Employment Opportunities

Crossing Guard Position

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear high visibility vests!

Want to get active, get involved, and give back to your community? Apply to become a crossing guard.

We have immediate openings for responsible, mature and dedicated individuals to work 1-3 hours per day, Monday to Friday, September to June. Guards are paid $16.50 per one (1) forty minute shift. All training and equipment are provided.


Applications are accepted year-round and positions are filled based on operational needs.


To be successful, the applicant must:

  1. Be respectful, dependable and friendly
  2. Enjoy working with the public
  3. Be willing to complete and provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  4. Be in good physical and mental health with an ability to cope with stress


To apply for the School Crossing Guard position, please complete the online survey application provided at the link below.


Applications will be maintained on file for a six (6) month period. Should you have any questions, please direct them to the HR Coordinator at 613-238-1513 ext. 231 Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.


We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ottawa Safety Council welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Join our team

The Ottawa Safety Council is an equal opportunity employer that respects and values the diversity of individuals. We set the highest quality standards and are dedicated to building an organization that reflects the various needs of our clients and the communities we serve.

When you work at the Ottawa Safety Council, you are working for an organization that makes an impact in the lives of children and in the community you live in. You are part of a team that is building a better, safer place to live.

We seek highly motivated people looking to bring positive changes to their community. We offer a friendly work environment and encourage a healthy work/life balance.

The Ottawa Safety Council maintains the highest standards as individuals and as a cohesive group. Our team of Administrative staff, Adult Crossing Guards, Motorcycle Instructors, Camp Counsellors and Public Safety Outreach Instructors work to change how children and adults view safety. If you believe you have what it takes to work with us, send us your resume.

We also provide:

  • A safe and healthy workplace
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Personal Protective Equipment where required
  • Mentoring and support

Workplace health and safety

The Ottawa Safety Council Management and its Board of Directors are committed to the health and safety of all of their employees and volunteers. All employees and volunteers are oriented and trained for the work they are hired to do, and supervisors ensure that all employees are working in a safe environment. Members of the Joint Health and Safety Committee work to ensure all health and safety requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act are met in the workplace. This includes regular site inspections and documentation of findings.


As a top employer, we recognize the immense benefit of professional development and the necessity to provide the proper training for you to excel.

Some employees and volunteers are trained in Standard First Aid/CPR, Bill 168-Violence and Harassment in the Workplace, and the Customer Service Policy for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability training.