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

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 Opportunity 

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 4 to twelve years of age.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning and implementing stimulating development programs in an organized manner for children from four to twelve 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, ECE resource teacher 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 including for the Covid-19 virus. Vulnerable sector check completed.

Working Conditions

  • Salary: $19.41 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 school age children.
  • 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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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.

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.

Fill out an application form

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