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Working in Recreation & Leisure

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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 and have a current National Lifeguard Service award; Standard First Aid; CPR C; Lifesaving & First Aid Instructors; Red Cross Water Safety Instructors, 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

Can you teach a special skill? Do you have a course in mind?

Are you interested in leading recreation programs such as those offered in the City of Winnipeg's Leisure Guide?

To submit a program proposal, please include the following information:

  • A resume complete with contact information
  • Title of Course
  • A brief description of the course(s)
  • Facility and supply requirements
  • Suggested length and duration of the course
  • Preferred dates, days and time for the course to operate
  • Any other pertinent information you feel that is needed
  • Potential Locations

Check out what we offer in our current Leisure Guide.

Printable copy of application

Email completed application.

Last update: August 14, 2019