Overview of application process

The City of Port Colborne welcomes resumes for only positions that are advertised publicly. Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes are not kept on file.

Electronic submissions are welcomed (please use the email address below). Please ensure that the Job Title is clearly stated in the subject line of all correspondence. 

If one of the positions sounds rewarding to you please apply with a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8


Chief Building Official



The Chief Building Official is responsible for enforcing the Building Code Act and regulations in accordance with provincial statutes and municipal by-laws. The Chief Building Official (CB0) manages all aspects of the Building Division from building permit application intake, plan review and inspection to ensure health and life safety requirements are met for new construction and renovations. The CBO will have overall responsibility and statutory duties as defined under the Building Code Act.


At a minimum you must have a post secondary diploma in Construction or Engineering Technology and CBCO designation and fully qualified under Division C part 3 of the OBC complemented by five (5) years plans examination/building inspection or related service and two (2) years management experience.  The preferred candidate has a degree in engineering or architecture and seven (7) years plans examination/building inspection or related service as a CBO complemented by four (4) years management experience. 


Your management skills are complemented by your knowledge of municipal planning, the Fire Code, and applicable federal and provincial laws as well as expertise as defined in the Ontario Building Code. A valid driver’s licence is required.


Competitive compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Please apply by 4 pm on October 21, 2016, to:

Human Resources
City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne,Ontario L3K 3C8 
e-mail: careers@portcolborne.ca
fax: 905-835-2969

We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation during the recruitment process is available upon request.  Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.