New Student Hires

All students hired by the City must attend a mandatory orientation session. You will be notified by e-mail of the date, time, and location of the session. If you do not attend the mandatory orientation session, you will forfeit your summer student position.

Upon being successful to a summer student position, you will be contacted by the Hiring Manager with information regarding the orientation process. You will also be required to complete a new hire package, please be prepared with the following information: 

  • Personal information and emergency contact information
  • Banking Information:
    • Financial institution name
    • Bank number - 3 digits
    • Branch number - 5 digits
    • Bank account number
    • OR a personal cheque which contains the above noted information. If you do not have cheques, contact your bank for the information or submit a banking deposit form.  This information cannot be found on your debit card
  • Valid social insurance number (and/or valid work/study permit when applicable).  If you have misplaced your social insurance number, contact a Service Canada Centre.
  • Documents related to the position you are applying for as noted in the job description or at the time of your interview, such as:
    • driver’s license
    • first aid certificate
    • proof of enrolment in studies both before and after the summer session. 
  • Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check.  This requirement will be noted clearly in the job description and/or will be brought to your attention at time of interview.

You need these documents for payroll purposes.  If the information is not provided, there may be a delay in your first pay.

If you are hired or rehired as a summer student, you must agree to all of the following conditions of employment:

  • You must be enrolled in full-time studies when you apply.
  • You must intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the fall.
  • There is a maximum of four summer student terms for General Labourer and Administrative/Office positions.
  • Terms in Recreation positions (Camp, Inclusion and Supie Supervisors; Camp and Inclusion Counsellors; Supies; Wading Pool and Change Room Attendants) are unlimited.
  • A partial summer student term counts as a full summer work term.
  • “Special Project Summer Student” positions are not considered a returning summer student in the following year. You must reapply as a new student.
  • If you worked for us last year you must apply to the returning category to be considered for your previous position.
  • You may not hold more than one job with the City of Hamilton at any point in time.
  • Positions that permit and/or require you to drive a City-owned or leased vehicle require you to submit a copy of your Ontario class G driver’s license and a current driver’s abstract. You must not have any demerit points.
  • You are not eligible to apply for internal job postings.
  • You must complete the terms of summer employment as indicated in your conditional offer letter.
  • You must report to the work location assigned.  Refusal may result in forfeiting your position.