Must be physically fit, with normal hearing and good vision
Need to have current Canadian qualifications, and be cleared by a reference and police check
If you currently live out of town, but are planning to move to Vancouver, your application will not be considered until you have relocated.
Lifeguards must have:
National Lifeguard Pool certification
C.P.R Basic Rescuer certification
First Aid certificate (Aquatic Emergency Care, Standard First Aid, Occupational First Aid Level 2 or 3)
Water Safety Instructors (WSI)
All certification must be Canadian
Lifeguard school candidates get priority consideration when we hire new employees.
Learn more about Lifeguard School
We regularly recruit auxiliary lifeguard instructors at our indoor pools. Check our short-term/on-call job postings for opportunities with our Aquatics Team. The positions will be posted as vacancies become available.
However if you are a potential new employee with no National Lifeguard Waterfront option you can apply during the above times, but you will be expected to complete the course offered in late May or offered again in mid June before being hired.
Lifeguard School (lifeguard training) candidates will get priority consideration for beach and outdoor pool positions.
Up to four inclusion facilitators are hired each summer to work from June to August. Resumes are accepted starting in late February. To learn more about summer inclusion support worker positions, contact:
Vancouver's community centres welcome proposals from artists who want to teach creative and performing art courses.
Start by checking the art and cultural activities guide, to find out what is currently being offered at each centre.
Most courses are designed for recreational-, beginner-, and intermediate students. They range from one day workshops, to weekly classes running for 8-12 weeks.
Typically, centres publish a program brochure three or four times a year, with deadlines for new instructor proposals falling approximately at the beginning of October, mid-January, mid-April, and mid-June.
Register to be on the online instructor and performance database
You can submit contact information and course proposals to individual centres, or use the online instructor and performer database.
Information submitted online is available to all Vancouver Park Board programmers at centres, rinks, and pools.