Please be advised we are no longer accepting applications for the City of Thunder Bay's 2020 Summer Student Employment Program.
Please visit us again in December 2020 for details regarding the 2021 Summer Student Employment Program.

Learning through experience. Welcome to the City of Thunder Bay's 2020 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 2019/2020 academic year and will be returning to full-time studies for the 2020/2021 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 2019/2020 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:

  • Attendant - Golf
  • Clerical Support Worker - Fire
  • Facility Operator - Chippewa
  • Facility Operator - Trowbridge
  • Logistics Support Person
  • Maintenance Student
  • 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.


Summer Student Specialized Positions Available:

  • Accounting & Administrative Clerk
  • Administrative Support Worker - EMS
  • Archives Assistant
  • Community Safety Ambassador
  • General Revenue Clerk
  • Human Resources Administrative Clerk
  • Junior Technician
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Process Engineer
  • Solid Waste & Recycling Analyst
  • 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 rehire (who worked for the City of Thunder Bay last summer), will be sent a Rehire Application Form by mail.  Eligible rehire students must complete and return their application to Human Resources by February 28, 2019.  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

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

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