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The Municipality of Port Hope is a remarkably picturesque community located on the shore of Lake Ontario and nestled in the Northumberland Hills. With a population of 16,500 and thriving business and tourism sectors, Port Hope is a unique, inclusive municipality dedicated to fostering an active, healthy, vibrant and caring community, and offering a wonderful blend of rural and urban lifestyles.

The Municipality is committed to meeting the needs of our residents and business community by delivering efficient and effective services with an approach that is financially sustainable and environmentally responsible. As a service-based industry, our most valuable resource is a solid, proficient staff of highly skilled, qualified, and motivated employees.

Job Fair - Parks, Recreation and Culture

The Department of Parks Recreation and Culture is hosting a job fair.

  • Saturday February 22, 2020
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Town Park Recreation Centre located at 62 McCaul St, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 1L2

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a camp counsellor?  Would you like to know more about how to become a lifeguard?  Are you energetic and like working with kids?

Imagine a job that works around your busy schedule, builds valuable career skills and is a great way to meet new people. Come check out the job fair and you might find your new career.

Staff Testimony:
"Working with the Municipality of Port Hope has been both a pleasure and a privilege.  I am surrounded by a diverse team: all intelligent and friendly people.  I am very grateful for the opportunities that the Municipality has given me to discover my hidden skills and talents as well as the opportunity to grow, not just within my work environment but also as a person.  I am incredibly lucky to be a part of such a wonderful team and to be given the opportunity to make a difference in my community." - Lisa

Municipal Staff will be present at the Job Fair to answer any questions you may have about the jobs. Bring your resume and be prepared for on-site candidate screening to determine your suitability for a position.

We are hiring for several positions - see the list of exciting job opportunities below.

The Municipality of Port Hope is an equal opportunity Employer. Work accommodations are available in the recruitment process to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Human Rights Code. Please advise Human Resources should you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment.

To submit a general application for a municipal position or a Volunteer Firefighter application, please download an application form. Completed forms may be submitted at one of our Municipal offices, faxed to 905-885-7698 or e-mailed to

In accordance with our Records Retention By-law, unsolicited resumes submitted for potential future openings will be kept on file for three months and reviewed as positions suited to your skills and abilities become available.

For notification of recently posted Career opportunities, sign up for email notifications when a job has been posted at

A valid and satisfactory Criminal Record with Judicial Matters Check (Police Records Check) will be required prior to start of employment. For employment in positions which have responsibility for the care and custody of vulnerable persons, the Vulnerable Sector Check will be required.

Should you be applying for an advertised career opportunity, we thank you for your interest in the position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. See current Career Opportunities below.


Cemetery Maintenance - Seasonal
  • Open Date: 01/09/2020
  • Close Date: 02/09/2020
  • Category: Contract - Full Time

Summary: The Cemetery Maintenance staff is responsible for completing maintenance tasks in all the Municipal Cemeteries (4 active and 8 inactive), including grass cutting, tree and shrub maintenance, equipment maintenance and operation, general repairs,…

Facilities Operator
  • Open Date: 01/10/2020
  • Close Date: 02/02/2020
  • Category: Permanent - Full Time

Summary: The Facilities Operator is responsible for custodial and building maintenance at Municipal facilities, and operational requirements for the arena and pool at the Jack Burger Sports Complex (JBSC), including ice installation, maintenance and…

Marketing & Tourism Summer Student
  • Open Date: 01/10/2020
  • Close Date: 02/09/2020
  • Category: Summer Student

Summary: This Summer Student position will assist the Community Development Department’s Marketing and Tourism Division in a broad range of community economic development, marketing and tourism projects and processes to support the Municipality’s…

Parks Maintenance - Seasonal
  • Open Date: 01/09/2020
  • Close Date: 02/09/2020
  • Category: Contract - Full Time

Summary: The Parks Maintenance staff is responsible for completing maintenance tasks in all Municipal parks and facilities within the parks operating season, including grass cutting, plant and lawn care, garbage/recycling collection, special event assistance,…

Parks Summer Student
  • Open Date: 01/09/2020
  • Close Date: 02/09/2020
  • Category: Summer Student

Summary: The Parks summer student is responsible for completing maintenance tasks in Municipal parks and facilities within the parks operating season including: grass cutting (cutting, trimming and lawn care); flower gardens (planting, trimming and…