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 Thank you for your interest in working for the Municipality of Port Hope.

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Information for Applicants

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 of Port Hope 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.

We are 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.

The personal information that you submit for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

How do I apply for a job?

Click on "View Job Opportunities + Apply Online" above to open current openings. Select the job you wish to apply to, click on "View Details" and "Apply Now". You will be brought to the online portal to sign in. Don't have an account? See below for details on "How do I create an online profile". 

Can I send in my resume at any time?
The Municipality of Port Hope does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applications will only be accepted for active job postings.
Can I apply to more than one job posting at the same time?
You are welcome to apply to more than one job posting at the same time, however you must submit a separate resume and cover letter for each job posting.
Will someone contact me to let me know that my resume has been received?
Once your resume and cover letter has been submitted through the online job portal you will receive an automated response via email stating that your resume has been received.
 How do I apply to become a Volunteer Firefighter?
Follow the "How do I apply for a job" steps above. Volunteer opportunities with the Fire and Emergency Services Department will be posted on the online job portal. For more information on the requirements to apply and steps in the recruitment process visit Volunteering and Recruitment within the Fire and Emergency Services Department page.
How do I create an online profile?
Once you have entered the online portal by selecting "View Job Opportunities + Apply Online" above, select "Log In" on the right side bar. It will bring you to our Careers Login Page where you can then select "Don't Have an Account?". It will then take you through the steps for creating your online profile. You have the choice to upload a generic resume to your profile, but you must apply to each Job Opportunity individually to be considered.
How do I get notifications when new Job Opportunities are posted?
Once you have created your online profile you have the ability to subscribe to Job Alerts. To subscribe: sign in to your online profile, select "Job Alerts" on the right side panel, select the box named "Subscribe to Job Alerts" and save your settings. You will receive an email when new job opportunities are posted.

Hiring Process

Step One: Job Application

Once your profile is created within the online job portal you may submit your resume and cover letter for each position you wish to apply to. The deadline to submit applications (Resumes and Cover Letter) is end of day on the date the posting closes. If you meet the qualifications set out in the job description you may submit your resume and cover letter.

Step Two: Interview

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via phone or email.

Make sure to:

  • note the location, date and time of the interview
  • request accommodation under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if required

At our interviews, you can expect:

  • A panel interview of two or more people
  • Interviews are generally up to an hour in length
  • To talk about specific experiences that relate to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job as outlined on the job posting
  • To be asked behavioural-based interview questions, which require you to describe in detail how you have handled specific tasks/situations in the previous work, school or volunteer experiences
  • To be asked situational interview questions, which require you to describe "what would you do" in specific situations
  • Testing, depending on the position. For example, you may be asked to verify your computer skills.
Step Three: Verification

If you are selected as the preferred candidate to hire, an offer of employment would be conditional upon:

  • Work reference checks (preferably three)
  • Drivers license check (as applicable)
  • Physical/Functional abilities assessment (as applicable)
  • Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check or Vulnerable Sector Check (Police Records Check)
Step Four: Job Offer
If you receive a job offer, review the written job offer in detail and ask questions before accepting and signing the offer of employment. You will receive orientation and training for your new position.