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Famous for its hospitality and community spirit, Kamloops in Canada's Tournament Capital and a leader in hosting major events. Kamloops is a city of over 97,000 people and offers all of the amenities of a larger centre while maintaining the friendly atmosphere of a small town. Kamloops experiences over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year and only 22 cm of rain. Join our team of over 760 employees, who work in a variety of fulfilling and challenging careers.

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Kinesiologist and Exercise Physiologists

Help change the life of somebody with a chronic condition by empowering them with a clinical exercise prescription. The City of Kamloops is seeking experienced kinesiologists and exercise physiologists to work in a contract capacity in a variety of multi-disciplinary programs.

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Deadline: Until positions filled.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:

Charlie Fornelli
Exercise Specialist Coordinator

Hiring Policy

The City of Kamloops is an equal opportunity employer. Positions are filled through open competitions where the selection is based on job-related skills; training; experience; suitability; and where appropriate, seniority and residency. Only applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada can be considered for employment.

Our Policy Regarding Positions of Trust

The City of Kamloops is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy community and to the prevention of violence against children. Police records checks are conducted on all candidates who are being considered for employment with the City. Enhanced Security Clearance may be required for designated positions of trust, including, but not limited to, jobs at the RCMP detachment or positions that involve working with/or in proximity to children, youth, or vulnerable adults.

Career Opportunities

Do I submit a police records check or employment references?

The City of Kamloops is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy community and to the prevention of violence against children.

Our application consists of several steps and you will not need to submit a completed police records check form or references with your initial application. It is important to note that offers of employment will only be made after employment references and police records check are complete. We will ask your permission prior to initiating either of these steps in the recruitment process.

Do you accept late applications for job postings?

We do accept applications after the competition has closed; however, your application will be marked late and will not be considered until all other applicants have been reviewed first.

Do you do any testing of job applicants?

You will be informed, in advance, of any testing that we might ask you to participate in. For specific positions, such as lifeguard or firefighter, we may do skill or job-related testing. We may also do computer software testing or psychological testing.

How do I apply for available positions?

All positions with the City of Kamloops are filled through a job posting process. Visit our Career Opportunities website to set up a profile and view and apply for vacant positions. All applications must be submitted on or before the end of the business day, on the closing date of the competition.

Note: All internal employees MUST create a new profile in the new system in order to access internal job postings. Please contact for the internal link.  

How do I apply for firefighter positions?

Career opportunities with Kamloops Fire Rescue are posted in our Career Opportunities website. A recruiting process is conducted prior to any hiring with Kamloops Fire Rescue. For more information on Firefighter careers please visit the Kamloops Fire Rescue Service Recruitment page.

How do I know if I have been short-listed?

If you have been short-listed for an interview, we will contact you. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we do not send acknowledgement letters to all job applicants.

How long will the hiring process take?

It can take up to six (6) weeks to fill a job posting, depending on the complexity of the position. We thank you, in advance, for your patience!

How often do the postings change?

Job postings are updated as vacant positions become available.

If selected for an interview, when will I be contacted?

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We endeavour to contact applicants to be interviewed within three (3) weeks of the competition closing date. We appreciate your patience throughout the recruitment process and ask that you refrain from calling our office unless we ask you to.

What should I submit with my application?

Our online Career Opportunities website allows you to upload documents that reflect relevant qualifications pertaining to the position you're applying for. Some examples are:

  • Post-secondary certificates, diplomas or degrees
  • Transcripts
  • Trade Qualification Certificates
  • Current driver's abstract

Note: Applicants for lifeguard and firefighter positions must submit copies of all required certifications listed in the competition in order to be considered.

What types of positions are posted?

We post management and unionized positions. We also post a variety of other position types, including: seasonal, temporary, part-time, on-call, or full-time work. The posting will clearly state the type of position.

We also post term contract positions here directly on our Career Opportunities web page. 

What will my job interview be like?

We conduct panel interviews which include the departmental supervisor, a human resources representative, and sometimes other participants. We ask a variety of knowledge, situational, and behavioural-based interview questions. Interviews are typically 30 minutes to one hour in length, depending on the complexity of the position.

Where do you advertise jobs?

All employment opportunities with the City of Kamloops are available online, in our Career Opportunities website. Please visit this portal to set up a profile and view and apply for vacant positions. You can also subscribe to our Career Link newsletter which will send you email notifications about all our external job postings. We may also advertise in Kamloops This Week (City Page) or on industry specific job boards.

We also share opportunities on our social pages, including Facebook and LinkedIn