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Employment at Halifax Water



Halifax Water is Canada's first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving a population of about 355,000 in Halifax Municipality. As a new member of the team at Halifax Water, you are contributing to the success of the utility while delivering water, wastewater and stormwater services in an integrated, cost effective and environmentally sound manner with a commitment to long term sustainability.

In addition to offering a challenging and rewarding career for its employees, Halifax Water also offers:

  • Professional Development
  • Compensation & Benefits Package
  • Community & Social Responsibility
  • Incentive Programs
  • Work Life Balance


Current Halifax Water Employment Opportunities

Competition #HW17-30E | Field Service Technician, Level 1 (Two Terms)

Competition #HW17-31E | Water Quality Inspector (Regular)

Competition #HW17-32E Utility Worker Apprentice/Utility Worker (Term)

Competition #HW17-34E | Environmental Officer (Term)


How to Apply

No later than Noon on the stated closing date, send a detailed cover letter and resume, or a completed application form Halifax Water Employment Application Form stating the competition number, to:

Halifax Water - HR Department
PO Box 8388, RPO CSC
Halifax, NS, B3K 5M1

Fax: 902-490-6934


Additional Information

Satisfactory background checks and medicals are a requirement for new employees. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Halifax Water Human Resources


Why Choose to Work at Halifax Water


I have a great sense of security working for Halifax Water. I believe that Halifax Water will provide me with a lifelong career with many challenges, continuous education and advancement opportunities.

- Thoren Pelly, Wastewater & Stormwater Supervisor


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Halifax Water's Talent Pipeline

When you work at Halifax Water there are certain things you can expect to receive:




At Halifax Water, we invest in our employees by providing competitive salaries, incentive programs, opportunities for advancement, and an excellent benefits package.

When you join Halifax Water, you join a culture of support. We recognize how important it is for our employees to find the right balance between work needs and home life and how challenging that can be. That is why, whenever possible, we strive to provide our employees with a variety of work options.


Community Involvement

Local involvement is important to Halifax Water. Our employees live and work in the communities of Halifax Municipality and you can see their dedication come to life in many ways, from volunteering at local events, raising money for community organizations and getting involved in education programs at schools or neighborhood meetings.


Environmental Stewardship

Halifax Water recognizes that as an organization, we have a responsibility to make choices that are not only in the best interest of our customers but also in the best interest of our environment. Because of this need, we have placed our commitment to the environment on the same level as our commitment to our customers. We have solidified this commitment by including the environment as a major point of our mission statement:

To provide world class services for our customers and our environment


Training & Development

Halifax Water believes in employee development. We provide and encourage opportunities for individual growth and development through regular coaching and feedback provided by their manager, access to on-the-job training and a variety of tools and resources. These include our tuition assistance program, eLearning courses, classroom-based training/workshops and more.



Types of Careers with Halifax Water


Operations Treatment Engineering & Environmental Administrative

Building & Fleet Maintenance
Technical Services
Wastewater Collections
Water Operations

Wastewater Treatment
Water Quality
Water Supply
Water Treatment
Watershed Management

Asset Management
Energy Efficiency
Engineering Approvals
Engineering Information
Environmental Engineering
Infrastructure Engineering
Pollution Prevention

Communications and PR
Corporate Legal Council
Customer Service & Billing
Human Resources
Information Services
Safety & Security




Testimonials from Halifax Water Employees


I am really enjoying my time working at Halifax Water.It’s been a great place to learn and grow as an operator and professionally. They provide great benefits, not only with health and pension, but also fitness and education, which I’ve been taking advantage. The people I work with are wonderful and make the day fun and interesting. It’s been challenging, but I just say, bring it on!

- Kara Baisley, Water Treatment Plant Operator




As a consultant, Halifax Water was viewed as an elite client where projects were unique, integrated, and deliverables were held to a high standard. In addition, Halifax Water's statement of "Striving for World Class" was represented in the attitudes of employees. I am pleased to say that my expectations have been exceeded since I started with Halifax Water. Halifax Water stresses the importance of work-life balance and as a husband and father of two children this is very important to me. To be part of an organization that offers a challenging professional career with growth opportunities all the while respecting your home life is a dream come true for a family man

- Shawn Rowe, Operations Engineer



Water is perhaps one of the most important resources in our society today and increasingly so in the future. Knowing this gives me a sense of importance in the work I do and I feel morally great about working with Halifax Water to provide safe, potable drinking water to thousands of people.

- Zachary Rawlins, Water Treatment Plant Operator