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Career Opportunities

The Town of Canmore is always looking for great people to join our team of diverse, passionate, and innovative professionals who strive each and every day to make Canmore an amazing play to live, work, and play!

The Town of Canmore offers more than just work. Join our passionate team, get inspired by our breathtaking scenery, and do purposeful work that has a tangible and positive impact on our growing and dynamic community. We care for our employees and recognize their work by providing a supportive culture, flexibility to balance work and personal commitments, along with rewards and benefits that foster well-being. 

If you think our work culture and community might be the right fit for you, we would love to see your application!

Learn more about our community.

Featured Job of the Month - Day Camp Counsellor

The Town of Canmore Day Camp Counsellors are responsible to deliver safe, fun, and memorable day camp experiences for participants. As a member of the Recreation Department, a counsellor will be responsible to plan and implement program itineraries which provide meaningful and age-appropriate activities for children and youth in our community.

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Check out our current opportunities (below) to find your next dream job. If you are a current or past employee of the Town of Canmore, please click here to get started.
 

The Town of Canmore offers more than just work. Join our passionate team, get inspired by our breathtaking scenery, and do purposeful work that has a tangible and positive impact on our growing and dynamic community. We care for our employees and recognize their work by providing a supportive culture, flexibility to balance work and personal commitments, along with rewards and benefits that foster well-being. 

1. Passionate people 

We are excited about our work, enjoy learning and evolving, and celebrate each other’s successes. Our team is composed of passionate people who value meaningful work and share a common commitment to our community and public service. We aim to employ people who contribute to and elevate our exceptional work environment and culture. 

2. Purposeful and inspiring work that makes a positive impact 

We are committed to serving and enhancing the quality of life in our community through an openness to new ideas and continuous improvement. The passion of our people combined with our commitment to people development, social justice, community building, and protecting our natural environment and responding to climate change, make a positive impact on our community and on the world around us. We are working so that future generations can enjoy life in Canmore as much as we do. 

3. Care for our people 

Employees are our most important asset. We care about our employees and have many ways to demonstrate it. We show authentic appreciation ranging from notes of gratitude to service recognition awards and employee appreciation events. We provide a supportive team culture where employees are welcomed and encouraged to share their perspectives and ideas in support of organizational accomplishments.

We are committed to developing workplace and community programs and services that are sustainable and equitable, and strive to build respectful, trusting relationships that cultivate open and honest communication. 

4. Well-being matters to us 

Set in the heart of Canada’s most breathtaking scenery, the Town of Canmore offers more than just a workplace. We work to sustain and grow a vibrant, livable, diverse mountain community that is welcoming and inclusive. We support employee well-being through comprehensive benefits, rewards, paid time off, and adaptability that helps balance work and personal commitments. We encourage our employees to take time away from work to recharge. Well-being in the mountains comes in many forms and Canmore offers something for everyone. 

if this sounds like a place that you would like to work, live, and play, view all our open positions at Career Opportunities. Be sure to get some helpful hints from our Hiring Guide below.

WELLNESS : We strive for harmony in our corporate, social, and natural environment.
RESPECT : We will treat others as we will expect to be treated.
INTEGRITY : We will be honest, responsible, and trustworthy.
SERVICE : We are committed to excellence in meeting community needs.
TEAMWORK : We are cooperative and empowering in achieving our goals.

At the Town of Canmore, full-time employees’ total compensation includes: 

A comprehensive group benefits package:

  • Employer-matched registered retirement savings plan 
  • Extended health benefits, including 100% coverage for prescription medication, psychology, physiotherapy, and other paramedical services (some annual maximums apply) 
  • Dental care, with 100% coverage for basic & preventative, 50% coverage for major work and limited coverage for children’s orthodontics 
  • A flexible Spending Account of $850/year for health & wellness 
  • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (2 x annual salary) 
  • Dependent life insurance 
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage 
  • Maximum emergency medical coverage for out-of-province travel
  • Optional individual or family coverage for critical illness, additional life and additional accidental death & dismemberment insurances

Paid annual vacation time starting at three weeks per year

Paid sick time of up to 12 days per year

Paid bereavement leave for the loss of an immediate family member 

All employees are eligible for: 

  • A free employee and family assistance program, available 24/7/365 
  • A corporate discount on Elevation Place memberships 
  • Voluntary participation in the staff employee association (a.k.a. the Social Club

Part-time and temporary workers may be eligible for some limited group benefits. 

Who We Hire

At the Town of Canmore we’re about the how not just the what

Town of Canmore employees take great pride in our collaborative organization, the positive work culture and our amazing group of talented people who genuinely care about our community and accomplish outstanding work each and every day for its citizens. Service to the community at the heart of everything we do, and that is demonstrated not just in what we do every day at work, but how we do it. 

The Town of Canmore is an inclusive and equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, colour, race, gender, ancestry, ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation. Persons who desire accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, hr@canmore.ca.     

The Process

From submit to success:

Apply

Select the role that you believe is the best fit for yourself and your career. Don’t forget to check the requirements before you submit, as each role may have different ones.

When you apply, you will be asked to submit a resume and a cover letter. 

  • The resume is meant to capture your past education, skills, and experiences that demonstrate your ability to perform the core job functions.
  • The cover letter is meant to capture who you are. This is an opportunity for you to tell us what excites you about the role and the organization, what you will bring as an employee, and to answer the questions outlined in the job posting. 

Initial call

Depending on the role, we may set up a 15–30 minute phone or virtual conversation with a recruiter or hiring manager, where you can ask questions and tell us about why you are interested in the role. 

This is also where we will have an initial conversation to gather your understanding of the role and your previous experience. We will also cover key aspects of the role like hours and schedule, pay, work environment, and benefits. 

Interview

The interview is designed to help us get to know you.

You're more than just the accomplishments on your resume. The interview is a conversation where we'll cover your professional and personal experience so far. You can expect us to ask questions that touch on these five topics:

  1. Motivation - What motivated you to apply for the role and how does it fit into your life and career goals?
  2. Skills and experience - Do you have the skills or potential to do the job you’re applying for?
  3. Respect and Integrity - Are you able to communicate respectfully with others, and do you have a history of building trust and acting with integrity in your work?
  4. Service - Are you committed to a high level of service to the community, organization, environment, and visitors that we serve?
  5. Teamwork - Are you collaborative, open to feedback, and dedicated to the success of your team over your individual success?

After a round of questions, the hiring manager might ask if you have any questions about the position or company. This is your opportunity to get clarity about anything, express your interest in the role, and show that you’ve done your research on the Town of Canmore. In essence, this is a great way to show the hiring manager how interested you are in working for them.

In the interview, the most important piece is that we want to get to know you, not a version of you that you think we are looking for. 

Reference Checks and Background Check

If you are the top candidate for the role, the Town of Canmore will conduct formal reference checks and a background check prior to offering the position.

Reference Checks: You will be asked to provide 2-3 references who can speak to your past work experiences. These should be someone who directly managed you in a previous role. 

Background Checks: The Town of Canmore will conduct a Standard Criminal Record Check as a requirement for employment prior to an offer of employment. 

Decision

Once all interviews and background checks are completed, the hiring manager will reach out to you to let you know the decision that has been made. Whether you are selected as the final candidate or not, the Town of Canmore is dedicated to informing you of the final decision. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about our hiring process:

Yes, you can apply for any job that is posted. We encourage you to review the qualifications of each role prior to applying. 

Our recruiters and hiring managers will be supporting you throughout the process. Feel free to ask them questions about what to expect, who you will meet, and more.

Timelines will vary depending on the role and number of applicants.

Typically the Town of Canmore follows business casual attire. We encourage you to wear what you will feel comfortable and confident in. 

No.

Absolutely. If re-applying for the same role, we encourage you to first gain additional experience or qualifications, or to follow up with your interviewer for feedback. 

The Town of Canmore thanks all candidates for applying for positions. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No problem. If you need accommodations for any stage of the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know or contact hr@canmore.ca for next steps.