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Application Process

Frequently Asked Questions

People, Excellence, Leadership, Team, Innovation

Q. What kinds of jobs are available at the City of Richmond?
A. There are many different types of career opportunities with the City. See Short-Term, On-Call, Seasonal and the current openings posted on our website at Current Postings

Q. Can I work for the City of Richmond if I have a relative who works there?
A. Yes, you can. You cannot, however, be directly supervised by a relative. For further information, please read our Conflict of Interest Policy. 

Q. How do I apply?
A. For most positions available, you can apply through the Current Postings section.  Explore How to Apply for other application directions.

Q. After I apply for a position, what happens next?
A. There are several steps to the application and interview process, explore the Selection Process section for more information.

Q. How long will my application be kept on file?
A. All applications and resumes received, by the Human Resources Department, pertaining to a specific job competition will be kept on file for a period of one year. 

Q. How do I delete my profile or stop receiving job posting notifications?
A. External Applicants: please log in to your account and proceed to the 'View Jobs' tab, once within the "View Jobs" tab, click the 'Job Agent Subscription' link, click the 'Change Your Job Agent Subscription Settings' link, deselect your chosen Job Categories, then click 'Submit'. 

Q. How do I apply for the Fire Department?
A. To apply for a Fire-Rescue position, see Fire Rescue Hiring & Job Requirements.

Q. What kind of benefits does the City offer?
A. The City of Richmond offers competitive compensation and benefit packages. Review what Richmond has to offer through our Benefits section.

Q. When and how will I get paid?
A. City of Richmond employees are paid bi-weekly through direct deposit to their banking institutions. 

Q. Is there any opportunity for career development at the City of Richmond?
A. The City of Richmond promotes personal and professional development. Explore our People Development section for more information on how we work to support our employees.

Q. What is the company culture like?
A. Find out information on the City culture through About UsDiversity and Meet Our People sections.

Q. I am an international applicant. How do I apply?
A. As long as you have a valid permit to work in Canada, you are welcome to apply. See the Current Postings section for current job postings and to register to receive updates on newly posted City opportunities.

Q. How can I find out more about the City of Richmond?
A.  Explore Discover Richmond for more information on the City of Richmond.