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Archaeological Field Technician

Reference #: 7919
City: Aurora
Region: Ontario
Secondary Location: Kitchener (Lancaster Street West)
Job Type: Contract
Business Line: Environment



WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment. 

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada’s Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At  WSP, we’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us. 


WSP  is currently seeking Archaeological Field Technicians to join our Environment group, located across the GTA.  Reporting to the department manager this position will be responsible to participate in Archaeological Survey works (Stage 2-4 archaeological investigations) across Ontario. 


  • Under the supervision of an experienced Archaeological Field Director, the successful candidate(s) will be expected to participate in archaeological survey.
  • Assist with the implementation of archaeological survey projects and laboratory tasks;
  • Assist with public archaeology events;
  • Participate safely in a team environment; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-Secondary education completed or in progress with course work related to archaeology and/or history is an asset;
  • Minimum 4 months of archaeological field experience (or the successful completion of a recognized archaeological field school)
  • Willingness to comply with occupational health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Ability to perform rigorous physical activities under adverse weather conditions;
  • Willingness to stay out of town in hotels when project requires
  • Working knowledge of both pre-contact and post-contact archaeological resources and artifacts
  • Experience with artifact analyses, knowledge of Ontario’s cultural history, report writing, GIS or ArcGIS would be an asset;
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview.  This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our  World of Possibilities microsite.

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

Company: WSP Canada Inc.

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