Are you an adult interested in…

  • Flexible hours
  • Great pay
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • An active job

…then our Adult Recruitment Program is for you. Lac La Biche County will pay for the required courses for you to become a lifeguard, in exchange for your future work with us at Portage Pool.


  1. Submit a resume with a cover letter stating your interest in the pool’s adult recruitment program, and any relevant swimming and/or first aid experience that would make you an ideal candidate – keep in mind that courses require strong, if not beautiful, swimming skills!
  2. If you’re a good fit, you’ll be contacted to set up a brief interview.
  3. If the interview is a success, your references will be contacted.
  4. If references go well, you’ll be asked to sign an adult recruit agreement, which will state all conditions of the program (including the number of hours to be worked off, expectations for record checks, etc.).
  5. Work with the Pool Supervisor to enrol in the necessary courses.
  6. Successfully complete up to a minimum of Bronze Cross and Aquatic Emergency Care to begin working at the pool, and continue to work towards the National Lifeguard course.
  7. Work 300 hours at Portage Pool as a return for Lac La Biche County having paid for your training – continue working at the pool after that, the awards are yours forever!

*Note that if you do not pass all courses and/or exit the program, you will be responsible for paying back all costs that were fronted by Lac La Biche County.

Have more questions? Note sure if you’re a potential candidate? Contact us at or give us a call at 780-623-6777. 

To learn about other employment opportunities at the in the Recreation & Community Enhancement Department, please visit the Lac La Biche County webpage.

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