Summer Student Employment Program 2024

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Learning through experience. Welcome to the City of Thunder Bay's 2024 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 2023/2024 academic year and will be returning to full-time studies for the 2024/2025 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 2023/2024 at a school, 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:

  • Fire Prevention Support Clerk
  • Range Attendant *
  • Storekeeper
  • Student Labourer - Golf
  • Student Labourer - Facilities*
  • Student Labourer - Marina Park*
  • Student Labourer - Parks*
  • Student Labourer - Roads*
  • Student Labourer - Traffic Control & Street Lighting
  • Summer Maintenance Student
  • Tour Guide/Small Ride Operator - Chippewa*
  • Tour Guide/Small Ride Operator - Centennial*
  • Travel Counsellor


*Suitable for High School students


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.


Summer Student Specialized Positions Available:

  • Depot Attendant
  • General Revenue Clerk
  • General Revenue Clerk - Bilingual
  • Indigenous Relations Summer Student
  • Junior Technician
  • Laboratory Technical Assistant
  • Logistics Support Person
  • Lottery Licence Officer
  • Process Engineering Student
  • Solid Waste & Recycling Student
  • Student - Archives Assistant
  • Student Labourer - Environment
  • Urban Forestry Summer Student


Apply for Specialized Positions

 Returning students (Rehires)

Returning summer students who are eligible for rehire (who worked for the City of Thunder Bay the previous summer), will be sent a letter by email. 

Eligible rehire students must complete their application online on the Thunder Bay job site by February 28, 2024.  Paper application forms are not available this year.  The letter you receive will provide you the job title of the student position you held previously to assist in identifying the job posting you will need to apply to online.

Rehire students will be contacted by Human Resources when departments identify their staffing needs.

Please note:  A rehire letter nor your application guarantee you a 2024 Summer Student position.  Some summer student positions that were previously available may not be available in the summer of 2024.  In the event that your previous position is not available, you may want to consider applying for other summer student positions online on the Thunder Bay job site.

How to apply

Lottery and specialized positions:

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

Returning students:

Eligible rehire students must complete  their application online on the Thunder Bay job site by February 28, 2024.  Paper application forms are not available this year.  The letter you receive will provide you the job title of the student position you held previously to assist in identifying the job posting you will need to apply to.

All applications will be accepted until February 28, 2024.

For further information, please contact the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division at 807-625-2585.

Recreation and culture jobs

Additional part-time employment opportunities are also available in the Recreation & Culture Division



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