Working for the City

Located at the centre of Metro Vancouver, the City of New Westminster delivers a broad spectrum of urban services to over 70,000 residents.  We have earned a proud reputation for civic leadership, service delivery and outstanding employee relations.

There are approximately 1200 employees located in several different locations throughout the City.  These locations include City Hall, Parks & Recreation facilities, Engineering Operations, Electrical Operations, Firehalls, Police Station, Public Library and Anvil Centre.

There is a lot to like about working for the City of New Westminster:

  • Great work-life balance
  • Pension Plan
  • Generous vacation allowances
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Challenging and Rewarding Work
  • Education and Training Opportunities
  • Central location, easily accessible
  • Group life insurance and sick leave coverage.

Hiring of city staff is coordinated through the Human Resources Department. Our job opportunities are posted in the Human Resources Department and on our website in the Employment Opportunities section.

Our vacancies also appear on the Civic Info website and are often advertised in local and national newspapers as well as many job specific websites.

Information regarding hiring and qualifications for firefighters can be found in the Residents section of this website in the Public Safety area under Fire & Rescue Services: 

Fire and Rescue Services

Police Officers
For information regarding hiring of New Westminster Police Officers please see the Residents section of this web site in the Public Safety area under New Westminster Police Service: Employment and Volunteering.

New Westminster Police Department

Parks & Recreation
Staffing at some of our Parks & Recreation facilities (ie Lifeguards and Recreation Leaders) is a shared responsibility of Human Resources and those that manage the day to day operations of these facilities.  Please visit the Parks & Recreation section of this site for more information about our community facilities.

Auxiliary Clerical
Auxiliary Clerical staff are recruited for vacation relief, short or long term sick leave coverage and a variety of short term assignments on an as-needed basis for all of our City facilities. Some of the duties may include word processing, data entry, telephone reception and customer service. Some related training and experience, together with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and exceptional customer service skills are an asset.

Seasonal Staff
Our seasonal labourers are hired on a temporary basis, typically in late winter to be placed by early spring, to work in areas serviced by Engineering Operations and Parks & Recreation. Related experience and exceptional customer service skills are an asset.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please see our Volunteer Opportunities for more information on volunteering with the City of New Westminster.

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