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Plan Your Career

If you're looking for a rewarding career, with opportunities that few can match, you've come to the right place.

Using the broadest definition, local governments include cities, towns, villages, First Nation communities, counties, regions, and other local bodies. Local governments provide citizens with elected representation at a community level, and they provide important community services. Those services may include, but are certainly not limited to: community planning; parks and recreation; water and wastewater; garbage and recycling collection; streets and sidewalks; and police and fire protection.

Delivering local services takes skilled and dedicated people. People with a strong sense of community who want to make a positive difference. People like you. is full of resources to help you plan your career in local government. Check out our tips for job seekers, and be sure to look at the list of qualities that local government employers value in their employees. And if you require a little more help, consider visiting your local employment resource centre. Many have staff who are glad to assist. Professional career counsellors can also help you polish your resume and narrow the focus of your municipal job search.