Working for the City

Thank you for your interest in the City of Quesnel! We’re looking for people who are ready to continue making our city great! Explore our current opportunities to see if we have anything open that matches your experience. We have a broad scope of interesting positions that lead to a fulfilling career with us.

We seek candidates with the top skills, knowledge and abilities in their field of expertise as well as people that have a positive attitude regarding teamwork, and customer service, not to mention an overall drive to succeed and bring about the best results for the City of Quesnel.

We love living in Quesnel. Say goodbye to long commutes and hello to nature.

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Who we are
  • CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees - Local 1050
  • CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees – Local 1050-01
  • Exempt
Living Wage Employer

The City of Quesnel is committed to its Living Wage policy to ensure that all City Staff and Service Providers to the City who work on City premises for a specified period of time earn, at a minimum, a living wage. The City of Quesnel believes that it is important to demonstrate social responsibility through actions that have a positive impact on our community, our staff and the people we serve. The City of Quesnel believes that families should earn an income sufficient for them to pay for the basic necessities of life so that they can live with dignity and participate as active members of our community.

Why work for the City of Quesnel?

The City of Quesnel is a great place to work! Find out why:

Health Benefits

The City of Quesnel offers a comprehensive benefits package. We ensure the fundamental security and well-being of our employees and their families with Pacific Blue Cross benefits featuring:

  • Medical and dental plans
  • Extended health plan
  • Medical travel insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
    • Confidential counseling services

Allocations for:

  • Vision care
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Naturopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractor
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Speech therapy
Vacation and Education


As a unionized employee, you'll also receive 3 weeks’ vacation, prorated beginning your first year, and paid holidays.


We offer professional development & training to support employees who wish to pursue growth within the organization, either in their own position or an alternate career path.

Additional Employment Benefits
  • Quesnel and its surrounding area are set in a beautiful environment ideal for walking, jogging or just to enjoy the view

  • We promote healthy living and work-life balance

  • Wellness program provides employees and family members with discounted passes at our Arts and Recreation Centre and Arena Complex

  • We encourage and support life-long learning and offer in-house learning and development programs based on the needs of the City and its employees

City Social Club

Our Social Club Committee, led by City employees, organizes social activities and events to encourage team members from across the City to get to know each other and celebrate our accomplishments:

  • Annual adult Christmas holiday party
  • Annual kids Christmas holiday party
  • Annual golf tournament
  • Annual softball tournament
  • Poker tournament
  • Fishing derby
Employee Events

We host various employee events throughout the year to say thank you to our employees for their hard work, their commitment

  • Long Service Award recognition
  • Annual employee appreciation BBQ Lunch
  • Health & Wellness workshops
A Range of Career Opportunities

We have approximately 185 employees working in 8 departments and 11 locations in Quesnel.

Types of Employement


Permanent full-time or part-time work. Usually for set hours every week. 


Full-time or part-time positions for either winter or summer seasons


On-call and casual work. Hours tend to be irregular with no set schedule. Casuals cover vacation and sick relief for regular employees.   


We offer co-operative work terms in our Public Works & Engineering, Emergency Services, and Community Services & Leisure Services departments. These terms typically last three to four months. You must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary education program to apply for student postings.


Typically, these are backfill for a regular employee who is off work for an extended period of time.

Career Areas


Staff who provide general office assistance. They are responsible for Bylaw, Finance, Engineering, Legislative Services, RCMP Support, Parks and Leisure Services and Planning. 

Fire Fighters 

Fire fighters respond to emergencies where life, property or the environment is at risk. They also perform non-emergency routine duties.  Career staff and volunteers make up the team.

Labourers, Equipment Operators and Skilled Trades   

Employees who maintain our city streets, parks, utilities and infrastructure. This is manual work requiring agility and physical effort. May call for competence at the certified journeyman level. 


Employees who have strong technical, leadership and management skills. They support and guide the programs and services we deliver to residents. 


These staff lead fitness, Arts and aquatic programs. See the Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre Leisure guide for more information.

Current career opportunities
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