Junior Planner, Development Services

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Job Description

Job Description

Junior Planner

Public Works – Development Services

Two (2) Permanent Regular Full-Time


Reporting to the Manager, Development Services you will be responsible for the processing of development applications, special projects, continuous improvement initiatives, routine file management and data entry.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Review and coordinate consolidated Regional recommendations on minor development applications including minor Official Plan Amendments, re-zonings, site plans, plans of subdivision and condominium to the approval authority regarding development applications

  • Preserve Regional and Provincial interest in the consideration of development applications

  • Work in collaboration with planners and other professionals from other Regional departments, area municipalities within and outside the Peel Region and other review agencies

  • Attend and participate in local and regional public meetings, area municipal planning initiatives, and corporate initiatives

  • Participate in a variety of special projects related to monitoring and improving processes, growth management tracking, monitoring and reporting, providing advice and service to Regional departments as planning consultant on regional development submissions

  • Conduct site inspections of development properties or areas

  • Respond to inquiries from area municipalities and other public agencies, developers, consultants, lawyers and the general public to give advice on the planning process and approvals

  • Participate in meetings with staff from area municipalities, the Province and other review agencies, developers and consultants to represent Regional interests and mediate settlement of issues relating to development approvals

  • Attend and participate in area municipal planning initiatives, and corporate initiatives

  • Maintain good working relationships with Planning Departments of the assigned area municipality

  • Prepare reports for Council, Local Municipalities and Public


What do we require:

  • University Degree planning plus knowledge in the planning field such as environmental,resources, urban or rural, and/or land use planning, or an quivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered

  • Provisional Membership in Ontario Professional Planners Institute/Canadian Institute of Canada (or eligibility for membership)

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in planning and ArcGIS or other related planning spatial technology

  • Knowledge and understanding of Provincial, GTA, regional and local planning issues

  • Working knowledge of the Regional and Local Official Plans, the Provincial Policy Statement, the Planning Act and other legislation related to land use planning

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting with tact and diplomacy

  • Strong communication, analytical, problem solving, and negotiating skills


Location: In this role you will have the ability to work remotely and attend on-site when required based on operational requirements at the 10 Peel Center Drive, Brampton worksite.  The frequency of on-site activities may vary on a weekly basis and based on operational requirements. Your remote work location must be located within the province of Ontario. 

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week 

The Region of Peel offers job based flexible hours of work that allows employees to manage personal and professional responsibilities while at the same time ensures business operational needs and customer service expectations are achieved.   


Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology. 


If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line.


As part of the Region’s ongoing commitment to health and safety, there are enhanced Covid-19 specific safety protocols and/or personal protective equipment requirements (e.g. masks, eye protection, etc.) in place to help protect health and safety. The additional requirements are determined based on the nature of the work being carried out.


New employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Region of Peel reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.


The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated, a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted.

About Us

The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

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Additional Information

The Region of Peel is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is respected and valued for their contributions, and where everyone is treated fairly and has opportunity to grow and develop. As one of the most diverse regions in Canada, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the population we serve.


The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process, upon request.  If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. Accessible formats and communication supports are available. Please contact  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.



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