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Top Reasons To Work Here

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Working for the City of Waterloo is challenging, rewarding and fun. Our dedicated staff work in a variety of jobs and fields from firefighting, horticulture and engineering, to aquatics, planning and finance and so much more. We work each day to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of our citizens, and to make Waterloo a great place to live, work and play. Our focus is always on our strategic plan and living up to our vision and values.

The top three:

  1. The people - Our staff are warm and inviting. They come from different backgrounds and offer different perspectives, making collaboration on projects truly unique and special.
  2. The atmosphere - A positive, friendly and welcoming environment helps to keep staff engaged and motivated.    
  3. The city - Waterloo is home to not one, but three (!) of Canada's top post-secondary institutions. Prime Minister Trudeau has visited us and raved about us on several occasions. We are one of the most recognized startup communities in the world with high employment rates and an incredible, active quality of life. Waterloo is where it's at, and when you work here, you are working for one of the best municipalities in the world.

And if that wasn't reason enough:

  • Flexibility - We offer alternatives from the traditional workday to support and nurture work-life balance.
  • Giving back - From large campaigns that support the United Way to more grass-roots fundraisers like the Christmas hamper, there are lots of opportunities to get involved and give back to the community.
  • Social events - Annual employee events, staff trips to Wonderland, BBQs and more bring employees together to build camaraderie and friendship.
  • Training and development - Career growth and development are highly encouraged here and support is provided to make it happen. Employees often begin their career here as part-time staff, working their way through to full-time permanent in a variety of departments.
  • Generous benefits package - Dental, vision, massage therapy, vacation - we've got you covered.
  • Employee assistance program - Employees have access to a confidential program that provides support and practical solutions on a range of personal and work-related issues.
  • Health and safety - We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for employees
  • Saving - Looking to save some extra money? Employees can save for the future through automatic deductions for the Canada Savings Bonds program
  • Diversity - We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity in our workforce

Next steps

Read some employee testimonials, check out our current career opportunities, and apply today!