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    • Difficulties with 613 632-0106

      The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury is going ahead and will migrate to a new 'IP' type telephone service on January 18, 2022. Until then, we are experiencing a small glitch with only one line at the time for incoming calls. You can of course contact Town Hall staff at our regular number, 613 632-0106, but the employee will write down your contact details and will contact you after your initial conversation.

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    • Notice of late billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection

      Notice of late billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection

      Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, the billing of charges for water, sewer and garbage collection for the period from October to December 2021 will be processed late. Therefore, the payment due date will be extended to February 11, 2022.

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    • Sports Complex closed

      As part of the response to the Omicron variant and following the provincial government's announcement regarding Ontario temporarily moving into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen with modifications, the Sports Complex is now CLOSED until further notice.

      Please note that you can access Town Hall by appointment only.

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    • Online survey to help inform the goals and policies for the new Official Plan

      Opportunities for public input on the Official Plan Review will be provided during the review process.

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    • New measures effective Sunday, December 19, 2021

      In Response to the rising Omicron Cases across Ontario. the government has announced the following new measures, effective Sunday, December 19, 2021:

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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
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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.

Unionized position, minimum of 35 hours/week


Under the supervision of the Fire Chief, the incumbent performs the reception and dispatch of all incoming calls (emergencies and others) as well as various general office functions and other tasks related to the service activities.



▪ High school diploma with appropriate option

Relevant experience

▪Emergency dispatch training (an asset)

Knowledge of Microsoft Suite

▪ Ability to type 40 wpm (an asset)

Fluently bilingual (French and English), both oral and writing. The work environment is francophone

§ Ability to work in emergency and stressfull situations

Expertise in the field would be an asset

▪Initiative, discretion, interpersonal skills and autonomy

Any combination of training and experience deemed relevant might be considered


This full-time casual position has a salary scale starting at 18.91$ hourly, plus an indemnity of 11% in lieu of benefits.

Having an interest for work in this field? Send us your cover letter and resume no later than January 23rd, 2022.


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.

Volunteer Firefighter – Fire Department


Are you able to fight fires and respond to emergency calls day, night, and even on weekends? Do you like teamwork? Can you communicate clearly under difficult conditions and in a French-speaking work environment? Do you care about the safety of citizens and want to be involved in prevention? Join our Fire Department composed of firefighters who are dedicated to the protection of citizens by participating in prevention activities and by providing emergency services. Our volunteer firefighters have a strong sense of belonging to the Hawkesbury Fire Department. You could develop such a feeling as well. You will undergo a complete training to become a firefighter, in order to improve your knowledge and to respond adequately and safely to emergency situations.



Qualifications and requirements

·         Be at least 18 years old.

·         Have a high school diploma or equivalent recognized by the Ministry of Education.

·         Proficiency in French (although French is the working language, English is mandatory).

·         Possess a class G driver’s license. The DZ driver’s license must be obtained within the first 12 months of employment.

·         Have a clean criminal record.

·         Be in a physical and medical condition compatible with the firefighting required tasks.

·         Have a minimum vision compatible with the firefighting required tasks.

·         Live withing a non-detrimental response time to emergency response and be available to respond to emergency incidents at all time, within a prescribed period.

·         Be available at all times to answer emergency incidents within a reasonable time.


If you work in Hawkesbury and are available during your shift, we may accept your application.


Certifications considered major assets

·         Possess the Canadian Red Cross First Responder certificate or equivalent.

·         Successful completion of the following training: Ontario Incident Management System, Level 100.

·         Possess IFSAC or Pro Board NFPA 1001: Professional Qualification Standard for Firefighters, Level 1 and II, or equivalent.

·         Possess IFSAC or Pro Board NFPA 1072 or 472: Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction Responder Professional Qualifications Standard, Awareness or Operation Level.

·         Possess IFSAC or Pro Board NFPA 1002: Occupational Qualification Standard for Drivers and Operators – Pumper.


Send your cover letter, resume along with a copy of your certifications by February 27th, 2022.


Note:      The Town of Hawkesbury is an equal opportunity employer.

              Being a work condition, a criminal record check for vulnerable sector will have to be provided to the employer on demand.





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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.