Work For The City

As one of Canada’s fastest growing municipalities, the City of Chestermere has rapidly evolved from a charming summer village into a dynamic lakeside community for over 20,000 residents. 

The staff at the City of Chestermere serve our community by creating an amazing place to live, work and play. Find out more below about why it's amazing to be an employee of the City of Chestermere and when you're ready, apply for a role by visiting

Whether you are weeding flower beds, issuing basement permits, fighting fires or preparing financial statements, the work you do contributes to making Chestermere a beautiful, prosperous, Amazing and safe place to live. Municipal employees have the ability to make a direct and positive impact on residents’ lives and our employees do their best to make the most of that unique opportunity.

What We Offer

We know that to be amazing, you're going to have it give it your all. And we want to make sure that effort is honoured. With that in mind, here are the benefits of working for the City of Chestermere: 


  • Acting pay
  • Compensation survey & reviews every 2 years
  • Competitive salary & hourly pay
  • Cost of living adjustments
  • Emergency Command Centre premiums
  • On-call pay

2020 Compensation Information


  • Canada Pension Plan
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Health & dental benefits (with 80% of premiums paid by the City)
  • Health spending account or wellness account
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Health & Safety compliant
  • Mental health initiatives
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Virtual health care program
  • Vision care
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

Vacation & Time Off

  • Additional days off at Christmas
  • 3.5 Employer recognized holidays
  • General statutory holidays
  • Maternity, parental & adoption leave
  • Personal leave days
  • Vacation (length depends on years of service)


  • Diversity & inclusion initiatives
  • Fitness initiatives
  • Not Myself Today
  • Outplacement support
  • Stay interviews
  • Wellness challenges


  • 1:1 Meetings
  • Apprenticeship training SUB plan
  • Book lending library
  • Coaching
  • Conferences & seminars
  • Designation membership fees
  • E-learning platform with hundreds of courses
  • Exit interviews
  • External training
  • In-house training
  • Job advancement
  • Leadership development
  • On the job learning
  • Performance dialogues
  • Personality assessments
  • Self-development resources
  • Stretch assignments
  • Tuition support


  • Amazing Ideas Awards
  • CAO Afternoon Off
  • Excellence Awards
  • Extra CAO days off
  • Long Service Awards
  • Retirement & long service gifts

Social Life, Supplies & Perks

  • Business casual dress
  • Cell phones & laptops
  • Merry & Bright Party
  • Employee lunch rooms with additional coffee stations, microwaves and refrigerators
  • Employee intranet
  • Free parking
  • Discounts on phone plans & computer hardware
  • Library membership
  • Social events & activities
  • Sit-stand desks
  • Staff newsletter
  • Surveys & suggestion boxes

Note: Please note that the City makes every effort to offer all benefits equitably, but some may not apply to certain positions due to the nature of the work, placement, position or responsibilities. Some benefits are also subject to annual City Council approval.

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