Junior Community Planner, Northern Futures Planning, Ottawa, Ontario

Position Title: Junior Community Planner
Employer’s Name: Northern Futures Planning
Job Location (City, State): Ottawa, Ontario
Weblink for further information: https://www.northernfutures.ca/careers


Job description:
We are adding a new junior community planner to our consulting team providing services to clients across Northern Canada. We are a small Ottawa-based consulting firm specializing in northern and indigenous community planning. We build our team by recruiting talented planners with a passion for the North and then training and mentoring them with care. Loving how we work is just as important to us as loving what we do – which is why we maintain a flexible schedule and office environment that lets us balance work and life.



  • Provide community planning and development review support services to clients
  • Support short- and long-range planning exercises including in-community consultation
  • Research planning policy and best practices
  • Assist with proposal writing
  • Interface with clients remotely through email, conference calls and video calls
  • Assist other team members as needed



  • 1-3 years of experience
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner for targeted audiences
  • A great listener with ability to communicate clearly with people of diverse disciplines
  • Understanding of regulatory tools used to control land use and development in communities
  • Ability to work effectively remotely with limited supervision
  • Ability to travel within Canada for work trips up to two weeks in length
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize activities over a number of projects
  • Cross-cultural competency
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Planning (Master’s degree in Planning, or Planning-related discipline, preferred)
  • Eligible for, or have attained, full membership with CIP.

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