Senior Development Planner

902 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6, Canada Req #698
Thursday, July 28, 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 new challenges, and an opportunity to apply alternative concepts and approaches to common Planning challenges.

Position Overview:
The Senior Development Planner is responsible for delivering a variety of municipal planning services.  You will play a critical role in shaping the look and feel of the Town through the management of complex development applications, which result in places and spaces that address the needs and add to the vibrancy of our community. You will be leading a team of experienced Development Planners, as they navigate new development through the review and approvals process in an effort to realize the vision for our neighbourhoods, and community as a whole. We have a workplace that is committed to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment that fosters leadership development, collaboration and holistic thinking.

A full position description depicting the role can be viewed

The ideal person for this position is someone who has a strong background in planning procedure in Alberta and is dedicated to the success of our community.  The ideal candidate will be an active leader with a collaborative work style, effective organizational skills, outstanding conflict resolution skills, demonstrates a high degree of political acumen, and must be a persuasive communicator. 


  • Minimum of 8 years’ of progressively more responsible and varied planning experience - required
  • Demonstrated progression of responsibility, including direct supervision of staff and/or consultants -required
  • Working knowledge of planning and municipal legislation and experience in a broad range of projects and functions; urban design principals, statutory planning, subdivision and development permitting, policy development, land use planning and law etc. – required
  • Experience presenting and facilitating meetings with council, public, community engagement and stakeholder groups– required
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including MS Office Suite, basic mapping/GIS - required


  • Graduate or bachelor’s degree in planning or a related field combined with significant professional experience– required
  • Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners or equivalent - required

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Salary Range- $98,607.60 – $109,564.00 per year
  • Hybrid Work Eligible Position
  • Competitive Salary, benefits package, & personal wellness plan
  • 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 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 Senior 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 Exempt Professionals
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Administrative
Location on Google Maps
  • 902 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6, Canada