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Careers at the City

The City of Saskatoon is proud to be named one of Canada’s Top Diversity Employers and one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers. 

We take pride in our work and believe the civic workforce should be representative of the public it serves. 

This is why we are continually working to ensure our workforce is as diverse and inclusive through:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Self-Declaration section of the application form in order for us to measure and improve our workforce diversity and inclusion initiatives.  

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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.

Application Reviews

Once competitions close, applications are reviewed and candidates are 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 appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interviews

In most cases, candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone. Candidates will be advised of:

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

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 phone).

Candidate Selection

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 within the Qualifications section on the job posting. 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 Resources 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, outlining the information that was discussed on the phone.

Collective Agreements

The Collective Agreements section provides the Collective bargaining documents, implementation, administration and interpretation of collective agreements, timely and accurate advice and counsel to City Council and management regarding labour relations issues.

Current Employment Opportunities

Competitions are posted every Wednesday and close the following Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. (17:00) CST. The City of Saskatoon accepts applications only for positions that are posted.

Facts on Transit Contract Negotiations

We plan on sharing updates on this page that will answer some of your questions about the Transit contract negotiations.

Diversity & Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon has a strategic goal to offer an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds.

Accessible Application Process

Find out how to apply for a job with the City.  

Fair and Unbiased Hiring Process

Find out information on the City’s hiring process.

Inclusive Workplace

The City recognizes and celebrates diversity which creates and inclusive workplace.

Benefits

The City of Saskatoon offers competitive benefits packages for all of its employees, including pensions, group life insurance, dental insurance and disability income.