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  1. 10 reasons why you should work for the Township of Champlain
  2. Employment opportunity

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 


Bartender (Casual, as required)

The Township of Champlain is seeking charismatic and organized individuals to join the bartender on-call list with the Parks and Recreation Department. The work location is most often the Vankleek Hill Community Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with Ontario liquor legislation and regulations.
  • Serve and/or mix alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Collect cash and card payments from customers.
  • Maintain a clean and welcoming work area.
  • Provide courteous and timely customer service.
  • Possess basic knowledge of beer, wine and spirit preparation.
  • Follow internal procedures.


  • Must be the legal age to serve alcohol in Ontario (minimum 18 years of age).
  • Completion of secondary education is considered an asset.
  • Completion of or willing to complete Smart Serve Ontario training.
  • Previous bartending experience is considered an asset.
  • Strong customer service and effective communication skills.
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.

Working Conditions

  • The salary for this position is $16.55 per hour (plus tips).
  • This position is a casual and as required role.
  • Frequent and regular contact with members of the public.


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

Deadline: On-going

Start date: As needed

Apply Now!

 Become a Volunteer Firefighter (Currently Recruiting)

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

  • Provide a criminal record check (Vulnerable Sector Check).

  • 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. 

Candidates must be available on Saturday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to noon to complete the first stage of the recruitment process. 

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2024

Apply Now 

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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