City of Winnipeg’s Department of Film and Special Events, Economic Development is Hiring!

Job ID



Chief Administrative Offices

Full/Part Time


Recruitment Details

Job Title: Permit Clerk

Department: Film and Special Events, Economic Development
Designated Work Location: 510 Main Street, “Hybrid with designated work location”
Position Type: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: $1,719.744 – $2,013.577 Biweekly

Posting No: 123665

Closing Date:  September 28, 2023

Providing a wide range of services to over half of all Manitobans, The City of Winnipeg is one of the largest employers in Manitoba. We provide a comprehensive range of benefits and career opportunities to our employees. These include competitive salaries, employer-paid benefits, dental and vision care, pension plans, and maternity/parental leave programs. Additionally, we offer education, training, and staff development opportunities to ensure that our employees are equipped with the necessary skills to advance in their careers.

Our Benefits web page provides detailed information about the benefits we offer, and we encourage you to visit it for further information at City of Winnipeg Benefits. We take pride in fostering a respectfuldiverse, safe, and healthy workplace where our employees can thrive and achieve their full potential.

Flexible work arrangements, which may include flexible hours, remote work, or a hybrid of remote work may be available; subject to review and approval. Please note that Employees who are approved to work remotely are responsible for and must demonstrate that they are available to return to their Designated Work Location and/or other work location to attend meetings or attend other tasks that occur in person.

The City is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse skilled workforce that is representative and reflective of the community we serve. Applications are encouraged from equity groups that have been and continue to be underrepresented at the City; Indigenous Peoples, Women, Racialized Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples and Newcomers are encouraged to self-declare.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.

Preference to internal applicants may be applied.

Job Profile

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Film & Special Events with guidance from the Film and Special Events Liaisons, the Permit Clerk receives applicants and performs office and technical duties related to initiating and coordinating permit applications and film coordination fees (as set my City Council) for issuance of specific types of permits related to film and events, and providing general film and event permitting information.

This position will carry out some technical duties including inputting requests into the Public Works Lane Closure App, the interpretation of selected components of the City of Winnipeg Zoning, Building, and Neighbourhood Liveability by-laws, agreements, and other relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to film or event requests.

As the Permit Clerk you will:

  • Initiates and coordinates permit applications.
  • Prepares permit applications through to submission.
  • Assesses scope of events / projects.
  • Provides general film & event information to internal and external customers 
  • Performs related duties compatible with the classification as assigned

Your education and qualifications include:

  1. Grade 12 OR an equivalent GED
  2. Experience working in film or planning events including knowledge of film and entertainment industries
  3. Customer service experience with the ability to deal with customers in a courteous and tactful manner, often in highly stressful and/or confrontational situations in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  4. Experience developing and reviewing site maps with strong sense of compass direction and geographical awareness of the city and its neighbourhoods.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook with the ability to maintain a database of requests and populate calendars.
  6. Navigation skills with the ability to identify property on zoning maps or GIS environment an asset.
  7. General mathematical aptitude regarding geographical information / elements.
  8. Analytical skills with the ability to problem-solve and execute sound judgment.
  9. Interpersonal skills with the ability to function effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  10. Verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate information to a variety of stakeholders and the public.
  11. Familiarity with annual signature events in Winnipeg is an asset.

*IMPORTANT: Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have education which is comparable to the minimum qualification in Canada. Applicants submitting foreign credentials require an official academic assessment report issued by a recognized Canadian assessment service at application.

Conditions of employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada.  If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • A Police Information Check will be required from the successful candidate, at his/her expense prior to the effective start date in the position.

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:

  1.  Current resume AND Application Form (Required). 
  2. Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.

*Your application documents must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.*


Online applications can be submitted at

For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ’s or contact 311.  

Hours of Work: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Employee Group:  CUPE, Clerk B

Position Reports To:  Manager Film and Special Events