Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the YMCA post career opportunities?
All job postings are circulated through various channels such as: internally on employee information boards, and YMCA email and intranet. Depending on the position, job postings may also be posted externally through various electronic job boards, newspapers or community employment agencies.
What happens after I apply for a position?
Your resume and cover letter will be sent directly to the branch responsible for hiring the position. The position Supervisor will review all the applicants and determine the most appropriate candidates for the position that they will interview.
What happens if I submit a general application not in reference to a specific posting?
The Human Resources Department does receive general applications from time-to-time. Due to limited resources, it is not possible to respond to each individual application.
Do I need to get a Criminal Reference Check?
If you are offered the position, as a condition of employment you will need to provide the YMCA with a current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) prior to starting your employment. This can be obtained at the police department. A fee is charged by the police department and is the responsibility of the candidate. All information contained in your CRC is strictly confidential.
Will I be required to provide future Criminal Reference Checks?
Yes. As an employee of the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford you may be asked to provide subsequent Criminal Reference Checks in accordance with the Association's policy. If you are asked to provide an updated criminal reference check at some point in your employment, the Association will reimburse you for the cost of this report upon receipt of the report and an official receipt from the issuing police authority.
How often do you update your website with new job postings?
New job postings are added as soon as we know that one is coming available. This means that sometimes the site is updated daily and sometimes weekly.