Student Labourer (Cemeteries)- Summer Operations

Parks and Cemeteries Division Kitchener, Ontario


Student Labourer (Cemeteries) – Summer Operations

(Temporary Full-Time for approximately 4 months)

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Posting Date

December 28, 2023

Closing Date

August 30, 2024
Ongoing Recruitment - Interviews will begin March 2024

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.


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Position Overview:


Working with the Cemeteries team, the summer students will assist with the maintenance and  general care for City of Kitchener cemeteries.



Initial selection for available positions will be for applications received prior to March 4, 2024. Applications received after this date will be kept in an application pool in case of future opportunities.    



  • Maintains flower beds and hanging baskets; plants, weeds, and provides general care and maintenance of a mixed perennial, bi-annual and annual plant material.
  • Waters and fertilizers plant material as required.
  • Collects and removes debris/litter (site beautification).
  • Operates grass cutting equipment (push mower), leaf blower, and gas-powered line trimmer.
  • Clears woodchip walking paths; collects and removes debris.



  • Minimum equivalent to partial secondary school education.
  • Minimum 1 month of related experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a valid MTO “G2” class driver’s license in good standing and ability to provide Drivers Abstract at your own expense as a condition of employment.
  • Ability to perform physical labour in a variety of outdoor conditions.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and follow directions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to keep accurate written records.
  • Must be reliable with 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

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Number of Positions


Hours of Work

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm



Initial Location

Williamsburg Cemetery 




Salary Range

$19.95 per hour