About the Position

Spend your summer having fun in the sun while keeping our residents and visitors safe!

Lifeguards at Canatara Beach are responsible for maintaining a safe environment by providing necessary supervision, protection, and rescue efforts for beachgoers, in accordance with recognized lifeguarding procedures.

Lifeguards also contribute to ensuring our beaches are clean and safe places for people to enjoy their summer days. Our lifeguards require attention to detail and poise in chaotic situations. Interacting closely with the public requires excellent customer service and public relation skills to handle difficult situations, and the ability to remain alert and calm at all times is essential.  Beach lifeguards are required to be available to work a variety of scheduled shifts, including days, evenings and weekends.

Starting rate of pay: $19.50


  • National Lifeguard – Waterfront
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C
  • Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)

How to Apply

Candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to summerstudents@sarnia.ca with the subject line: Beach Lifeguard by February 25, 2024. We appreciate all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information

The City of Sarnia is an inclusive and equitable Corporation that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all genders, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Information received relating to accommodation and diversity will be addressed confidentially.

Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine the qualifications for employment with The Corporation of the City of Sarnia. Questions about this collection should be directed to the City Clerk, 255 Christina St. N., Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2, 519-332-0330 ext. 3366.