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SUMMER STUDENT POSITION –Planning & Regulations Administration​

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA), located near Barrie, Ontario, is a public agency dedicated to innovative watershed management supporting a healthy environment, communities and lifestyles. Our jurisdiction includes 18 municipalities in the County of Simcoe, County of Dufferin, Grey County, and the western part of the City of Barrie and spans approximately 3700 sq. km. Our watershed includes significant landform features, such as the Minesing Wetlands, the Niagara Escarpment, and the Oak Ridges Moraine.

The NVCA is currently seeking an individual looking for a rewarding, exciting and great summer employment experience to join us in the student role of Planning & Regulations Administration. 

Key responsibilities include but not limited to providing technical support with general inquiries via phone, appointments, e-correspondence and legal inquiries while ensuring compliance of NVCA policies and procedures relating to permit and planning applications.  Assists with the management of the database as well as all watershed management services files and technical records. Work with planning department to ensure appropriate allocation of incoming files/projects and enter into internal database. 

You must be mature, able to work in a fast paced environment and be proficient in multi-tasking, while working effectively with minimal supervision. Excellent communication skills, and the ability to problem solve is required.  Working towards a post-secondary education in planning or a related discipline is an asset. 

Due to government funding, you must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/ territorial legislation and regulations, and be a current post-secondary student returning to school in the fall. 

This position will start approximately in May for approximately 12 weeks.  Salary is $14.25 per hour for a 35 hour work week. 

Please e-mail your resume to Your application must be received by 2:00 p.m. on April 29, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise us to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.​

​​​​Careers at NVCA & Accessibility

NVCA welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on ​request​​ for candidate​s taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Tree Plan​ting

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​Please see ​​our events page for a complete listing ​of volunteer opportunities!​​​​

​Thanks to all our volunteers their ongoing support of our community tree planting program! Special thanks to the landowners that welcomed us to their property for the plants - together we are working to restore the health of our rivers and streams.

Thanks also to The UPS Foundation and to TD Friends of the Environment for their generous support of NVCA's community tree planting program.


​Schools & ​Groups​

If your school class or group is looking to help with a fun, outdoor community project, contact Shannon Stephens at 705-424-1479 ext 239 or

Volunteer Groups

NVCA's "Friends" groups work to maintain and enhance specific conservation areas. These active groups are always looking for new volunteers!

  • Friends of Historic ​Fort Willow
  • Friends of Minesing Wetlands
  • Friends of Utopia Park and Gristmill

Other Events

Visit our Events Page for upcoming community events near you.​​