City of Nanaimo

Planning Assistant
Posting Date: 
January 3, 2019 - January 25, 2019

The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 90,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is  truly an extraordinary place to live.


The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Planning Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Community and Cultural Planning, the Planning Assistant is responsible for ensuring that development applications meet applicable City bylaws, pertinent statutes and current municipal planning goals and objectives. The Planning Assistant will have a strong knowledge of site planning, urban design and community planning practices. This position requires the ability to work under continual deadlines, resolve competing community interests, prioritize and successfully complete a multitude of tasks, pay attention to detail, and deal tactfully with a variety of people.


Applicants must have a degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Geography, Architecture, or Landscape Architecture plus a minimum of one year related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants that have a strong depth of experience/interest in GIS. Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is required.


This is a unionized position. $35.28 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2018 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week. A comprehensive benefit package is included.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

Resumes with cover letters referencing the specific competition 18-124 will be received

until 4:30 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Human Resources

City of Nanaimo

455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 5J6

Fax: (250) 755-4449


The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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