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The following is a general list of some of the larger job categories that exist within the Region of Peel. Also included are some of the qualifications the Region of Peel may look for when considering applicants.

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- General Help
- Administrative Support
- Ambulance Services
- Communication and Public Relations
- Finance and Accounting
- Long Term Care Centres
- Housing and Property Management
- Information and Technology (IT)
- Legal Services
- Legislative Services / Clerk's
- Museum and Art Gallery
- Planning
- Public Health
- Public Works
- Real Property Asset Management
- Residential Property Management
- Social Services
- Student Employment
- Temporary Office Help
- TransHelp

  This category includes bus drivers, outside labourers, building superintendents, maintenance workers, cleaners, kitchen help, laundry staff, cooks and water meter readers. Depending on the position, previous experience in a related field may be required. Other positions may require a valid driver's license or an aptitude in working with clients.


Administrative support staff provides secretarial and clerical support to the Regional departments, and assist in the daily operation of the office. Qualifications include excellent keyboarding and computer skills (MS Word, Excel), strong interpersonal, communications and time management skills.

  This section is responsible for providing Land Ambulance Program, 9-1-1 Emergency Number Service, Emergency Measure Planning and Regional Fire Co-ordination. The staff in Ambulance Services co-ordinate and administer the delivery of programs relating to life safety services. Depending on the position, qualifications may include:
  • Post-secondary education in a business or health-related field
  • Experience in ambulance services or a related industry
  • Familiarity with applicable legislation
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  The staff in Communication Services is responsible for providing full-service, strategic communications, consultation and support to all internal clients. This section effectively creates awareness and assists in the delivery of programs and service to ensure the corporate identity and image is maintained on all materials. This section includes writers, graphic and web designers. Employees in this section typically possess the following:
  • Degree/diploma in journalism, graphic design, public relations or marketing
  • Experience in corporate communications or municipal government
  • Experience in media relations and developing communication strategies for program promotion
  • Excellent writing and research skills combined with the ability to be creative
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  The Finance department is responsible for providing sound financial management, planning, reporting and purchasing for the Region. Depending on the position, qualifications may include:
  • A degree or diploma in business administration, law, engineering or finance/accounting, CMA, CPPO, MBA or CPP certification
  • Previous experience in a finance environment
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The Region of Peel operates five long-term care centres – Davis Centre in the Town of Caledon, Peel Manor and Tall Pines in the City of Brampton, and Malton Village and Sheridan Villa in the City of Mississauga. The centres employ the following types of professionals: Health Care Aides, Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Activation Therapists, Adult Day Services Assistants, Maintenance/Janitorial, Dietary Aides and Cooks. Qualifications for some positions include:

  • Registered Nurses: Degree or Diploma and a Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Registered Practical Nurses: Diploma and a Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Health Care Aides: Health Care Aide Certificate or a Personal Support Worker Certificate
  • Activation Therapists: Diploma in Activation or Recreation Therapy or Diploma in Social Services Gerontology with courses in activation techniques
  • Adult Day Services Assistants: Diploma in Social Services or Gerontology
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  The Housing Policy and Programs division administers the new social housing program and oversees responsibilities as defined in the Social Housing Reform Act and related Regulations. The division also provides a housing policy and research function, and co-ordinates the implementation of a multi-layered support plan to help those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Types of positions include Rent Supplement Officers, Policy Analysts, Program Analysts, Community Development Workers and Community Information Officers.

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  The staff in Information Technology Services provide departments with a range of support services, including system design, implementation and maintenance, resource planning and security. This section includes Project Managers, Programmers, Developers, Computer Operators and System and Network Analysts. Depending on the position, qualifications may include:
  • Degree/diploma in computer science or related program
  • Excellent communication, customer services and technical skills
  • Previous experience in an Information Technology environment
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  This division provides high quality responsive legal services to the Regional Corporation. Positions include Regional Solicitors, Senior Counsel and support staff. Qualifications vary depending upon the position.

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  Legislative Services is dedicated to providing effective parliamentary services to Council and its Committees, while striving for excellence in recording and executing decisions on behalf of Regional Council. Legislative Services is the official secretary to Regional Council and to various Committees. The section is responsible for scheduling Council and Committee meetings, preparing and distributing minutes, agendas and by-laws. Depending on the position, qualifications may include:
  • Degree/diploma with specialization in political science, public or municipal administration or local Government
  • CMO designation
  • Knowledge of Council and Committee procedures, parliamentary procedures and municipal structure
  • Detail-oriented with excellent proof-reading/editing skills
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The Heritage Complex is made up of the Region of Peel Museum, the Art Gallery of Peel and the Region of Peel Archives. A number of different positions exist within the Heritage Complex for example information and collections staff.

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  The Planning department is responsible for the development and implementation of an overall coordinated plan for the Region of Peel and the review of current development applications. Positions include Planners for transportation, environmental and planning policy as well as researchers. Employees in this department typically possess the following:
  • Degree in engineering, urban or regional planning, geography, GIS, environmental or transportation
  • Eligibility for membership in OPPI or CIP
  • Excellent report-writing and research skills
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis, GIS and familiarity with ArcView, ArcInfo and MapInfo
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Public Health provides leadership and community support by focusing on health promotion, illness prevention and environmental protection to build healthy, dynamic communities in Peel. A number of different positions exist in the Health Services Department including Public Health Nurses, Epidemiologists, Health Analysts, Nutritionists, Health Promotion Officers, Public Health Inspectors, Community Development Workers and Dental Hygienists to name a few. Qualifications vary depending on the position.

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Public Works services affect our everyday lives as they provide the water you drink, pick up your garbage and recyclables,service the roads, and treat the waste water. The mission of Public Works employees is to efficiently and effectively plan and provide road, water, wastewater and waste management services to meet the growing needs of residents and businesses in the Region of Peel. Positions in this department may include: General Labourers, Technical Analysts and Engineering related positions. Employees in this department typically possess the following:

  • Degree/diploma in civil engineering with a Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) designation
  • Diploma in CET and/or
  • Grade 12 high school diploma with a valid G license for our General Labourer positions
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  Real Property Asset Management provides a full range of services associated with Regionally owned and leased buildings, including acquisition, inventory, planning, construction, property management and leasing services. A number of different positions exist within this division, for example: Appraisers, Building Service Coordinators, Capital Project Managers and Commercial Property Managers.

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  Peel Living property manages townhouses, walk-up apartments, medium and high-rise apartments for seniors, families, singles and individuals with special needs. A number of different positions exist within Peel Living including Cleaners, Superintendents, Property Managers, Resident Services Representatives and Tenant Placement Officer positions. Qualifications vary depending on position and some positions require weekend work.

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  The Ontario Works division provides financial, social support services and assists the residents of Peel in finding employment, to assist them in attaining independent and stable roles in the community. The Ontario Works division assists people in finding employment and offers a number of different employment opportunities including Employment Services Workers, Caseworkers and a variety of clerical positions. Qualifications vary depending on the position.

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There are three categories of summer student employment available through the Region of Peel.

Category One starts in May and includes outside labourer and maintenance positions. Preference will be given to students who can meet the following criteria:

  • Able to perform physically demanding tasks including lifting
  • Available to work 40 hours/ week, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or possibly on weekends
  • Possess their own safety boots (green patch)
  • Have access to their own transportation (not required for all positions)
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for minor repairs and able to work outside most of the time

Category Two includes a variety of general office/administrative positions

Category Three - specialized positions requiring specialized education and positions available are limited

In order to qualify for summer student employment opportunities, candidates must be attending school full-time, and be returning to school on a full-time basis in the fall. Preference is given to returning students, and then to students in university or college and finally high school students, in that order. Students may apply for summer positions as early as mid-December.

  Our in-house temporary division fills clerical/secretarial assignments lasting less than six months. A typical assignment is one month in duration. The Region looks for candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency with MS Word
  • Some experience with Excel and/or Access
  • Minimum two years office experience
  • Typing speed of approximately 50-60 words per minute
  • Available to work Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Preference is given to candidates who are available on short notice and who are willing to accept assignments in either Brampton or Mississauga. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

  The TransHelp division provides transit services for persons with disabilities in Peel. This division employs Bus Operators, Maintenance Persons and Customer Service Representatives all whom are committed to providing quality service to its passengers. Qualifications vary depending on the position; however employees must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Bus Operators must possess a valid Ontario Vehicle Operator's permit class "B" or "C" and a good driving record.

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Revised: Wednesday January 17 2018


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