Summer Student Career Frequently Asked Questions

I worked for Housekeeping in 2017 (or prior years); do I need to reapply for 2018?

  • If you worked for Housekeeping in 2017 (or prior years) and had a favourable record (no late or missed shifts, etc.) then you may be eligible for rehire and DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.
  • Please contact Housekeeping Services at 416.263.3103 or e-mail housekeeping@explace.on.ca for further information.

Q. What kind of summer jobs do you have at Exhibition Place?

1. Housekeeping Attendants duties include:

  • Paper picking – keeping your assigned area free of litter and debris;
  • Sweeping & Mopping – ensuring that floors are kept free of debris and sanitary
  • Pushcart – exchanging garbage and recycling receptacles within an assigned area; depositing recyclable products in recycling compound
  • Washrooms – maintaining a standard cleanliness in the washroom assigned; refilling supplies such as toilet paper and hand towels; exchanging garbage; sweeping floors, cleaning toilets, counters, sinks and mirrors; troubleshoot stage 1 toilet issues (i.e. remove debris from clogged toilets with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Work outdoors, rain or shine; walk to and from assigned area (areas may be up to 1000m from initial check-in site)

2. Driving Attendants duties include:

  • Utility Vehicle Driver – responsible to operate the utility vehicle while pulling a trailer filled with waste & recycling and helping to load and unload the waste & recycling; work to remove waste from the grounds using push carts, as well as scoops and brooms in areas that they are assigned
  • Street Sweeper Driver – responsible to operate the street sweeper throughout the Exhibition Place grounds; will work with the grounds crew in all capacities: push carts, scoops & brooms, Utility Vehicle Operator, Golf Cart
  • Golf Cart Driver – responsible to operate the golf cart throughout Exhibition Place grounds delivering cleaning supplies
  • Drive with and abide by rules on the CNE Grounds Map at all times
  • Reduce speeds according to conditions – YOU MUST NOT EXCEED 10KM/H – failure to do so will result in immediate dismissal

Q. What is the minimum age to work at Exhibition Place?

  • Housekeeping applicants must be a minimum of 14 years of age
  • Driving applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Q. What kind of licence do I need to apply for a driving position?

  • Students who are 18 years of age or older must possess a valid Ontario full class ‘G’ licence and clean driver’s abstract upon being hired.

Q. Can I apply for more than one position?

  • Yes, you may apply for more than one position providing you meet all the minimum requirements of each position you wish to apply for.

Q. What are the minimum requirements to work during the CNE?

  • Each candidate must meet the following requirements of the position:

1. Housekeeping Attendants:

  • Must be a minimum of 14 years of age
  • Must be fully available to work for the entire 2018 CNE period which runs from: Friday, August 17 to Monday, September 3 (Labour Day) inclusive.
  • Must be available to attend mandatory orientation/training on July 24 or July 25
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, which may include afternoon, weekend and midnight shifts depending on the job.
  • Must be a full-time student currently enrolled in school/university

2. Driving Applicants:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be fully available for the entire 2018 CNE period which runs from: Friday, August 17 to Monday, September 3 (Labour Day) inclusive.
  • Must be available to attend mandatory orientation/training on July 24 or July 25
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, which may include afternoon, weekend and midnight shifts depending on the job.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario full class ‘G’ licence and clean driver’s abstract upon being hired.
  • Must be a full-time student currently enrolled in school/university

Q. What happens after I apply?

  • Candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview either by phone or e-mail.

Q. If I have been asked to come in for an interview, what do I need to bring with me?

  • Exhibition Place has a practice of ‘on the spot hiring’, so it is mandatory for all candidates to bring all off the following documents listed to the interview:
  1. A valid Social Insurance Number or proof you have applied for one
  2. Photo Identification or Student ID Card
  3. Direct Deposit Form or Voided Cheque to be used for payroll purposes if you are hired
  4. A valid work visa/permit if you are an international student
  5. A valid Ontario full class ‘G’ licence and clean driver’s abstract (for Driving Attendants only)

Q. This is my first job; how should I prepare for the interview?

  • Candidates should dress appropriately for a job interview. For example, club attire is not suitable for a job interview.
  • Candidates should be aware of how long it’s going to take to get to the interview/work location and should check all public transportation times in advance of their interview date. They should not be late for the interview as it reflects poor time management skills.
  • Candidates should review the company’s website before the interview and ensure they have noted any questions they need answers to.
  • Candidates should think about some references (personal, work, volunteer, school) as Human Resources may ask them to provide one.
  • Candidates should be able to speak about their education, work and volunteer experiences that are listed on their resume as well be able to produce a copy of any certificate/diploma or training they list as completed.
  • Candidates should always ensure that they bring all documentation requested by Exhibition Place to the interview as this demonstrates that you have good organizational skills.

Q. What can I expect at the interview?

  • Candidates can expect to participate in a ‘group’ information session and interview. Human Resources is responsible for coordinating information sessions and interviews which generally last about 45 minutes in length.
  • At the conclusion of the interview, you will be informed if you are being offered a position.
  • If you are a successful candidate, you will be required to stay about another hour to complete necessary paperwork.

Q. When do interviews take place?

  • Interviews take place from the middle of June to the end of July.
  • Please remember Human resources will contact you by phone or email to invite you to an interview. So make sure your contact information is entered correctly on the online application.

Q. Is there any training provided?

  • Yes, there are several components of training that will be provided including web based and instructor-led training.
  • Instructor-led training will be provided on Orientation Day (July 24 & 25) only after you have been selected to work and are properly documented.
  • Please note that training is mandatory and you are not permitted to start work until you have completed all mandatory training required.

Q. Do you offer direct deposit?

  • Yes, Direct Deposit is our preferred method of payment of wages and candidates will be required to provide a Direct Deposit Statement or voided cheque, which can be requested from your financial institution.

Q. What is a typical work schedule/shift during the CNE?

  • Housekeeping Services operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the CNE.
  • In order to maintain this schedule, there are 3 shifts available; days, afternoons and midnights.
  • There are typically 5 (five), 6 to 7 hour shifts per week during the CNE period

Q. When would I receive my pay during the CNE?

  • You will be paid every Thursday and the weekly pay period at Exhibition Place starts on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.

Q. What would my pay stub look like?

  • A sample of pay stub is attached for reference and once hired all inquiries regarding pay related matters can be directed to Exhibition Place’s Payroll Services Department.

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If you have any additional questions, please contact the Staffing Office at 416. 263.3055 or send us an e-mail at SummerStaffingInfo@explace.on.ca