Application Process

Service at a Glance

How do I apply to work at the City?

The City accepts resumes for advertised jobs only.

If you are interested in one of the jobs we currently have posted, submit your resume by one of the following options:

  • Online
  • Fax
  • Mail 
A job posting says it's a unionized job position. Where can I find more information?

The City of Hamilton has collective agreements with various unions and associations that represent public service members. Before applying for an advertised position, review the membership terms and conditions of employment.

Do City employees receive any benefits?

The City of Hamilton offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Coverage includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Sick benefits
  • Pension plan
  • Canada Savings Bonds programs
  • Vacation entitlements
  • Discounted bus passes
How and when are employees paid?

All City employees are paid on a Friday pay date.

  • Salaried employees are paid for standard hours worked in a two-week period.
  • Wage employees are paid at least one week after the pay period ends.
I've been asked provide references for a job I've applied for

The City performs reference checks for all jobs to verify information from your application, resume and interview.

You must provide at least three references who you currently report to or who you have reported to in the past. Exceptions are made depending on the job or volunteer opportunity that you apply for.

Why am I being asked for a Police Background Check?

When you apply for certain jobs within the City, you are required to get a Police Background Check. The information reported back to the City assists in determining whether you have engaged in any past conduct that would suggest that you are not a suitable candidate because of concerns about your honesty and integrity or the safety of others in your care.