Recreation jobs offer seasonal and year-round part-time opportunities with flexible shifts.
Rec jobs take you places – work across the city in community centres, parks, pools, arenas and City-owned museums and cultural centres.
The City of Toronto begins recruiting for part-time summer recreation jobs in December. Recruitment for fall, winter and spring part-time recreation jobs begins in June.
Create your profile to start applying for Recreation jobs online. Upload your resume once you’ve created your profile so that it is easy to attach to a job application.
Submit a resume that shows your skills and experience match the responsibilities and qualifications in the job posting.
In the form to create your profile you’ll also have the option to subscribe to receive new job posting notifications and to hear more about career opportunities.
Resumes and cover letters that are mailed, hand-delivered or faxed are no longer accepted by the City of Toronto.
Search for recreation jobs by location, keyword or category.
Recreation job categories include:
A City of Toronto job posting includes the job posting date, job posting end date, rate of pay, start date, work location, district and season the work will take place.
A job posting describes the type of work or tasks you will be doing in the role (responsibilities). It provides a list of skills, experiences and certifications that candidates should have or may be required for that role (qualifications).
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Each job has a posting date when applications are accepted and a posting end date when applications must be received. Be sure to submit your application before 11:59 p.m. before the job posting end date.
If you want to apply for more than one position you will need to submit separate online applications for each job you are interested in. Each application should have a resume that describes your skills and qualifications for the posting you are applying to.
A confirmation email will be sent to you after you have submitted your application online. Log into your account and select “Jobs Applied” to view the jobs you have applied to and check that your resume was uploaded successfully.
The pre-screening questionnaire is a few questions you’ll be asked that help us sort the applications we receive. You’ll be invited to an interview if your application shows that you are a good match for the job.
It could be weeks between when you apply online and when you hear from us, so keep a copy of the job posting and the resume you’ve submitted.
Interviews are conducted in a panel format where two or more City of Toronto staff will ask you questions, either by phone, in-person or virtually (online). An interview may take up to twenty minutes. You can return to a question to add more to your answer before the interview is over.
Remember to bring any requested paperwork, including references, if your interview is in-person.
Some interviews may have a practical assessment and staff will let you know by email what to expect and how to prepare.
Practical assessments may request a demonstration of your skill in the area you are applying to such as preparing a group activity for a camps position or demonstrating skating skills for a skate job.
After a successful interview (and assessment for some program areas), we will contact your references. Once this step is complete, you will be contacted by a staff person who will let you know the specifics of your new job and next steps. A Conditional Offer of Employment will be emailed to you.
Certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) is required for all recreation staff. This course is made available at no cost if you have received a conditional offer of employment.
A conditional offer of employment may be dependent on whether:
One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is a Vulnerable Sector Check. Only candidates who have passed the Vulnerable Sector Check will be considered for Recreation Worker positions.
Once you are given a conditional offer of employment, we will ask for a Vulnerable Sector Check on your behalf if you live in the City of Toronto. If you live outside of Toronto, you will need to ask for a Vulnerable Sector Check from your local Police Service. For more information about vulnerable sector screening, contact your local Police Service.
After you complete your Conditional Offer of Employment, an email will be sent to you with a link to securely upload pictures or scans of the following documents:
Prior to starting your first day of training, you will need to meet all conditions of employment, which include a Vulnerable Sector Police Check, Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) and First Aid certifications.
Once you receive your Vulnerable Sector Police Check results, PHCD and First Aid certifications, scan or take a photo and email it to your Hiring Manager listed on your conditional offer letter.
Your Hiring Manager will provide you with information on training and next steps
Get connected with recreation staff to learn about:
Info sessions will also provide time in each session to ask staff questions.
No registration is needed for in-person sessions – just drop-in.
|General Recreation and Aquatics||Fairfield Seniors’ Centre
80 Lothian Ave.
|December 6, 2023||4 to 5:30 p.m.|
|General Recreation and Aquatics||Parkway Forest Community Centre
55 Forest Manor Rd.
|December 7, 2023||4:30 to 6:30 p.m.|
|General Recreation and Aquatics||Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre
29 St. Dennis Dr.
|December 12, 2023||4:30 to 6:30 p.m.|
|General Recreation and Aquatics||Secord Community Centre
91 Barrington Ave.
|December 12, 2023||4:30 to 6 p.m.|
|General Recreation and Aquatics||Warden Hilltop Community Centre
25 Mendelssohn St.
|December 14, 2023||3:30 to 6 p.m.|
|General Recreation and Aquatics||Wellesley Community Centre
495 Sherbourne St.
|December 19, 2023||4:30 to 6 p.m.|
For each session, you will need:
There are currently no virtual sessions.
Visit Important Information to learn more about the different recreation jobs available.
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If you need accommodation to apply for a position due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the Requisition ID (Req ID) and the job title.
The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Visit Hiring Policies and Statements for more information.