1. Does the District accept general resumes?

    We accept applications for posted competitions only and do not keep a file of general resumes. If you are interested in one of our Current Employment Opportunities, please apply to a specific advertised posting online through the careers portal.

  2. Who should I address my application to?

    Please include your resume and address your cover letter to Human Resources. Although we encourage cover letters, you do not require one.

  3. What is the hiring process?

    After a competition closes, candidate applications are reviewed to determine those that meet the requirements indicated on the posting. Shortlisted candidates are contacted by telephone or email to participate in the recruitment process and this can take any where from one to four weeks.

  4. How do I know if I have been shortlisted for a position?

    We thank all applicants for their interest, if you have been shortlisted, we will contact you by phone or email. Due to high volume of applications, only those considered for the position will be contacted.

  5. Do I have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to work at Saanich?

    The District of Saanich's vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not currently required. It is important to know that should circumstances change and the District deem it necessary, the requirement may be reinstated, and you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

  6. Do you offer student / co-op positions?

    Yes, the District of Saanich offers student opportunities.  They are typically short term (approximately 4 months), but are currently limited to the following positions:

    - Law Co-op Student
    - Occupational Health and Safety Student
    - Student Crime Prevention Coordinator
    - Student Engineering Technician
    - Student GIS Technician
    - Student Parks Technician
    - Student Survey Technician|
    - Tax Clerk

    Some of these positions are offered annually while others are available less frequently. You can find them posted on our website throughout the year. These positions are an excellent opportunity to serve the public and gain valuable work experience in a municipal environment.

  7. Do you offer volunteer opportunities?

    Yes, we offer many volunteer opportunities where you can help create important connections and a stronger community.  We have volunteer opportunities with Saanich Archives, Emergency Program, Parks, Police, and Recreation.