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Check leisureONLINE for First Aid and CPR registration!

Employment opportunities include:

Recreation Technician

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All applicants must have current Emergency First Aid and Level C CPR.

Note: CPR requires annual re-certification.

Instructor Guard

You could work as a Swim Instructor/Lifeguard with us!

We offer all the courses you need to get certified to work with us—start today! Join the wave of the future—train to become a City of Winnipeg Instructor/Lifeguard.

If you are 16 years of age, have a current National Lifeguard (NL) or Red Cross Lifeguard (LG); Standard First Aid Certificate (St. John Ambulance, Red Cross, Criti Care EMS) or Aquatic Emergency Care; CPR C; Lifesaving and First Aid Instructor’s Certificate (LSI) or Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard Instructor (ALGI); Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Certificate (WSI), you could join our Instructor/Guard team.

Our 16 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week operation has great opportunities for part-time employees.

To begin the application process on-line, visit

Applications for the position of Instructor/Guard are accepted year-round, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (except holidays) at the Susan A. Thompson Building – Main Floor, 510 Main Street, Main Floor.

Recruitment information available at

Recreation Program Leaders

Are you interested in leading recreation programs such as those offered in the City of Winnipeg’s Leisure Guide? Do you have an idea for a new program? We’re always looking for skilled individuals to teach and lead a variety of English and French recreation programs.

Check out what we offer in our current Leisure Guide.

How to Apply to be a Program Leader:

  1. Fill out the application form

    After you fill out the application form, please save it to your computer. The completed form can then be submitted by email, as per the instructions below.

  2. Submit your completed application form, along with a current resume, by email to:

    Your resume should include your contact information and outline your skills or the qualifications you have to lead programs or activities.  

How to Submit a Program Proposal:

Send an email to:

Please include the following information:

  • A resume with your contact information
  • Title of the course
  • A brief description of the course
  • Facility and supply requirements
  • Suggested length and duration of the course
  • Preferred dates, days and time for the course
  • Potential locations
  • Any other pertinent information you feel that is needed
Last update: June 21, 2021

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