How to Apply

The City of Whitehorse posts casual, temporary, term and permanent job opportunities on our website for a minimum of 7 calendar days.

We now use an e-recruitment system for all job applications. Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through this system.

Please follow these directions when applying:

  • Go to
  • Click on “View All Jobs”. You will find a listing of all open job opportunities on this webpage. To apply on any of the positions, select the job opportunity link you wish to apply on by clicking on the job title. This will bring up the job opportunity and you will be able to apply by clicking on the “Apply to this Job” link at the bottom.
  • You will be redirected to a “LOGIN” page, where you can create an account as a first time user or login with your user name and password if you already have an account.
  • Follow all instructions and input information in all of the mandatory red text* fields, black fields are optional but recommended.
  • Upload your resume (in MS Word or PDF format) or copy and paste your resume in to the appropriate field, ensuring that it clearly outlines how your experience, training, and education meet the position requirements.
  • Upload a cover letter (in MS Word or PDF format) or copy and paste your cover letter into the appropriate field, that clearly outlines how your experience, training, and education meet the position requirements.
  • You will receive a confirmation email indicating that you have successfully submitted your application for the job opportunity. If you have not received it, check your junk mail folder as your spam filter may have directed it to that folder.

The City of Whitehorse wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in working for the City of Whitehorse but only those candidates who have been selected to advance in the recruitment process will be contacted. The recruitment process can take between 4 to 8 weeks to complete.

The City of Whitehorse welcomes applications from all individuals who are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Need more info?

Check out our comprehensive PDF “How To” document here!


Employment Central offers free access to computers, photocopiers, and phones for job search-related use, as well as assistance with creating, formatting, and submitting your applications. For more information, visit

The City of Whitehorse hires to the qualifications required in position descriptions. Reviewing the job posting will provide you with general information about the position you are applying for. You will gain an understanding of typical duties performed, the knowledge, abilities and skills you need, and the education, training and experience required for the position. Please note hiring preference will be given to internal City of Whitehorse candidates.

Due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge receipt of applications or provide feedback to all applicants. We thank all applicants for their interest but are only able to contact those who have been selected for an interview. Most competitions are filled within 6 to 8 weeks; therefore, if you have not heard from the City of Whitehorse within that time, you can assume that you will not be considered further for that position.

Thanks for your interest in the City of Whitehorse.

If you have been contacted for an interview, congratulations! As part of your preparation, you may wish to do one or all of the following:

• Browse the City website extensively
• Review the job posting you applied to
• Review your skills and experience that relate to the position you applied to
• Familiarize yourself with frequently used interview questions

The interview gives you and the interview panel a chance to evaluate whether you have the knowledge, qualifications and skills that would make you highly successful in the job you have applied for.

A panel interview typically consists of two or more interviewers. Typically, a panel interview includes the immediate supervisor, one or two people from Human Resources and/or one or two people from the immediate business unit or work area. The panel of interviewers are going to ask you questions about some situations and listen to how you handled them.

The types of interview questions you will be asked depend on the requirements of the position you are being interviewed for. For example, if a job requirement is ‘working to deadlines’, the interviewers are looking for candidates to provide examples of:

• Organizational skills,
• Methodology used in prioritizing competing tasks, and
• Meeting deadlines.

The situations you describe do not have to be directly related to work – they may be related to leisure activities, volunteer work or school projects.

Develop short, but detailed and specific, stories about how you handled situations similar to those you might encounter on the job. Begin with a brief description of the situation (e.g. a problem you faced, a task you were assigned), then describe what you did. End by describing what happened as a result of the action you took. If possible, include numbers or statistics confirming the positive results you achieved.

Also, be prepared to provide examples of times when things did not turn out as you planned. What went wrong? What did you do? What contingencies did you have in place? What did you learn from the experience?

If none of your prepared stories fit the requirements of the questions asked during the interview, take time to think about your answers. You cannot anticipate all of the possible questions, so be prepared to think on your feet.

Be honest. City interviewers may ask you follow-up questions if they require more details or need you to clarify information.