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Become A Lifeguard

Becoming a lifeguard or a swim instructor is a great student job! It looks amazing on a resume and can travel with you anywhere in Canada. Also, did we mention you start at $18 an hour?! Learn what you need to start your lifeguarding or swim instructor career today! 

Lifeguard Courses

To become a lifeguard, you are required to pass specific courses:

  • Bronze Medallion: Age 13+ or Bronze Star 
  • Bronze Cross: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid 
  • National Lifeguard: Age 15+, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid
Register for Lifeguard Courses

Swim Instructor Courses

To become a swim instructor, you are required to pass specific courses: 

  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor: 15 years of age by the end of the course and Bronze Cross (need not be current)
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor: 15 years of age by the end of the course and Bronze Cross (need not be current)
Register for Swim Instructor Courses

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Job Postings

Lifeguards and swim instructors are always in high demand!

CKRecreation Lifeguard Postings 

You can submit your application to our job registry for part-time casual and call-in lifeguard positions. Search under the Jobs Page for more details on how to apply to the job registry.