Election Employment Facts
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Recruitment is now open for election day positions, you can apply online or call 416-338-1111. Please note that we are receiving higher than normal call volumes.
You can schedule your interview online as part of your registration process.
You can also call 416-338-1111 to register and schedule your interview over the phone. Please note that we are receiving higher than normal call volumes.
Interviews will be held weekdays during regular business hours from May 24 to October 12 at the following locations:
- Toronto City Hall – 100 Queen Street West, ground floor, Clerks Office
- Metro Hall – 55 John Street, Room 305 (Wednesdays – May 28 to September 3)
- Etobicoke Civic Centre – 399 The West Mall, main floor, Clerk’s Office
- North York Civic Centre – 5100 Yonge Street, ground floor, Clerks Office
- Scarborough Civic Centre – 150 Borough Drive, 3rd floor, Clerks Office
- Election Services – 89 Northline Road (May 26 to Sep 5th – Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri. only)
- Yonge Eglinton – 150 Eglinton Ave E (Monday and Tuesday)
- Rexdale Hub – 21 Panorama Court (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Interviews will be approximately 15 minutes, with the first interview staring at 9:00 am and the last at 4:00 pm
All voting place staff must attend a training session as a condition of employment. Training is mandatory for all positions.
- Your election pay cheque will be mailed to the address listed on your appointment notice – target date is approximately 4 weeks after Election Day.
- Election pay is subject to statutory deductions
Canada Revenue Agency states, if a person is employed by a municipality in connection with a referendum or election to public office, deductions may be withheld from the remuneration paid. Because of this stipulation, you must provide your Social Insurance Number prior to being assigned a position.
If you work less than 35 hours as an election worker in the same calendar year for Toronto Elections, you will not have CPP and EI deducted from your payment. Please note, your income is subject to income tax, no matter how many hours you work, and you will receive a T-4 slip from Toronto Elections.
All staff are required to acknowledge the following declaration:
I have not and will not engage in political activity in the 2018 Election including:
- Supporting or opposing a candidate before or during an election
- Seeking nomination or being a candidate or registered third party advertiser in the election
- Canvassing or campaigning on a Toronto municipal referendum question
I am not a family member of an individual seeking nomination or being a candidate in the 2018 Election, and
The information provided is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.