2020 summer students


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NEW APPLICANTS ONLY- This category is for new applicants only. If you held a summer student position in 2019 and wish to return to that position, please return to the Careers Page and apply to the 2020 Returning Summer Students category.

You may opt to apply as a new student if you are wishing to change positions.


Please ensure that you provide an e-mail address – i.e. gmail account – where we will be able to forward to you correspondence, not only throughout your summer placement, but for correspondence that may need to be sent to you after your placement has ended.

Specific to Course of Study Section

Positions in this section of this category vary from year to year and are single incumbent positions.

In this section, you will match the primary area of your study as closely as possible to the options provided.

Please read carefully as the areas of studies are reflected to align to our business needs and will differ from descriptions relating to faculties and specialized areas of study.

Positions in this section within this category will be accessed by hiring managers who have an opportunity available for which a student enrolled in a specific/related course of study would gain insight into the work area or discipline.

Specific positions will not be individually posted, as candidates will be screened initially based on related course of study and then how closely they meet the requirements of the opportunity.

If you are interested in potential opportunities which may arise, please complete the application process. It is suggested that you also apply to one of the other summer employment categories, as the opportunities in this category are very limited.

Examples include but are not limited to: By-Law Officers, Landscape Architect Assistants, Historical Interpreters, Museum Collections Assistants, Special Support Case Aides, Engineer positions, general administrative positions.

Administrative Section

Positions in this section of this category perform various clerical duties and a variety of support and administrative functions.

This may include handling general reception duties such as answering routine enquiries from staff and the public, in person, via telephone and e-mail.

Other responsibilities may include word processing (creating correspondence or other documentation), generating computer reports, inputting data, photocopying, sorting mail and filing.

NOTE 1: As some of the positions within both sections of this category require you to drive a City vehicle, you must have a current Class G licence, free of demerit points.

Students holding a Class G1 or Class G2 will not be permitted to drive a City vehicle. If you possess a driver’s licence, please make notation of the class of your driver’s licence on your resume.

NOTE 2: All questions on the job questionnaire must be answered and your updated resume included. Failure to do so will disqualify your summer application.


Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy.

Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.


The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.

Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination.

The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.

If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

2020 Summer Students

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered.

It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed.

On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.

I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.

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