The City of Port Colborne, located on the south coast of the scenic Niagara region, Niagara’s Port of Call has found the perfect balance – successful industrial and commercial sectors, comfortable and scenic residential areas, white sand beaches, unique culinary choices, the world class Sugarloaf Marina, fishing, golfing, trails, shopping districts along the historic Welland Canal – truly a community that adds to the overall Niagara Experience. 

The City of Port Colborne is seeking an energetic and dedicated individual who would like to join our team as a Planning Student for 2023!

Under the direction of the Chief Planner and Senior Planner, the planning student assists staff with development applications and the preparation of reports on City land use matters. The planning student, with senior staff support, will provide front-line customer service for general planning inquiries.

The ideal candidate is a full-time student enrolled in an OPPI/CIP accredited university urban planning program, or similar study (proof upon request). You will have strong customer service, communication, problem-solving, research/analysis and computer skills, along with a familiarity with Provincial land use legislation, site planning, official plans and zoning by-laws. If you are a student member in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), that would be considered an asset.

Applicants must:

  • Have a valid Class G or G2 Ontario Driver’s License, proof upon request.
  • Be available for full-time work from approximately May 1, 2023 until Labour Day 2023.
  • Be a full-time student enrolled for September 2023 (Fall Term), proof upon request.
  • Be available to work flexible hours – days, afternoons, weekends, statutory holidays and special events.

More information can be found on the Job Description here

The Planning Student is a seasonal summer position working 35 hours per week with an expected start date of May 1, 2023 working through to September 1, 2023 with a rate of $21.00 per hour.  

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to by Friday, January 27, 2023 at 4pm quoting Competition 2023-02.   

We thank all those who apply but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.   Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.