
  • Make a difference – We have a strong focus on customer service, innovation and maximizing technology. Our digital transformation initiatives provides you the environment to shine and make real impact in the community.
  • Experience your importance – We demonstrate the high value we place in our people through our focus on mental health & wellness, health & safety and a variety of employee-friendly programs and policies.
  • Embrace diversity – We strive to have a diverse workforce that is reflective of our community. We embrace diversity by recognizing and celebrating the diverse culture present in our Corporation/communities
  • Join our dedicated team – We have a strong City team that is actually a network of individuals, who are all valued for what they bring to our city and community
  • Get tangible benefits – We provide competitive pension and health benefits coverage, along with support through employee and family assistance programs.
  • Build community – We, the employees of the City of Thunder Bay, are proud to support many volunteer organizations that touch the lives of just about everyone in our community.
  • Enjoy a superior lifestyle – The City of Thunder Bay is the gateway to some of the most breathtaking experiences on earth.

Meet Our Team...

Working at the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay is both a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity that impacts our community.

What Knowledge, Skills & Abilities are needed to work at the City?

Positions with the City are grouped within 5 main categories. 

  • Administrative - administrative assistants, executive assistants, clerks, etc.
  • Operations - transit operators, labourers, operators, equipment operators, etc.
  • Trade - mechanics, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, building inspectors, millwrights, etc
  • Professional/Technical - paramedics, firefighters, accountants, engineers, nurses, planners, information technology positions, graphic designers, early childhood educators, personal support workers, etc.
  • Managerial - supervisors, managers, directors, general managers 

Below you will find out more information on the common education/certifications, experience, skills and abilities required for jobs within the various Divisions at the City.  

 Building Services
 Corporate Information Technology (CIT)
 Superior North EMS




 Engineering & Operations
 Thunder Bay Fire Rescue (TBFR)




 Pioneer Ridge - Senior Services & Long Term Care 




 Planning Services
 Recreation & Culture
 Child Care Centres
 Indigenous Relations

City of Thunder Bay Selection Process

We provide you with all the information needed to give you the best experience during our selection process. Our goal is to make sure your journey with us is as seamless as possible.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process. If you require accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process, contact the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division at (807) 625-2364 prior to beginning the process or at any time. 

Steps in our recruitment, selection & hiring process

  • Online Application
  • Shortlisting
  • Structured Panel Interview(s)
  • Testing (if applicable)
  • Reference Checks
  • Conditional Offer

Please Note: The above process may vary depending on the requirements for the job classification being filled.

Get Connected to Other Resources

Frequently asked questions

Post-secondary education

Training & funding

Skilled trades

Service Canada

Job search & hiring supports

Resources for teachers


Apply today

Interested in working for the City now? Apply today at www.thunderbay.ca/jobs


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