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Government FAQs

Q: Where is the Human Resources office located and what are the hours of operation?

R: The Human Resources office is located in the Municipal Building at 25 Fifth Avenue. Hours of operation are between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. To contact the office call 807-737-2700 or email the Human Resources Department. The mailing address is P.O. Box 158, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A4.

Q: Are you currently accepting applications?

R: We accept general applications for employment and retain these applications on file for six (6) months. We recommend that you check our Job Posting section of the Municipal Website frequently and apply directly for any position that may be of interest to you.

Q: How can I apply for a job at the Municipality of Sioux Lookout?

R: Resumes may be submitted to the Human Resources Department by email, mail to: P.O. Box 158, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A4, or by fax to: 807-737-3436. Please make sure that all applications are clearly addressed to the attention of the Human Resources Manager.

Q: What is your hiring process?

R: All positions falling within the scope of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2141 are posted internally first for one week. In the event that a position is not filled internally, we then post the position externally on the Job Postings site of our Municipal Website and through local venues such as the Sioux Bulletin and the Sioux Hudson Employment Services Centre. Once applications are received for a position, they are reviewed and scored to determine a short list for interviewing. Those applicants selected for an interview are contacted and an interview with the HR Manager, Department Head, and position Supervisor (if applicable) is arranged. Reference checks are completed following the interview and a candidate is selected for recommendation to the CAO for hire. Upon approval of the CAO, all interviewed candidates are contacted and advised of the results.

Q: I am related to a staff member. Can I apply for work at the Municipality too?

R: Yes, provided the job you are applying for is not in the same department as the one your relative works in.

Q: I am related to a member of Council. Can I apply for work at the Municipality?

R: Yes, however if the position is a full time position, the consent of Council must first be obtained.

Q: I am a student and am interested in summer employment. When should I submit my application?

R: Applications for summer employment are received between January 1st and May 31st for all positions. Check out the careers page on our website often for specific position information.

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