Windsor City Hall, February 8th 2016, Photo by Jess Craymer

Windsor Summer Jobs Lottery Now Open

Students can now put in for work next summer in the city of Windsor.

The city kicked off its 2018 Summer Student Lottery over the weekend. The lottery allows full-time students to apply for summer jobs with the municipality.

Hundreds of positions are available across most city departments, ranging from public works and engineering to parks and recreation. The jobs will pay $16.57/hr, according to the posting announcement.

Applicants must be at least 17 years old by May 1, 2018 and be a full-time college, university or trade school student at the time of application. Post-secondary students with four or more classes taken per semester are considered full-time, and must complete the winter term on a full-time basis. Students must also be planning to return to school full-time in September 2018.

Students must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or otherwise be able to legally work in Canada and be available to work all shifts scheduled as soon as the winter term is over. All shifts include mornings, afternoons, evenings and overnights depending on the assignment. Applicants must also be willing to work weekends and holidays as well.

Most positions require holding a G or G2 driver’s licence, and candidates must hold a first-aid/CPR certificate by the date of hire.

Many positions require outdoor work and candidates must be willing to work in all outdoor conditions and be able to put up with noxious weeds, trash, dust, litter or chemicals.

Students are eligible for the student jobs lottery twice during their post-secondary school careers. Eligible students must resubmit an application before each year’s lottery.

Applications must be completed online by February 2, 2018. No paper application forms will be accepted.