The Hiring Process

  • Seasonal Positions

    The PNE receives over 8,000 applications for seasonal positions every year. We hire for over 2,000 unique positions throughout the Playland, Fair and Fright Nights seasons and have an in-depth screening process in place to ensure we hire only those candidates who demonstrate the required attitude and enthusiasm we are looking for.

     

    Application

    All applications are screened by our Human Resources department, however, only those qualified will be given an opportunity to proceed to the next step in the interview process. Be sure to fill out all sections completely and accurately and to complete the Assessment Test if required. See the section titled “Application & Interview Tips” for more information on making a great first impression. If you have applied online, you will be sent an email to confirm that we have received your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Human Resources at hr@pne.ca or 604.252.3595.

     

    Group (First) Interview

    Group interviews will be held for most seasonal positions. If you meet the qualifications of the position you have applied for, we will email you or call you with an invitation to a group interview session. These sessions are usually held on weekends or during the evening to accommodate those candidates who are in school or hold other full- or part-time jobs. For most positions, a basic math test is required during the Group Interview process. If you opt not to take the math test, you will not be considered for cash handling positions or other positions that involve using basic calculations.

     

    Second Interview

    If you are successful in the group interview process, you may be called for a second interview with the hiring department; this is most often a one-one-one interview. Following the second interview, successful candidates will be contacted with an offer of employment and will be scheduled to attend one or more orientations including a Health & Safety orientation.

  • Casual, Full- and Part-time Positions

    We often have opportunities for casual and full- or part-time positions throughout the year. The PNE accepts applications online for all open positions. If you are interested in one of these positions, please fill out our online application form and assessment test (if required). You may apply for more than one position at a time.

     

    Application

    All applications are screened by our Human Resources department, however, only those qualified will be given an opportunity to proceed to the next step in the interview process. If you have applied online, you will be sent an email to confirm that we have received your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Human Resources at hr@pne.ca or 604.252.3595.

     

    First Interview

    All applications are screened by the Human Resources (HR) department. If you meet the qualifications of the position you have applied for, you may be contacted by a representative from HR for a phone prescreen. At that point, you may be invited to a one-on-one interview with HR; this will further determine details of your knowledge, skills and ability as they relate to the position you have applied for. Please be prepared to give specific examples of work history and please come prepared with references.

     

    Second Interview

    Once HR has interviewed all qualified candidates, those who meet the position requirements may be called for a second interview either with the hiring manager or with the hiring manager and a member from HR. The second interview will serve to further detail the nature of the position you have applied for and will be a chance for you to show the hiring manager what you can bring to the PNE.

     

    Reference & Background Check

    You will be required to provide the HR department with a minimum of three (3) professional references; personal references are only considered if you are a recent graduate or have limited or no employment history. Some positions may require you to undergo a criminal background check in accordance with provincial and federal legislation.