Planning Technician

902 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6, Canada Req #926
Thursday, March 28, 2024
As an employer with a strong commitment to health and safety, the Town of Canmore will take every reasonable step to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its employees and others from the hazard of COVID-19. The Town has determined that the protection of its workplace must mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all its employees as a further control in mitigating the hazard of COVID-19. This new directive and related procedures outline the requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless unable to receive vaccination due to an accepted medical reason. Therefore, all prospective candidates may be respectfully asked to:
  1. Disclose vaccination status during the hiring process (in a respectful and confidential manner
  2. Provide documentation to support vaccination status before a job offer   
  3. Participate in our rapid testing program and meet our vaccination deadlines for single-dose vaccine candidates

Why work for the Town of Canmore:  

You will be working with amazing people who perform outstanding work. Our team is professional, dedicated, and passionate about our work of building community within the Rocky Mountain environment we call home. Our planning landscape includes a unique variety of issues and considerations that fill our work with new challenges, and an opportunity to apply concepts and approaches that are unique to Canmore. As an organization, the Town of Canmore exists to serve the community and visitors to Canmore, to support a sustainable future for all, and to ensure the most efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars.

Position Overview: 

The Planning Technician is responsible for delivering a variety of front-line Planning services in our busiest service area of residential permitting. This role is primarily responsible for conducting low-density residential development permit and building permit reviews within the Planning Department. Since this area generates a high permit volume, this role also engages regularly with applicants and answers questions about proposed development from the public. You will work within the context of a progressive municipal government with clear values and a distinct culture. We have a workplace that is committed to leadership development, collaboration, and holistic thinking, as well as sustainability, affordability, and the preservation of our mountain environment.

This is the ideal role for an individual who is not afraid to tackle a variety of tasks – no matter how big or small! Our ideal candidate will be a professional, personable, and supportive team player who can cultivate meaningful and collaborative relationships within the team and with the public. The ideal candidate for this position will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and possess well developed conflict-resolution skills to reach successful outcomes on a variety of planning issues.



  • Recognized post-secondary certificate in Planning Technician, Urban Planning, Land use planning or similar field (e.g., GIS and Urban Planning, Land & Water Resources diploma) – required 
  • Membership in the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians – required 


Abilities and Experience:

  • At least one year of work experience developing and reviewing construction drawings for compliance with applicable municipal and provincial requirements – required 
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings – required 
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft office programs (particularly Excel), with the ability to independently create and edit a variety of documents and spreadsheets – required 
  • Organizational habits to understand, realistically plan for and meet deadlines, while adapting to changing demands and priorities – required 
  • Experience with CityView and reviewing plans in BlueBeam – preferred 
  • Experience with AutoCAD – preferred 
  • Experience with InDesign – asset 
  • Experience in a municipal setting – preferred 


Work Schedule

Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (35-hour work week)– flexibility required based on operational needs.


Salary & Benefits 

  • Salary Range- $46.92 to $49.52 per hour to start. Compensation will be calculated based on the successful candidate’s related work experience and education.  
  • Competitive benefits package, & health spending account 
  • Generous RRSP matching plan  
  • EDO-Earned Day Off program eligible position- Extra day off every three weeks
  • Personal development & learning opportunities  
  • Positive work culture  
  • Hybrid Eligible Position (in-person presence required based on operational needs)
  • Work-Life Balance  

Closing Date for Applications:
 This posting will remain open until Thursday, April  18, 2024, at 10:59 pm MST.

How to Apply: To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume (PDF or Word) and click the “Apply Now” button below. To help us learn more about you, in your cover letter please clearly detail the following:

  1. Why do you want to work as a Planning Technician for the Town of Canmore?
  2. What skills, experience, and (most importantly) attitude will you bring to enhance the team and enrich our community?
Prior to receiving an offer of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit copies of all required certifications and documentation, including driver's abstract and vulnerable sector criminal records check.  The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position.  However, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Town of Canmore is an inclusive and equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, colour, race, gender, ancestry, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

Other details

  • Job Family Admin
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 902 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6, Canada