Summer Student Lottery Program
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Summer Student Lottery Program Update - COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, we are closely monitoring the situation and how it affects our summer student lottery program for 2020.  It is likely there will be delays to the student start dates, and it is possible that students may not work this summer if layoffs continue for City of Windsor employees.

We hope you will continue to ready yourself for work, as you may be asked to report to work on short notice. Keep in mind, you may be eligible for financial assistance of up to $250 to pay for such items as safety boots/shoes, uniforms, police clearances, etc. Call 519-977-6444 ext. 5520 or​ to see if you qualify.

We will continue to communicate any news as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Summer Student Lottery Program

The recruitment campaign for the 2020 Summer Student Lottery is currently underway, however, the deadline to accept applications has passed.

The information contained on this website is meant to assist students interested in applying for the City of Windsor Summer Student Lottery Program. It is subject to change pending various factors involved in the recruitment process, budget, etc.

The City of Windsor may hire a certain number of students, however there is no guarantee that any given number will always be hired during the Summer Student Lottery Program.

Learn more in our introductory "Summer Student Work" video on YouTube:

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The following outlines our anticipated process and the order in which we will complete the lottery. Note that we have anticipated dates for each stage, providing students with a frame of reference on the anticipated recruitment. The City of Windsor's recruitment process is subject to change.

​Step ​Description ​Date(s) of Reference
​1 ​Application available online: Student Lottery Application ​Wednesday, November 20, 2019 to Monday, January 6, 2020
​2 ​Application review ​Week of January 6, 2020

​Run student lottery

Post student lottery results to Summer Student Lottery Results page

Email applicants their lottery ranking number

​Week of January 13, 2020
​4 ​Offer employment ​Week of January 20, 2020
5 ​Processing of those students offered employment ​To Be Determined
​6 ​Hire Date ​Various dates throughout the month of April 2020/May 2020

Step 1 - Application available online

In order to apply for Summer Student Lottery Program, applications will only be accepted online for the period of application availability as indicated in the table above.  No late applications will be accepted.

Step 2 - Application review

 All applications will be reviewed to ensure the eligibility requirements are met and all data is complete on the application in order to be placed in the lottery. 

Step 3 - Run lottery; post results; email applicants

The lottery system is a secured computer program that randomly draws applications for order of consideration for employment.  Lottery results will be posted to the Summer Student Lottery Program Results page as they become available.  Time permitting, it is anticipated that each applicant will be emailed their lottery number.

Step 4 - Offer Employment

Those students who will be offered a position will be contacted via email or phone and provided further direction of what information will be required to complete and attain in order to work for the City of Windsor. Please review the City of Windsor Student Lottery FAQ page for more information.

Step 5 - Processing of students

The processing involves an in-person meeting with each student individually where the student will be required to bring in all their necessary documentation along with signing any necessary paperwork. For more information on the paperwork that will be required, please review the City of Windsor Student Lottery FAQ page.

Step 6 - Hire Date

Hire dates for each student will vary based on need of departments and availability. Students will be communicated their date of hire in their offer of employment letter.

For further information on the Summer Student Lottery, please visit the City of Windsor Student Lottery FAQ page.

For general information, contact 311.  

For detailed inquiries, contact:
Human Resources Department
400 City Hall Square East, Suite 408
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6515
Fax: (519) 255-6504
TTY: (519) 255-6685