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  1. 10 reasons why you should work for the Township of Champlain
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10 Reasons Why You Should Work for the Township of Champlain

The Township of Champlain is a charming historical community surrounded by beautiful agricultural landscapes along the Ottawa River. Francophone and Anglophone culture mixes together over food, breweries, markets, and activities of all kinds. Working in rural areas means a peaceful, traffic-free commute giving you more opportunities to discover cycling, pottery, and paddleboard; isn’t achieving work-life balance what you always wanted? Champlain is the perfect place to live, work and play because we focus on the quality of life of our employees and our community!

  1. We match employee contributions to one of the best defined benefit pension plans (OMERS) and offer early retirement options.
  2. We offer our permanent employees a comprehensive group insurance program to meet your individual or family needs.
  3. We have an established salary structure that allows for continued salary progression as you acquire experience.
  4. We offer several sick days each year in addition to annual vacation.
  5. Our employees are our most important asset. We invest energy and resources in their development and growth.
  6. We offer job stability despite the ups and downs of the economy.
  7. You will join a multidisciplinary, progressive and open-minded municipal team that has a tangible impact on the Municipality's future and on thousands of residents' quality of life.
  8. Our employees are empowered, and initiative is strongly encouraged.
  9. You will enjoy multifaceted challenges that match your ambitions.
  10. You will be involved in the Municipality's strategy through various development and service improvement projects.

Employment Opportunities 

Senior Planner (Permanent, Full-Time)

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working closely with other Department Heads, this position is responsible for the development, recommendation, and implementation of planning policies, strategies, and by-laws to guide the future growth of the municipality.

This position will also work closely with Senior Staff and Council to attract and retain new and existing industries, businesses, and services for the purpose of expanding the economy of the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Planning Functions
  1. Provides Council, the Chief Administrative Officer and Township staff with advice and recommendations on all matters related to the functions and activities of the Township’s planning including:
  • The development and administration of the Township’s official plan review process including formulation of long-range planning objectives and strategies, secondary plans, growth management strategies, facilitating and ensuring public consultation/participation on same.
  • The development and administration of the Township’s zoning by-law review process to ensure it conforms to the official plan and meets the current standards and regulations.
  • Reviews and processes development applications such as official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, plans of subdivision, site plans and their related agreements.
  • Prepares site plan control agreements and coordinates the review of site plans with internal departments and outside agencies.
  • Administers all subdivision agreements which involve:
    • guiding through pre-consultation process at the municipal level;
    • coordinating responses from Township staff and consultants and forwarding a recommendation to Council outlining probable conditions of approval;
    • coordinating public meetings as required under the Planning Act;
    • prepares Notice of Public Meeting;
    • forwarding municipal response and all necessary documentation to the United Counties of Prescott Russell;
    • When draft conditions are received:
      • prepares draft subdivision agreement incorporating the requirements of the draft condition.
      • revises the draft agreement as required to reflect issues as agreed by the developer and the Council.
      • when all conditions of draft approval have been met, all agencies have responded indicating agreement is in order, and Council has approved the final subdivision agreement and forwards a letter to the County outlining how all the conditions are met.
      • forwards the subdivision agreement to the Municipality’s solicitor for registration immediately after the Plan of Subdivision is registered.
  1. Completes site inspections, when necessary, of any property that is the subject of planning applications.
  2. Responsible with the Chief Building Official, for completion of Compliance reports for zoning and building matters.
  3. Key staff resource to the Committee of Adjustment on planning matters.
  4. Administers and enforces the Municipality’s Official Plan, Zoning By-law, site plan control, and subdivision agreements, including the processing of complaints, violations, court appearances, and monitoring of same.
  5. Responsible for leading the development review of the new Official Plan and Zoning By-law for the municipality.
  6. Prepares reports and recommendations to Council and the Chief Administrative Officer regarding the activities, programs, and projects attached to the planning function.  Attends and provides information for meetings of the Council, the Committee of Adjustment, the County, the Ontario Land Tribunal, and for public meetings.
  7. Maintains effective and cooperative liaison with the general public, senior representatives of other municipalities, agencies, and employers, other levels of government, consultants, developers, contractors, community groups, etc., obtains and provides relevant information, and promotes a high standard of public relations.
  8. Meets regularly with the public, developers, contractors, etc. to discuss, receive and/or review different planning applications.
  9. Preparation of the estimates for the planning functions and the follow-up administration of the revenues and expenses.
  10.  Keeps informed on physical, social, and economic conditions, developments, and trends and on pertinent legislation, by-laws, regulations, literature, etc. Economic Development Functions
  11. Works co-operatively with local, regional, and provincial partner groups/agencies, actively promoting and encouraging all types of growth and development opportunities for the Township;
Economic Development Functions
  1. Explore all possible areas of funding to ensure that the maximum amount of grants and subsidies is obtained to maximize services rendered and minimize costs and verify amounts received from funding sources;
  2. Establish an effective evaluation process to determine the extent to which programs, initiatives, and new investments have been valid and cost-effective;
  3. Creates and maintains a database of tourism-related and business contacts including a land inventory of vacant commercial and industrial lands in the Township in order to ensure that the necessary and up-to-date information is available to potential investors;
  4. Determine the economic development needs of the region in consultation with other members of the community and develop realistic plans of action that will meet the region's requirements;
  5. Coordinates activities with other various provincial and/or municipal government organizations as they may relate to the promotion of tourism and economic development;
  6. Develops relationships with businesses, industry associations, and other stakeholders in assigned targeted industries and geographical areas.
  7. During an emergency, declared or otherwise, staffing requirements can be critical. The employee will be available to work irregular hours performing normal tasks or others, as assigned.

General Functions

  1. Responds to questionnaires, surveys, and other requests for information related to planning and/or economic development matters.
  2. Attends all meetings with Senior Staff.
  3. Attends all Councill meetings.
  4. Ensures confidentiality of all documents related to Council.
  5. Ensures the safe operation, maintenance, and management of all office data processing, duplicating, computer and telephone equipment, and drafting equipment.
  6. Ensures the formulation of an annual operating and capital budget for the department.
  7. Purchases all supplies and equipment needed for the efficient operation of the department, and deals with sales representatives and suppliers' technical staff.
  8. Ensures that all revenues of the department are collected and that all grants and subsidy payments are applied for on time and in appropriate form.
  9. Proven ability to produce above-average results with a minimum level of supervision.
  10. Performs such other duties as assigned.


  • A university degree in planning or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.
  • Sound municipal experience with a minimum of five (5) years experience in planning with an eagerness to continue to develop professionally.
  • A member in good standing or eligible to become a member of the Canadian Institute of Planning and/ or of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Planning Act and other related legislation (e.g. Municipal Act, etc.) and regulations as they apply to the Planning Department.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are required to interact with management, staff, committee members, Council, Senior government officials, and the general public
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills in both official languages.
  • Ability to interpret maps, aerial photographs, legal documents, plans of subdivision, etc.
  • Ability with collection and analysis of economic and other data to support informed decisions on business development issues, and to ensure a clear understanding of the local economic landscape.
  • Good analytical skills to initiate and execute programs, to identify and resolve problems, and to formulate policies and procedures relevant to same.
  • Some budgeting knowledge would be an asset.
  • A sound working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Working Conditions

  • The 2023 pay structure range is from $83,747 to $99,700 depending on qualifications, experience, skills, and knowledge.
  • Meets with the public, sometimes in adverse conditions to rectify concerns.
  • Attends Council meetings, and committee meetings as required.
  • Often required to work additional hours outside the planned weekly hours due to meetings of Council or committees, attending seminars and conferences, etc., or because of conflicting demands during regular hours which prevents completing assignments or the regular workload to achieve the delivery of satisfactory planning services to the Township.
  • Work is subject to deadlines that are imposed by legislation or Council policy.
  • Frequent mental concentration periods.
  • Some travel, usually within the township to inspect properties.
  • General office working conditions.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

Deadline: September 24, 2023

Start date: As soon as possible.

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Truck Driver - Labourer (Fixed-term contract, Full-Time)

The Township of Champlain is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to fill the full-time position of Truck Driver - Labourer for a fixed-term contact until March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, this position is responsible for operating all roads equipment, as required. Also, responsible to maintain logbooks regarding equipment operated and day-to-day activities performed. This position is a full-time, regular 40-hour work week from Monday to Friday, days with some shift work during critical periods or situations and on-call shifts during the winter schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs year-round maintenance functions on roads, equipment, and municipal buildings. 
  • Responds promptly to emergency situations, i.e., severe storms, road blockages, winter storm events etc.
  • Operates graders, backhoes, trucks, snowplows, mowers etc.
  • Performs labourer duties and road patrols, as required. 
  • Completes daily written reports regarding roadwork completed and road conditions observed that could require maintenance. 
  • Assists with road construction, as required. 
  • Completes daily maintenance of equipment logbooks. 
  • Performs minor mechanical repairs and service on assigned equipment. 
  • Assists the Director of Public Works with repairs and maintenance to the water, wastewater, and storm water systems. 
  • To be always “on-call” during the winter season.  Any emergency shall be communicated immediately to the Director of Public Works or, in his or her absence, to the Lead Hand or Chief Administrative Officer.  Otherwise “on-call” for all other seasons, shall be as required under the direction of the Director of Public Works. 
  • Participates in staff training. 
  • During an emergency, declared or otherwise, staffing requirements can be critical. The employee will be available to work irregular hours performing normal tasks or others, as assigned. 
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned.


  • A secondary school diploma plus a minimum one-year roads related program or an equivalent combination of courses and experience (T.J. Mahony Road School).
  • Must hold a valid Ontario DZ class Drivers License (Class AZ would be an asset).
  • Five years of relevant experience operating heavy equipment and snowplowing.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual in French and English.
  • Some knowledge of equipment maintenance.
  • Knowledge of roads maintenance and construction.
  • Be physically fit for manual labour.
  • Have a valid First Aid & CPR certificate or be willing to be trained.
  • Willing to submit to a criminal Background Check.

Working Conditions

  • Regularly exposed to conditions of severe discomfort caused by temperature extremes, inclement weather, dust, dirt, waste, and similar factors. 
  • Sitting or driving for periods more than two hours, lifting weights that may exceed 22 kg for periods of one to two hours. 
  • Exposed to physical hazards and danger resulting from operation of heavy equipment. 
  • Work consists of activities creating moderate degrees of stress such as meeting definite, but adjustable deadlines and situations affecting health and safety.  
  • Position is based on a 40-hour work week from Monday to Friday, days, with some shift work during critical periods or situations and on-call shifts during the winter schedule.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

Deadline to apply: October 15, 2023
Start date: As soon as possible

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 Daycare Supply Staff

The Township of Champlain Daycare Services is looking for supply staff to work in our daycares in L’Orignal and Vankleek Hill for children from eighteen months to twelve years of age.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning and implementing stimulating development programs in an organized manner for children from 18 months to 12 years of age.
  • Assists in effectively supervising children in their activities and routines, guiding them in their physical, social and emotional growth.
  • Responsible for being aware of child’s needs and planning to accommodate them. Assists in providing activities, which are appropriate and flexible according to the program statement.
  • Assists in performing a visual inspection of child at arrival each day and reports any concerns to the Daycare Supervisor.
  • Assists in administering medication as per any signed authorization from the parents and according to the rules of the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 CCEYA.
  • During an emergency, declared or otherwise, staffing requirements can be critical. The employee will be available to work irregular hours performing normal tasks or others, as assigned. 


  • High School graduate and registered ECE diploma or;
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in a working with children of daycare age.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills. Must be able to interact with children and other staff.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and verification of medical suitability as specified in CCEYA and fully vaccinated. Vulnerable sector check completed.

Working Conditions

  • Salary: $19.99 per hour.
  • Schedule: 5 days a week (Monday to Friday)
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • General working conditions: in a group of children aged between 18 months and 12 years.
  • Work in an environment that can be hazardous to health by having direct contact with viruses and high noise levels.
  • Show physical stamina and be able to lift up to 25 kgs.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

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 Become a Volunteer Firefighter

What is a volunteer firefighter?

Volunteer firefighters are an important asset of Champlain Township. They work in our two fire halls and respond to emergency calls. It is a challenging and demanding job. It requires a willingness to attend numerous training sessions and to devote time and energy to respond to emergencies. Being a volunteer firefighter is a very rewarding experience, as you contribute to the safety of the whole community.

Make a difference, save lives and get:

  • A skill set that you will carry with you for life;

  • Personal growth, training and development;

  • A team spirit and lasting friendships;

  • A tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride.

  • Volunteer firefighters perform firefighting and emergency response duties under the general supervision of the Captains and Director of Fire Services. Mandatory training, drills and other optional training are an integral part of the position.

Types of emergencies where volunteer firefighters may respond:

  • Fires

  • Vehicle accidents

  • Structural or vehicle fires

  • Medical assistance

  • Water rescue

  • Hazardous materials or carbon monoxide events

  • Community Assistance

  • Outdoor fires (grass, brush...)

  • Transportation incidents involving vehicles, trains, aircraft and boats

Requirements to be a volunteer firefighter:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older and bilingual

  • Must be a resident of Champlain

  • High school diploma or its equivalent

  • Valid Ontario Class G driver's license with a good driving record

  • Pass the physical fitness test related to the physical requirements of the position

  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the able to stay calm during a crisis


The recruitment process includes several steps: interviews, physical abilities tests, health and medical tests and documents required. 

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The Township of Champlain is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, indigenous individuals, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. During the recruitment process, our selection tools can be adapted to the needs of persons living with limitations who so request. Rest assured that this information will remain confidential. Champlain adopts a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws. We encourage all persons, regardless of their characteristics, to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of screening applicants.

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