Part-time Employees and Students

The Town of Oakville hires part time and student employees to supplement its workforce in a variety of capacities. Most of our hiring is done on a seasonal basis in our recreation and aquatics programs, parks and open space maintenance, and cooperative education programs.

Working for the town as a part time and/or student employee has some great advantages:

  • Opportunity to work within a community dedicated to providing quality service to residents
  • The opportunity to work with great people in a supportive and fun environment
  • Competitive wages
  • Excellent orientation and training programs

Driver’s License Requirements

Any student or part-time jobs that require a driver's licence, require at a minimum, a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence Class G2 required (Ontario Driver’s Licence Class G preferred) with a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour.  Please note that applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. Successful applicants will be required to provide the Corporation with a copy of their drivers licence and a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) and all new hires will be required to pass a town administered road test as a condition of employment.

Health and safety

The Town of Oakville takes the Health and Safety of its employees very seriously and believes that accidents are preventable. Most workers who suffer injuries were either unaware that a hazard existed or failed to take sufficient precautions to eliminate the hazard. The safe worker is aware of the hazards inherent in his or her job and job site and works in such a way as to minimize the risk of injury to themselves and their participants.

Two important prerequisites to safety consciousness are a healthy rested body and a clear rested mind. No worker can remain alert to the many hidden hazards in the work place if the senses have been dulled by drugs or alcohol or the mind and body have not had sufficient rest.

Safety consciousness thrives best in a neat and tidy work place. Work in a neat and tidy manner. Clean up your work area after performing a job and at the end of every work day. Good housekeeping is a vital part of an effective accident prevention program.

  1. Is my work area neat and tidy?
  2. What are the hazards involved in performing this particular job?
  3. Where is the nearest exit or fire escape?
  4. Where is the nearest fire extinguisher or fire hose?

When it comes to accident prevention, the most valuable advice is think before doing! Before doing anything, ask yourself, "Is there a chance that someone might be injured if I do this?" If the answer is yes, stop what you're doing and consult with your supervisor. Work in accordance with established procedures.

Visit the Health and Safety page for more information

Don't take a chance that you might injure yourself or another worker. Be smart and work safely.

Remember - Safety First in Oakville.


Student employees are compensated on an hourly basis for hours actually worked.

Public Holiday Policy

Part time and student employees will be paid for designated holidays in accordance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000. You must work your regular shift before and after each holiday to be entitled to receive payment. If you are scheduled to work on a Statutory Holiday, you will receive overtime payment for the hours worked.

The following shall be recognized as holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Statutory holidays

There are two qualifying conditions for you to receive statutory holiday pay:

  1. You must work the regularly scheduled shift before and after the holiday;
  2. Failure to show up for a previously agreed shift will result in non-payment

The public holiday pay you are entitled to is calculated as the total amount of regular wages earned, including vacation pay, paid during the four-week period immediately before the work week in which the public holiday falls, divided by 20. The payroll system calculates public holiday pay. It will be paid as a dollar amount with no hours associated with it.

The August Civic Holiday, Easter Monday and Remembrance Day are not designated statutory holidays.