Status: Full-time, Temporary
Hourly Wage: $19.00-$21.00/hour
Duration: June 1, 2023, to September 1, 2023
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Job Profile

Canatara lifeguards work in a team environment to ensure swimmers/visitors are safe and following waterfront rules. Lifeguards contribute to ensuring our beaches are clean and safe spaces for people to enjoy the summer sun. Lifeguards interact closely with the public using excellent customer service and public relations skills to handle difficult situations. The ability to remain alert and calm at all times is essential.

Working conditions include physical labour with moderate to heavy lifting, extreme weather conditions in the summer heat, working well within a team, and requires mental alertness to ensure the safety of yourself and others.


  • Candidates must possess current and valid lifesaving credentials
  • Experience providing beachfront guarding is an asset
  • Excellent demonstrated public relations and customer service skills are essential as you work closely with the citizens of Sarnia
  • Availability to work weekdays and weekends

Candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to indicating “2023 – Lifeguard”. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The health, safety and well-being of City of Sarnia employees is paramount, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures have been implemented throughout the corporation to protect our employees and ensure their continued health and safety. On September 13, 2021, the City of Sarnia implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which states that new employees to the City are required to be fully vaccinated on their first day of employment.

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 Aboriginal 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 Freedom of Information and Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.