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Applying for a Job

Applications are only accepted for positions that are posted on our Current Employment Opportunities page.

Competitions are posted for one week, opening every Wednesday and closing the following Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. (17:00) CST.  Competitions advertised in newspapers may have a later closing date for external applicants.

Please Note: The intended audience for the current employment opportunities includes both internal employees and members of the general public. There is an obligation under the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements to consider all internal candidates prior to considering members of the general public.

Reviewing the Applications

Once competitions close, the applications will be reviewed and candidates will be selected, usually within two to four weeks, for an interview based on a combination of:

  • education;
  • training;
  • experience;
  • ability necessary to fulfill job requirements; and
  • seniority (as applicable).

While we sincerely appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, in most instances, by telephone. They will be advised of:

  • the date, time, duration and location of the interview; and
  • the interview panel, which usually consists of representatives from the department requiring the job and from Human Resources.

The general structure of the interview includes:

  • a description of the job;
  • questions to determine the candidate's education and work experience;
  • questions to determine the candidate's skills and abilities relating to the job
  • general information of the candidate, such as, salary, start date and availability;
  • an opportunity for the candidate to ask questions about the job; and
  • information regarding when and how the candidate will receive the results of the interview (offers are usually made by telephone).


Employment decisions are based on a combination of seniority, education, related work experience, suitability, the interview and references. 

Positions that require the employee to directly handle cash, enter private property and/or work with the vulnerable population (persons with a disability, elderly and youth) will need a Criminal Occurrence Security Check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. This requirement will be indicated on the posting under qualifications. Having a criminal record does not necessarily preclude an individual from being employed by the City of Saskatoon. The nature of the offence, when it took place, and the relevance of the offence to the position for which you are applying are considered before making a decision.

The successful candidate will be contacted by the Human Resource Consultant.  An offer of employment will be made outlining the conditions of employment.  The start date will be confirmed, as well as the location and time to report for work.  An offer letter will be sent by Human Resources, with the information that was discussed on the telephone.

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