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Jan 2022

EXPOSITION PUBLIQUE - PUBLIC EXHIBIT LES PAPILLONS - BUTTERFLIES du 30 octobre 2021 au 30 septembre 2022 Une exposition inusitée pour le plaisir des passants... Tout au long du boulevard Le Chenail de la rue John à la rue Race, du côté nord.


Jun 2022

13:00 - 16:00
En 2022, le Royaume-Uni célèbrera les 70 ans de règne de la Reine Elizabeth II, un Jubilé de Platine dont les festivités se dérouleront tout au long de l'année 2022 dans le pays, dans le Commonwealth et dans le monde entier.
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Located along one of the oldest trade routes in North America, the territory of the Town of Hawkesbury has long been a strategic location. It was formerly occupied by native groups for whom the Ottawa River was an important link between the Great Lakes and the northeastern portion of the continent.

With the arrival of Europeans, the islands in front of Hawkesbury were certainly deemed strategic emplacement for camps  on  the fur trade route. the birth of the Town occurred in the early 19th century. It was at this time that the first logging mills were established in Hawkesbury, an event that deeply marked the industrial use of the site and islands.

Even though Hawkesbury was recognized as an industrial and commercial center, it first-handedly felt the repercussions of the 1873 – 1878 economic crisis. Logging activities were gradually replaced by the pulp and paper industry during that time.

At the turn of the 20th century, small industries were replaced  by large players that increasingly dominated the labour market. The economic impact of the Great Depression in the 1930s was lessened by the construction of Pearly bridge that served as connector between Hawkesbury to the village of Grenville. this new strategic relationship between the  two  provinces  begat  an economic vitality which led to the town’s recognition a true regional center for trade and services.

The mid-20th century was marked by the construction of the Carillon dam and expropriation of an entire sector on the Chenail Island. Despite protests, the residents had no choice but to leave their land. At this point, the Town begins it southern expansion that includes new residential areas and an industrial park.

The last thirty years have inflicted a heavy blow to the local and regional economy. Hawkesbury witnessed the closure of several large companies including the Canadian International Paper (CIP) in 1983 and  Amoco,  in  the  early  2000s.  These  closures  were a setback not only to the local economy but also to the Town’s collective identity.

As a result, a greater economic diversification in the businesses operating in the industrial and services sector can be noted today.

Just like that of many first generation industrial towns, Hawkesbury’s history is punctuated by important events that had major impacts on local social and economic development scene. Nevertheless, the Town and its residents have demonstrated the ability to adapt. It is in this context of tradition and resilience to cope with change that this strategic planning exercise was conducted with the citizens of the Town of Hawkesbury.

If you want to know more, you can download the document published for the 150th birthday of the Town called 'pdfHawkesbury. 150 facts and memories'.

Who we are

The Environmental Service team is composed of several multidisciplinary certified operators, a quality control clerk and a Superintendent.

We are responsible for the operations of the Drinking Water Treatment Plant, the Drinking Water Distribution System and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Our service operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. 

Our engagement

We are engaged to:

  • Provide safe and clean drinking water to all our citizens and customers,
  • Maintain and continually improve our drinking water quality management system,
  • Assure the effective treatment of wastewater, and
  • Comply with all applicable drinking water and wastewater legislations and regulations.

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Be proud to work for the Town of Hawkesbury

As any municipality, the Town of Hawkesbury offers a wide variety of jobs in different areas. Our job is to provide quality services to our 11,000 citizens. Each employee works in a healthy, safe, productive and harmonious environment.

We offer rewarding career opportunities, jobs that will take into account not only the improvement of your quality of life, but that of our entire community. Your work involvement will help your neighbors, local businesses and visitors, while helping make Hawkesbury one of the best cities of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in which to live.

Join our team!

Let's be proud to work for our community!

Let's be worthy of the trust of our fellow citizens!

I choose to work for the Town of Hawkesbury

  • To become involved in my community and contribute to its development
  • To tackle stimulating challenges
  • To benefit from attractive career prospects
  • To evolve in an environment that promotes learning and development of expertise
  • To enjoy competitive benefits
  • To be part of a dynamic environment within a human scale

Become an employee of the Town

With some 200 permanent, casual and seasonal employees, the Town of Hawkesbury is one of the most important employers in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

What you should know

Criminal record check

You will be required to work with vulnerable groups of the population. Thus, all applicants must provide a criminal record vulnerable sector check on the day of the interview.

To obtain your criminal record check, you must contact your district police. It takes time, thus your request must be made well before the interview.

Documents required at hiring

The following documents must be presented on request:

  • Social Insurance Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Criminal record check (dated no longer than 3 months prior to the date when it has been requested)
  • Cancelled cheque (payroll is only done by direct deposit)
  • Copies of Diplomas required mentioned in the job advertised (original documents must be scanned in color and sent with Resume)

Job Postings

Please note that if there are no job postings, there are no opportunities of employment for the moment.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, c. M.25 and will be used to select a candidate.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury agrees to recognize the different needs and to provide an accessible place to all.

The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury promotes equal opportunity. The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury would like to thank all those who apply. However, only the applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The masculine form is used without discrimination and refers also to the feminine form.



The Recreation and Culture Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Aquafitness Instructor to plan and instruct aquatic fitness classes at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex.


  • Variable (weekdays, weeknights)


  • Certification and experience in aquafit
  • Current National Lifeguard Certification, an asset
  • Current General First Aid Certification with CPR-C
  • Available weekdays and week nights
  • Must be fluent in both French and English


According to the Collective Agreement presently in force

Other Details

Unionized position

Part time

You must complete the form included on this page and submit your curriculum vitae as well as your cover letter.

BY-LAW OFFICER - 2022-05-25

(Full time permanent position)

variable schedule of 40 hours per week (day, evening, weekend)


Under the supervision of the Building Chief Official, the Officer is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury’s municipal by-laws and provincial laws related to public safety.


Skills and knowledge

·         Certification of Municipal Law Enforcement Officer or in the process of obtaining

·         An asset, Property Standard Certificate (Ontario Association of Property Standards Officer)

·         Thorough knowledge of construction standards, combined with experience in interpreting and enforcing municipal by-laws, legal court procedures, laws and regulations

·         Managing multiple files simultaneously, demonstrate an analytical mind, great organizational skills, an ease in writing detailed reports and a good team spirit

·         Great ability to resolve conflicts and promote the integrity of legislation and regulations for the overall image of the Council and of the municipality

·         Responsibility to enforce laws and regulations, be able to represent authority, demonstrate tact and diplomacy at all times. 


Other requirements

§  Hold a postsecondary diploma in construction, building inspections or related field

§  Three to five years of experience in a related field

§  Hold a level I of the Ontario Association of Property Standards Officer, an asset

§  Hold a valid Class G Driver’s License in good standing

§  Excellent knowledge of French and English mandatory (oral and written). Work environment is francophone

§  Experience in the interpretation and application of Municipal By-Laws

§  Carried out community patrols, publics security or any other relevant experience

§  Knowledge of investigation practices and procedures

§  Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

§  Interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with the public, good judgment


Start is planned for end of June 2022.



From $1150.43 to $1244.27 weekly according to the Collective Agreement presently in effect.


Email your letter of presentation and résumé, through our website, no later than June 12th, 2022.

Occasional position, part time, callback list


You enjoy teamwork and want to use your skills and knowledge to serve the citizen of the Town of Hawkesbury? We want to build a staff bank to meet the temporary needs of our team.

Reporting to the Manager of Municipal facilities, the General Helper assists regular staff in the clean up, preparation of recreational areas, repairs and maintenance of facilities, properties and equipment. Part of your duties will be to attend municipal facility operations, transport equipment, furnishings, or equipment for special events within the Town. You will also be required to work outdoors for the maintenance of municipal, sports and recreational installations.



You are known for your manual skills, versatility, initiative and responsibility.


  •  High School Diploma
  • One (1) year of relevant experience

  • Good physical condition

  • Have a Class "G" driver's license

  • Bilingualism (French and English)

 The work environment is francophone.


  •  Ability to operate small equipment
  • Be self-reliant and resourceful

  • Team player

  • Easy to work with a various clientele


 $17.67 hourly

Submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae.  We will accept applications all year with the intention to building a convenient callback list.







The Recreation and Culture Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Lifeguard to supervised the indoor public pool


  • Variable (days and or evenings and or weekends)


  • Current National Lifeguard Certification
  • Current Standard First Aid / CPR C
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification, an asset
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Must be fluent in both English and French


According to the Collective Agreement presently in force

Other Details

Unionized position

Part-time position

You must complete the form included on this page and submit your curriculum vitae as well as your cover letter.

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD (external continious posting)

(part time position, on call)

 Competition: BRIG

Reporting to the Deputy Clerk, the school crossing guard ensures the safety and wellbeing of all pedestrians as they cross a street near primary schools in the territory of Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury.


  • Analyze the environment to determine the danger zone, assess and stop traffic safely
  • Give children safety instructions and ensure they are respected
  • Control dangerous behaviour of children during crossing of the street
  • Collaborate in school safety campaigns
  • Perform any other task related to its function and/or required by its immediate supervisor    (e.g. special events)


  • Bilingualism (French and English)
  • Knowledge of traffic and safety rules
  • Responsible, punctual, cautious and vigilent
  • Excellent visual and hearing acuity
  • Physical condition necessary (standing work)
  • Having one (1) year of relevant experience with such clientele, an asset
  • First aid training, an asset
  • Autonomy


$24.49 hourly


Depending on the street, crossing guards work between 7h30 and 9h00 in the morning also between 14h15 and 16h00 in the afternoon.

You must complete the form included on this page and submit your curriculum vitae as well as your cover letter.




A rewarding job awaits you within one of

the teams of the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury



Are you looking for a job that will bring you the satisfaction of making a difference in your community? Would you like the opportunity to gain experience and develop your knowledge?

We may have a job suited for you.


Available jobs:


Seasonal 2022-01

Civil Engineering Technologist Assistant - Technical Services

The incumbent is responsible for listing the Municipality’s inventory on all levels and of doing follow ups with the various construction sites in the municipality.

Hourly rate will be $20


Seasonal 2022-02

Administrative Support to the Clerk - Clerk’s Office

The incumbent provides administrative assistance and support to the Clerk and the work will primarily be the creation of a Master List of the Municipal By-Laws.

Hourly rate will be $17


Seasonal 2022-03

Administrative Support to the Clerk - Clerk’s Office

The incumbent provides administrative assistance and support to the Clerk and the work is primarily related to archival system and document retention.

Hourly rate will be $17


Seasonal 2022-04

 Assistant Labour to Public Works - Technical Services

The incumbent will help the public works teams by helping them with their physically demanding daily work tasks.

Hourly rate will be $15


Seasonal 2022-05

þ Assistant Labour for park maintenance – Municipal Facilities

The incumbent will help the municipal facilities team by helping them with their physically demanding daily work tasks.

Hourly rate will be 17$


Seasonal 2022-06

þ Summer Reading Club Counselor - Recreation

The incumbent plans, promotes, prepares, and executes activities for the children and youth who participate in the Reading club.

Hourly rate will be 15$


Seasonal 2022-07

þ Firefighter’s Apprentice - Fire Department

The incumbent executes inspections of fire alarms in residential homes and supports the department to meet the objectives of fire prevention and risk reduction. 

Hourly rate will be 18$


Seasonal 2022-08

þ Assistant Coordinator - Recreation 

The incumbent assists the team’s Recreation Coordinator in implementing activities throughout the summer. They collaborate to promote these activities in the community.

Hourly rate will be 20$




Seasonal 2022-09

þ Supervisor of recreational activities - Recreation 

The incumbent supervises the officers of the sport and recreation team as well as the maintenance of various sports facilities during the summer season. They collaborate with their peers to promote natural spaces and the activities offered during the summer season.

Hourly rate will be 18$


Seasonal 2022-10

þ Sports and Recreation Officer -  Recreation

The incumbent is responsible for operations related to the booking centre and rentals at O’Shack and other sports facilities. They offer excellent customer service to citizens as well as tourists. 

Hourly rate will be 17$


Seasonal 2022-11

þ Supervisor of community based recreational activities - Recreation 

The incumbent participates in organizing summer activities and events. They plan, organize and implement the recreational and touristic activities in parks while collaborating with the Sports and Recreational officers and Sports and Touristic Activities Counselors.

Hourly rate will be 18$


Seasonal 2022-12

þ Sports and Touristic Activities Counselors - Recreation 

The incumbent is responsible for operations related to the different sports facilities, such as the booking centre and O’Shack rentals, and promotes the use of these in the community. They establish trust with the users, ensures their safety, as well as the smooth running of the activities. They offer excellent customer service to citizens as well as tourists. 

Hourly rate will be 17$



Do you think you have the necessary skills (independence, endurance, bilingualism, interpersonal skills, etc.) to fill one of these positions? Do not hesitate to send us your resume and cover letter mentioning which job interests you and the reasons why you are THE best person to hire (experience, interests).


Send this to us by email soon. Some of our jobs must be filled for the beginning of May. We can’t wait to read about you. Please note that the summer season will end around the third week of August.


We look forward to meeting you!

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Town hall

The administrative complex of the Town includes several buildings where different services are offered.

The Town Hall, at 600 Higginson Street, houses the administrative services. In addition to the Council Chambers, are located within the Town Hall the following departments: finance, human resources, clerk, by-law officers, construction and planning, economic development and the administration services of public works, water and sewers. Doors B and C are accessible to people with disabilities and parking is available on Higginson Street.


The Town has to obey to its Procurement Policy for the purchase of goods and services. If a call for tenders has to be open to the public, the notice will be posted in this section and depending on the size of the project, the tender document may also be posted.

You may consult the Procurement Policy in the Policies section.

Please take note that all our tenders are available on the Web portal Merx at: