Student Labourer (Forestry) (Temporary Full Time for approximately 4 months)

Parks and Cemeteries Division Kitchener, Ontario


Student Labourer (Forestry)   

(Temporary Full Time for approximately 4 months)   

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Job Code   


Posting Date   

February 6, 2024   

Closing Date   

August 30, 2024 (at 6:00pm)   

Job Status   



The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of approximately 270,000, in the heart of southwestern Ontario. As the largest municipality in Waterloo Region, Kitchener continues to be poised for development and growth, enhancing its reputation as a leader in city-building and innovation, with nationally recognized strategies to build its neighbourhoods, its digital infrastructure and its diverse economy.   


The City of Kitchener is WHERE you want to work! Learn more about the top reasons to join us:   

Why work at the City of Kitchener   


Position Overview:   

The City of Kitchener is hiring summer students to help the Forestry area of our Parks and Cemeteries department with plant maintenance.   



  • Waters plant materials as required.
  • Performs basic structural pruning on newly planted trees
  • Assists Forestry staff with projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Assists Horticulture staff with various maintenance duties.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Initial selection for available positions will be for applications received prior to February 18, 2024. Applications received after this date will be kept in an application pool in case of future opportunities.       



  • Valid MTO G class driver's license in good standing.
  • Must provide Drivers Abstract at your own expense as a condition of employment.
  • Minimum equivalent to partial secondary school education.
  • Up to 1 month of related experience.
  • Must be reliable with a good attitude.
  • Must be willing to work in a team environment and have a willingness to accept directions.
  • Ability to perform physical labour.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Must be reliable with a good attitude and employment record.



The City of Kitchener is committed to an equity-driven, inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and to ensuring our workforce reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons, as well as other equity deserving groups.   


We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at [email protected], or 519-741-2200 ext. 7261 to make your needs known, so that we can support your full and equal participation throughout the hiring process.   


We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.   


Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":   

"The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.   

The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:   

1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.   

2. within the same Division in the case of students."   



Infrastructure Services   


Parks and Cemeteries   

Union Affiliation   


Number of Positions   


Hours of Work   

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday    


Initial Location    

Kitchener Operations Facility    




Salary Range   

$19.95 - $20.65 Hourly