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Lifeguards – West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre

POSITION: Lifeguard (Community Services)
REPORTING TO: Recreation and Fitness Programming Coordinator
HOURS OF WORK: 0-35 hours per week, as assigned (includes evenings and weekends)
SALARY: $17.00–$21.00

The Lifeguard is responsible for supervising and overseeing swimmers in and around the pool area, and acting immediately to ensure the safety of individuals in the event of an emergency. The Lifeguard will also perform water rescues, and provide first aid, emergency care and treatment as required.


  • Supervises swimming activities at the West Nipissing Recreation Centre Pool and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces pool regulations and water safety policies.
  • Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or danger of drowning, and administers CPR and/or artificial respiration, if necessary.
  • Evaluates conditions for safety and initiates aquatic emergency procedures as required.
  • Inspects pool facilities, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
  • Supervises and assists in cleaning the pool and related facilities and equipment, assists with chlorine residual water tests and with records and charts of water tests and records of accidents.
  • Instructs or assists classes in fundamentals of swimming as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and ability to evaluate water conditions at the West Nipissing Recreation Centre in order to determine any potential dangers or hazards.
  • Ability to adjust programs as necessary to ensure the safety of the visitors and other staff.
  • Swimming proficiency and comfort in all types of water conditions.
  • Ability to judge and evaluate evolving dynamics of individuals participating in aquatic activities to immediately assess their capabilities and threats to their safety.
  • Knowledge of on-site protocols, operational procedures, and safety policies.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for providing on-site emergency medical services.

Qualifications and Licensing Requirements:

The following licences and current certifications are preferred: 

  • National Lifeguard certificate from an accredited agency. 
  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C from an accredited agency.

The following minimum licences and current certifications are required:

  • Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross certificate 
  • Emergency First Aid with CPR-B

Successful applicants will be required to achieve and maintain the Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certificate and Standard First Aid with CPR-C upon hire.  Successful applicants whose certifications are expired or no longer current will be recertified at no cost.

If you are uncertified, but are interested in lifeguard training, please do not hesitate to contact us to learn about upcoming training opportunities.

The Municipality accepts applications throughout the year and hires on an as-need basis.

Please send your resume to

For additional information, please contact Sarah Furchner, Recreation and Fitness Programming Coordinator.
Tel: 705-753-0160

Lifeguard – Job Description (PDF)

Crossing Guards – Sturgeon Falls and Verner
POSITION Crossing Guard
TYPE Part-time/Casual (from September to June)
REPORTING TO Coordinator – Community Services
HOURS OF WORK 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday to Friday

Hours of work are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday, during the school year (September to June).


  • Main duty to safely cross all school-aged children up to and including grade 8.
  • Document and communicate all incidents and/or unsafe conditions to management, school officials and/or the Nipissing West OPP.
  • Must be able to extend an arm out parallel to shoulder holding a “STOP” sign (weight of approximately 1 pound) for up to one minute frequently.
  • Must be able to stand for a period of 45 minutes, twice a day.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Be able to verbally communicate in French.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check will be a condition of employment

The Municipality accepts applications for Sturgeon Falls and Verner crossing guards throughout the year and hires on an as-need basis.

Please send your resume to

For additional information, please contact Sarah Furchner, Recreation and Fitness Programming Coordinator.
Tel: 705-753-0160


Crossing Guards – Job Description (pdf)



Summer Employment Opportunities

NOTICE: Summer Employment applications are currently closed

Elevate your summer with valuable work experience! Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer, your unique skills are important to us. Immerse yourself in fulfilling tasks, savour the summer season, and create lasting memories in a dynamic work environment. See the job descriptions below for full details:

Summer Employment Eligibility

To be qualified for these positions, applicants must meet all eligibility criteria:

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

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The Municipality of West Nipissing welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
In compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, all personal information gathered during the process will be used for recruitment and selection purposes only.

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