There is no standard application form and in most cases a cover letter and resume are all that are requested in order to apply for a career. However, some advertised opportunities will request a supplemental form be completed and this requirement will be outlined in the job postings.
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The City hires permanent, temporary and casual staff for positions in all of the City's Departments. Current opening are listed on the Job Opportunities page.
Interested parties can submit their application (in most cases a cover letter and resume) by email to Human Resources, by fax at 604-541-2158, or in person at:
City Hall15322 Buena Vista AvenueWhite Rock, BC V4B 1Y6
Email submission is highly recommended if you wish to receive electronic confirmation that your application has been received by Human Resources.
It is highly recommended that interested applicants apply to a specific advertised opening in Job Opportunities. While general applications are accepted, applying to a specific opening will allow candidates to better tailor their submission to the requirements outlined in the job advertisement.
All City positions have a minimum educational requirement of Grade 12 completion, or equivalent. Additional position requirements will differ by position and will be detailed in individual job postings.
Please refer to the job posting for required application documents. If shortlisted or considered further in the recruitment process, applicants will be asked to produce applicable certification originals prior to an offer of employment.
You can reach a member of the Human Resources team by calling 604-541-2158 or email Human Resources.
Please address your submission attention to:
Human Resources Department15322 Buena Vista AvenueWhite Rock, BC V4B 1Y6
Shortlisted individuals will be contacted by telephone in the weeks following the posting deadline. The status of on-going recruitment is available on the Job Opportunities page.
While we thank you for your enthusiasm, due to a high volume of inquiries, we kindly ask that applicants check the status of on-going recruitments (available on the Job Opportunities web page) rather than inquire with the Human Resources Department. Again, candidates who email their application will receive electronic confirmation of their submittal.
Depending on the recruitment, the process may vary from a single interview to involve multiple stages including, preliminary and secondary interviews, skills testing, physical capability assessments, and more.
Applicants invited to participate in the recruitment process will be advised upon initial contact of recruitment process details.
A cover letter, or letter of introduction, is recommended. A cover letter allows for applicants to provide a general introduction to their resume and to highlight why they are qualified for the position to which they are applying.
Applications are assessed according to position requirements as advertised. Please refer to Job Opportunities.
While we would enjoy the opportunity to meet with applicants, unfortunately Human Resources is unable to offer this service at this point in time. Applicants may however find great career information resources on the Internet and may wish to contact local employment resource centers for advice.
In order to improve chances on gaining employment with the City, the following is suggested:
For more information, please contact Human Resources at 604-541-2158.
Submissions are kept on file for 12 months from the date of receipt. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 604-541-2158.
This requirement varies by position and will be outlined when required in the job posting. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 604-541-2158.
Typically, seasonal career opportunities (those occurring between the May and September period) are advertised in mid-February to early March. Candidates are advised to check the City's Job Opportunities page on a weekly basis during this period.
The City only accepts applications for Career Firefighter positions during an active recruitment period. Please check the Job Opportunities regularly for updates regarding Fire recruitment.
Information on Employment Insurance is available on the Service Canada website or by contacting 800-206-7218.
Sources WorkBC Employment Services Centre is located at:
#208 - 1461 Johnston RoadWhite Rock, BC V4B 3Z4
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WorkBC Employment Services Centres offer customized services to all unemployed British Columbians. Free, client centrered and integrated employment services are available.
Information on Employment Insurance is available on the Service Canada website or by contacting 800‑206‑7218.
The City participates where possible in CO-OP programs. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 604-541-2158 or email Human Resources for more information.