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  • In order to maintain the functioning of the Town Hall and decision-making during the Covid-19 pandemic, we now offer the possibility of viewing the Council meetings live or in playback mode. You just have to click on the 'Read more' button, it will allow you to access the viewing of the meeting you wish to follow using Microsoft Teams.

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  • As part of its emergency plan and eager to offer an effective tool of good quality to its citizens, the Town of Hawkesbury has acquired an alert and communication system service WITH NO USER FEE FOR ITS CITIZENS.

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Jun 2021

OUVERTURE – EXPOSITION RECYCL’ART 2021 – 6e Édition Installation des sculptures extérieures. Une dizaine d’œuvres d’artistes de la région TABLE RONDE – 15h ; Discussion sur l’Art Urbain accessible pour tous Rencontres avec les artistes


Dec 2021

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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.


Technical Services

(Full-time unionized position)


Under the immediate supervision of the Chief Building Official, the successful applicant is responsible for the study and analysis of construction plans for recommendation to the Chief Building Official for the issuance of construction or renovation permits and is responsible for required inspections in compliance with the Building Code and in accordance with the applicable policies and by-laws.



-                Excellent capacity to communicate orally and verbally in French and English. The work environment is francophone.

-                Post-secondary Diploma in architecture or equivalent

-                In the process of obtaining or hold the Chief Building Official (CBO) certification under the Ontario Building Code Act

-                Experience in the field of construction and inspection

-                Experience in municipal management of buildings

-                Three to five years of relevant experience

-                Extensive knowledge of the Ontario Building Code Act and of the related provincial and municipal regulations 

-                Capacity to read and interpret construction plans and specifications, both residential and commercial

-                Technical knowledge of construction, of trends and good practices

-                Knowledge of the Fire Code, an asset

-                Very good knowledge of the Microsoft suite and ability to work in a technological environment

-                Valid driver’s licence

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



From $ 1059,80 to $ 1146,19 per week, according to the Collective Agreement presently in effect.


Please send your letter of interest and your résumé no later than November 28th, 2021


 (Full time permanent position)

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


Under the supervision of the Deputy-Clerk, 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


Any combination of relevant training and experience could be considered.


Start for the end of December 2021.



From $1127.87 to $1219.87 weekly according to the Collective Agreement presently in effect.


Email your letter of presentation and résumé no later than November 28th, 2021.

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

 The work environment is francophone.


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

  • Team player

  • Easy to work with a various clientele


 From $17.33 to $20.53 hourly

You must complete the form included on this page and submit your curriculum vitae as well as your cover letter no later than September 31st, 2021.






GENERAL LABOUR  - Municipal Facilities

 (permanent full time position, 7 days schedule, days shift, night shift and weekends

Reporting to the Manager of Municipal Facilities, the successful candidate performs work that includes cleaning, preparation of recreational surfaces, repairs and maintenance of facilities, municipal properties and equipment.

 Responsibilities of regular position

  •          Carry out housekeeping at the Sports Complex and in the various buildings of the Town
  •          Execute minor work
  •          Assist in the operation of municipal facilities
  •          Perform sports and recreational fields maintenance, such as grass cutting, lining and general upkeep
  •          Perform start-up, maintenance and shut-down of outdoor ice rinks
  •          Assist in the start-up, maintenance and shut-down of the swimming pool and splash pads
  •          Assist in the assembly and dismantling of venue rentals and various events
  •          Perform snow clearing operations for entrances, accesses and trails for municipal facilities and parks
  •          Provide supervision at the Sports Complex, Town Hall and various areas of the municipality
  •          Inform and directs the public if necessary
  •          Participate in various projects of the Municipal Facilities Department


  •          Secondary High School Diploma
  •          One (1) year of relevent experience
  •          Good physical condition
  •          Hold a valid driver’s licence class « G »



·         Ability to use small equipment

·         Team player

·         Autonomy and resourceful

·         Easy to work with a various clientele



From $17.33 to $20.53 hourly according to the Collective Agreement presently in force.


On our website, send your cover letter and resume by email, no later than December 5th, 2021 to



Information Desk Clerk I - Sports Complex

(Part-time position, a minimum of 15 hours/month)


The Information Desk Clerk reports to the Director of Recreation and Tourism. The successful candidate performs customer service duties at the front desk of the Sports Complex, monitors activities of participants, issues equipment and provides program and membership information to customers.



-           Secondary education (in progress or completed)

-           Hold 6 months to a year of relevant experience (cashier, customer service)

-           Ability to learn new computer software

-           Hold a valid First Aid certificate, an asset

-           To be available to work on weekdays and weekends shifts

-           Bilingualism (French and English) oral and written.  Working environment is francophone



            This unionized position has a salary of $14.94 per hour according to the Collective Agreement presently in force.


            In addition to their regular schedule, the chosen candidate must be available, in order to carry out last minute replacements or to fill-in for colleagues on leave.  The schedule may be modified occasionally for special events.


Please send your covering letter and resume by email no later than December 31st, 2021 through our website.


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 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.


Certification for Water Treatment and Distribution and Wastewater Treatment 

Under the authority of the Superintendent of the Environmental Service, the operator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant (treatment and distribution) and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The operator is also responsible to monitor and operate computerized controlled systems and related equipment in the Treatment Plant.  He executes his work in accordance with the requirements established by the Ministry of the Environment of Ontario.


-                Shifts including week ends


-                High School Diploma

-                Possess the appropriate certification as per the Ministry of the Environment of Ontario’s regulations or the equivalent

-                Have two (2) years of relevant experience

-                Manual skills in mechanic and equipment maintenance

-                Ability to read and interpret control devices

-                Knowledge and experience in laboratory

-                Knowledge in computers (EXCEL and SCADA System)

-                Be on call on rotation

-                Must live within 25 minutes of the workplace

-                Hold a valid driver’s licence

-           Bilingualism (French and English).  Please note that the working environment is French.

-           Initiative and autonomy


This full-time permanent unionized position has a salary wage starting at 23.11$ according to the Collective Agreement presently in force. Note that the salary is adjusted upon obtaining new certifications – classes 1-4 in the different skill area.

 Please send your covering letter and résumé by email at the latest on December 31st, 2021.

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.

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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.