Lifeguard (Seasonal)

Heart Lake Conservation Area, Brampton, ON L6Z, Canada Req #626
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Position Details:

Vacancies: 14

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $17.69/hr, Max = $19.18/hr

Employment type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: 4 Months

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: Heart Lake Conservation Area

Division: Conservation Parks and Lands

Business unit: Conversation Parks

Travel: None

Remote Work: None


Seasonal Hire TRCA – 2023

Seasonal job opportunities are plentiful at TRCA. If you are looking for seasonal job openings, we can provide great opportunities and seasonal perks. Apply now!


Work Locations:

  • Heart Lake Conservation Park (10818 Heart Lake Rd, Brampton, ON L6Z 0B3)

By working at TRCA you will:

  • Work outdoors during the spring and summer in beautiful natural areas.
  • Gain valuable experience working at a conservation authority.
  • Get a free Conservation Ontario annual pass.
  • Get access to TRCA’s Reciprocal Program (discounts across various Ontario attractions).

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Lifeguard is responsible for maintaining control of the activities within the aquatic facility and providing a safe, clean, and enjoyable aquatic experiences for all users. A key role for this position is clear communication, injury prevention and risk mitigation. The Lifeguard must demonstrate safe work behaviors, rescue skills, first aid capabilities and emergency management of all incidents and injuries.


Lifeguards perform general maintenance duties such as cleaning of buildings, grounds and pools to support the health and safety of staff and visitors. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position


This position performs customer service duties as may be required for the operation of the aquatic facility. Duties include cash handling, dispensing of swimming wristbands and general interaction with members of the public.


Must be flexible to work all required shifts, including weekends and holidays.


Major Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  • Participate in all lifeguarding routines, rescue procedures, administration of first aid, operation of public address system and other general lifeguarding duties;
  • Create safe, supervised aquatic areas and maintain complete vigilance to minimize risks;
  • Ensure appropriate adult to child ratios are met and that the aquatic facility is operating within capacity limits;
  • Maintain constant surveillance of individuals in pool area and act immediately to incidents and emergencies appropriately to ensure the safety of all individuals;
  • Perform preliminary screening of swimmers by executing a swim test to establish water skill level;
  • Provide care and treatment as required for all minor and major incidents until the arrival of emergency medical services (if required);
  • Participate in all ‘in-service’ training programs;
  • Read, understand and ensure compliance to TRCA’s Lifeguard Manual;
  • Enforce park and swimming rules and regulations continually to patrons;
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of incidents and accidents, swimming occurrences, missing persons, daily maintenance, shift time schedules, opening and closing procedures and any other forms and reports as required;
  • Inspect/test pool chemistry and complete records. Contact appropriate staff to correct deficiencies immediately when required;
  • Perform general maintenance and cleaning duties in areas such as pool, washrooms, changerooms, grounds and work areas;
  • Provide good customer service and engage with participants to provide education about potential hazards and safe practices when participating in activities in and around water;
  • Understand and adhere to all legislated requirements, policies and procedures, including emergency procedures and Health and Safety Standards;
  • Understand and follow responsible cash handling procedures;
  • Support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements; and
  • May require physical activity for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)           


  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • One (1) year of lifeguarding experience preferred.


  • All Lifeguards must maintain certification and fitness level in accordance with the National Lifeguard Standard; ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must exhibit clear and concise communication in both non-emergency and emergency situations.
  • Proven leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Must be flexible to work all required shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Successful completion of a Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on April 5, 2023. 

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA.  TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation. 


While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.69
  • Max Hiring Rate $19.18
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Certification
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  • Heart Lake Conservation Area, Brampton, ON L6Z, Canada