Personal Fitness Trainer (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 8807 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Complexes, Aqua & Specialized Services  
Employment Type: 1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $23.239   - $33.937 per hour (2024 rates of pay)  
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 09/06/2024


The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

You are responsible for instructing/conducting customized individual client or group weight fitness training sessions to meet clients’ specific fitness needs, in accordance with corporate and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, standards and related legislation.


Completion of Grade 12

University degree would be an asset

Minimum of 1 year of experience


Personal Trainer certificate (e.g., CSEP-CPT, canfitpro or other recognized certification)
Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates


  • Corporate and Departmental policies, procedures, guidelines and standards.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and sport specific training
  • City of Ottawa emergency response procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Knowledge base, skills and training necessary to lead personal training sessions for a various types of clients.
  • Ability to speak clearly and actively listen.
  • Maintain a safe and fun environment
  • Understanding of community fitness environment and needs
  • Excellent interpersonal & Customer Service Skills.
  • Flexible
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.