Seasonal Employment Information
The PNE provides various employment opportunities on a seasonal basis in order to successfully operate Playland, the PNE Fair, and Fright Nights.
Our peak operation period begins in June with Playland opening and carries through to the end of October with Fright Nights. During this time period we recruit for approximately 1,300 seasonal employees.
Seasonal Recruitment Information
Playland — Every season we hire approximately 350 Playland employees. The Playland jobs postings is typically posted in March and has descriptions of all available roles. Hiring for Playland usually begins in April and continues until May.
The Fair — On an annual basis, we hire approximately 1300 individuals to work during the last two weeks of summer to contribute toward the operation of the Fair at the PNE. Fair group interviews are held during the month of July, with work available from mid-August to Labour Day Monday.
Fright Nights – Each year, we hire anywhere from 60-100 individuals to work during Fright Nights; typically, these positions are acting positions to help us scare our guests during the operation of Fright Nights! Group interviews for Fright Nights actors/cast members are held in August, and the beginning of September.
Important Recruitment Dates
This year the PNE will be hiring for three (3) major seasons: Playland at the PNE, the Fair at the PNE and Fright Nights at Playland. Successful candidates will be invited via email or phone call to attend a group or individual interview session.
||Playland Jobs posted – application available online|
|March – April
||First round of successful candidates invited to Playland Group Interview Sessions|
|April – May
||Playland Group Interview sessions|
||Fair Jobs posted – application available online|
||First Round of successful candidates invited to Fair Group Interview Sessions|
|Mid-July||Fair Group Interview Sessions|
|July-August||Fright Nights Jobs Posted – application available online|
|Successful candidates invited to Fright Nights Interview Sessions via email|
|End of August – End of September
||Fright Nights Interview Sessions|
Returning Seasonal Employees
Employees who worked during the previous year who received a successful performance review will be invited to return for the next season. Invitations for returning Playland employees will be sent out via email in March and invitations for Fair returning employees will be sent out in April.
If you have changed your email or home address, please contact Payroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What qualities is the PNE looking for in a prospective employee?
- Team Player
- Embodies the 3 Es of the PNE: Excellence, Enthusiasm and Evolution
- Passion for guest service and events
- Friendly and reliable
- Desire to have fun while creating memorable experience for our guests!
Who and how many people does the PNE hire?
We employ over 2,800 seasonal employees from Vancouver and surrounding areas for Playland, the Fair, and Fright Nights. We employ a diverse group of positive, energetic people who enjoy working in a fun, safe, and challenging environment with flexible hours.
The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at email@example.com.
Click here to check out our current job opportunities – we look forward to hearing from you!
What do I need to apply for a job at the PNE?
- A valid Social Insurance Number
- A resume
- An email address for correspondence about upcoming job interviews and job opportunities
How old do I need to be to work at the PNE?
You must be at least 15 years of age or older, although some positions do have minimum age restrictions.
Do I have to wear a uniform while I'm working?
How much do you pay?
Most wages start at minimum wage and vary depending on the department of employment and the skills and abilities required by the job. For your convenience, specific position wages are provided on each job posting. Search current job opportunities.
When and how will I be contacted for an interview?
If you have applied for a seasonal position, the PNE People & Culture Department will reach out to applicants being considered within 4-6 weeks via email. Please ensure that you check your junk and spam folders as emails are typically sent in mass. To inquire about your application status, please kindly reach out to the People & Culture Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there transfer opportunities?
Yes! We do not accept mid-season transfer requests, however, we do offer returning employees an opportunity to explore other departments prior to the start of the season. Refer to your returning invitation or contact PNE People & Culture (HR) at email@example.com to find out how to request a transfer. Please note that not all transfers are granted as they are based on eligibility and departmental needs.