Types of Positions

Positions available in recreation include jobs working with children, youth, adults and seniors. You can work in various program areas, including aquatics, arts and culture, camps, pre-school, community programs, fitness and wellness and sports. Jobs are located across the city in community centres, parks, pools, arenas and city-owned museums and cultural centres.
Not all positions are available in each district or every season. Please view the posting for more information.

On-Line Applications

We use an online application system for receiving applications to job opportunities. We no longer accept mailed, hand delivered or faxed resumes/cover letters. You must apply online. We thank all those who apply, however, only applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline

Every year Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PFR) begins recruiting for Summer jobs in December (to February) and Fall, Winter and Spring jobs in June (to August). Please see postings for detailed dates.

Only applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the deadline date will be considered. Postings come off the board at 11:59 p.m., and you will not be able to submit an application once they come off the board.

Should you want to apply for more than one position you must submit separate online applications for each position you are interested in. The new online system only allows you to submit your application once for each job opportunity you are applying to. Each application should have a resume and cover letter attached which describes your qualifications in relation to the qualifications required. Although a cover letter is recommended, your resume is sufficient for the screening process. Only qualified applicants will be considered.

Making Changes to your Application Form

Once an application is submitted (including the resume, cover letter and the answers to the Pre Screening Questionnaire), it cannot be revised or deleted. Please carefully review your application and ensure that the correct selections have been made before clicking ‘Confirm and submit Application’.


After you have submitted your online application, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address provided. You can also log into your account and click on “Application Management”. Here you will be able to view what you have applied to and see if your resume was uploaded.

First Aid Certification

Applicants currently registered to take a first aid course, can still apply, but will be required to have this certification before beginning work. Note: Having your first aid at the time of applying, may allow you to score higher when your application is being screened for employment.

Principles of Health Child Development (PHCD) Certification

This is a mandatory course that will be provided to you upon obtaining a conditional offer of employment. You will be provided with course dates and details at that time.

Job Stream, Core Skills and Position

The Job Stream, Core Skills and Positions you select will not affect your consideration or screening for a position. It is just a system requirement. Simply select what closely matches your skills and experience. Only one selection is required for each to move forward in creating your profile.

Vulnerable Sector Check

A condition of employment for a successful applicant requires you to undergo a Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.

Current Recreation Workers

Do not register or apply to job opportunities through Talent Flow if you are an active recreation worker with Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Instead, please complete an online scheduling form. The positions that are posted on this website are for external applicants only. (Culture positions excluded.)

Technical Difficulties

If you are experiencing technical difficulties using Talent Flow, please contact Talent Flow Technical Support at support@talentflow.com.


Volunteers are organized directly within each recreation facility. Please visit your nearest recreation centre and speak with a Community Recreation Programmer.

Other City Jobs

For information about other summer jobs or full-time employment opportunities in Parks, Forestry and Recreation and other City divisions, visit the Careers in the Toronto Public Service site at toronto.ca/jobs. You can apply for positions such as arborist, gardener and facility maintenance staff.


If you still have questions, please send us an e-mail at recjobs@toronto.ca
Please note we are unable to:

  • accept applications at the e-mail address above – you must apply on-line
  • forward resumes on your behalf to recruiters or hiring managers
  • update on the status or confirm receipt of your application
  • provide assistance with resume or cover letter writing
  • provide coaching or employment supports in regards to strategic recruitment