Development Planner

902 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6, Canada Req #639
Monday, November 7, 2022

As an employer with a strong commitment to health and safety, the Town of Canmore will take every reasonable step to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its employees and others from the hazard of COVID-19. The Town has determined that it is necessary for the protection of its workplace to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all its employees as a further control in mitigating the hazard of COVID-19. This new directive and related procedures outline the requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless unable to receive vaccination due to an accepted medical reason. Therefore, all prospective candidates may be respectfully asked to:

  1. Disclose vaccination status during the hiring process (in a respectful and confidential manner
  2. Provide documentation to support vaccination status prior to a job offer   
  3. Participate in our rapid testing program and meet our vaccination deadlines for single-dose vaccine candidates

Why work for the Town of Canmore? As one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities, we are happy to announce a new opportunity we have in our Planning & Development department.  Our Planning & Development team are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals committed to building community within the magnificent Rocky Mountain environment we call home. Our planning landscape includes a unique variety of issues and considerations that fill our work with rewarding challenges.  As an organization, the Town of Canmore exists to serve the community and visitors to Canmore, to support a sustainable future for all, and to ensure the most efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars.

Position Overview:
The Town of Canmore is currently recruiting a Development Planner to help support the Town of Canmore’s continued growth. As one of our Planners, you will have the opportunity to lead the work on complex development applications alongside a collaborative cross-departmental team. The Development Planner position is responsible for delivering a variety of municipal planning services.  You will play a critical role in community engagement, and communication on significant planning issues and projects. 

The ideal candidates for this position will need to be pragmatic, have a collaborative work style, demonstrate a high degree of political acumen, and possess well developed organizational skills and conflict resolution skills to reach successful outcomes on planning issues. 

Core Accountabilities:

  • Interact on a continuous basis with the public through telephone and written inquiries as may be required to convey planning related information to citizens and other individuals and groups.
  • Review, process and manage medium-density residential and non-residential development applications, re-designation, and subdivision files for compliance with Provincial and Municipal policy, regulations, and technical requirements.
  • Prepare and presents reports, materials, and opinions as a representative of the Town of Canmore to various bodies, including Council, Canmore Planning Commission, Subdivision and Development Appeal Boards and public groups.
  • Maintain professional affiliations and demonstrate a comprehensive current knowledge of applicable legislation, new trends and literature.
  • Effectively represent the municipality in public and landowner/applicant meetings.


For a full position description, please click here.


  • Post-secondary degree in urban, regional, or municipal planning.
  • Active membership in the Alberta Professional Planners Institute or the Canadian Institute of Planners is required.


  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a municipal planning environment where you’ve handled statutory planning, subdivision, and development/building permitting.
  • Demonstrate excellent project management skills, particularly within complex, high profile, large-scale, or time-sensitive projects.
  • Possess experience presenting to small and large groups in both casual and formal settings.
  • Thorough understanding of rural, urban and regional planning, the applicable regulatory environment for each aspect of the planning process, implementation techniques and consultation processes.

Salary & Benefits


  • The starting salary range for the Development Planner position is $90,508.60 - $95,550 per annum (dependent on education and related experience)
  • Competitive benefits package, & personal wellness plan
  • Opportunity for hybrid work from home/office arrangements
  • Generous RSP matching plan
  • Standard 35-hour work week & EDO-Earned Day Off program (i.e., This position works a 5-day work week earning 1 day off in a 3-week cycle
  • Personal development & learning opportunities
  • Positive work culture
  • Work-Life Balance


Closing Date for Applications: This posting will remain open until the position is filled.


How to Apply: To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume (PDF or Word) and click the “Apply Now” button below. To help us learn more about you, in your cover letter please clearly detail the following:

  1. Why do you want to work as a Development Planner for the Town of Canmore?
  2. What skills, experience, and (most importantly) attitude will you bring to enhance the team and enrich our community?
The Town of Canmore is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, colour, race, gender, ancestry, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

Prior to receiving an offer of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit copies of all required certifications and documentation, including driver's abstract and vulnerable sector criminal records check.  The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position.  However, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family Admin
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $90,508.60
  • Max Hiring Rate $95,550.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 902 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6, Canada