Careers

Who is Bousfields?

Bousfields has been growing our body of knowledge for half a century and counting.

As a multidisciplinary land use planning consulting firm, our people and the work we produce collectively are a big reason we continue to be respected in the industry for doing great work. Bousfields provides a collaborative, team-oriented  learning environment designed to broaden your knowledge and create a clear career path. Bousfields is full of passionate people working on some of the GTHA’s most exciting projects, in dynamic, cross-functional teams of all sizes and scope.

What’s it like to be a Bousfielder?

Bousfields employees, or Bousfielders as we like to say, can expect a newly renovated open concept office environment, with many collaboration spaces and a fantastic kitchen with snacks and refreshments.

We currently have two offices, open Monday-Friday, where everyone is coming in as per our hybrid work model. All Bousfielders have an individual desk assignment at both our Toronto and Hamilton offices. We utilize a variety of technology to ensure our two offices can connect seamlessly. 

Our Toronto office is located in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood in Toronto. We love to walk to the market and pick up lunch or something to take home for dinner, often using the market vendors for our social events. 

Our Hamilton office is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, in a beautiful heritage building. Our Hamilton office continues to grow. 

Opening of our Hamilton Office
Many of our Toronto colleagues took the GO train in and our clients came from all over the region to celebrate together with our Hamilton team.

Hear what Bousfielders have to say

Our GoodWorks and Knowledge Committees at the Toronto Office

Committees

One of the ways Bousfields engages employees is through our various committees. Whether you join our Knowledge Committee which drives shared learning and professional development, our Social Committee “GoodWorks” which spearheads monthly events including our year end holiday party and our charitable focus for the year, or our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee that drives important change within the firm, we continue to collaborate, think of new ways to give back and continue to create meaningful change within our firm and industry.

Mentorship @ Bousfields

Bousfields fosters a culture of shared knowledge and leadership. Mentorship within the firm is a key success factor in our individual and firm growth. All Bousfielders are assigned a mentee upon hire. Senior team members are engaged in mentoring their colleagues inside of Bousfields and encouraged to assist with external mentorship to support varying professional designations.

Join Bousfields

Ready to join our Team?

If you are interested in applying for any of our open positions, please email your cover letter and CV to careers@bousfields.ca

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Position Title: PlannerDepartment: Urban PlanningLocation: Toronto Office About Us We are a thriving interdisciplinary team of planners, urban designers, and community engagement specialists. We have evolved through the diversity and complexity of our projects and the capabilities and experiences of the people who work here. We have grown through our in-depth understanding of policy process […]

Position Title: Urban DesignerDepartment: Urban DesignLocation: Toronto Office What the Job? The Urban Designer position will play a key role on the team, contributing urban design advice (written and graphic) to studies, reports, master plans, block plans, massing studies and built form analyses. The successful candidate will work in an engaging, collaborative, professional services environment […]

Connect with us

“Landmark Toronto office tower granted new life as residence after special exemption”.

Check out the Toronto Star article featuring Bousfields Associate, Alex Savanyu, where he discusses the recent approval of the 69 Yonge planning application at City Council. Congratulations to the entire project team on this exciting milestone!

Read the full article at the link in bio.
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“Landmark Toronto office tower granted new life as residence after special exemption”.

Check out the Toronto Star article featuring Bousfields Associate, Alex Savanyu, where he discusses the recent approval of the 69 Yonge planning application at City Council. Congratulations to the entire project team on this exciting milestone!

Read the full article at the link in bio.
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#toronto #planning #heritage #building #officeconversion
We’re #hiring for Urban Planner and Urban Designer positions! Visit bousfields.ca/careers for more info and email careers@bousfields.ca to apply.
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We’re #hiring for Urban Planner and Urban Designer positions! Visit bousfields.ca/careers for more info and email careers@bousfields.ca to apply.
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Don’t miss this upcoming @uli_toronto discussion on What Ontario Can Learn from Australia’s Emerging #TransitOrientedCommunities featuring Bousfields Partner Caitlin Allan.

Caitlin will be joined by a number of our esteemed industry colleagues at Hatch, @translink, @brookfieldproperties and QIC.

Looking forward to the presentation and discussion!

Register at the link in bio.
Don’t miss this upcoming @uli_toronto discussion on What Ontario Can Learn from Australia’s Emerging #TransitOrientedCommunities featuring Bousfields Partner Caitlin Allan.

Caitlin will be joined by a number of our esteemed industry colleagues at Hatch, @translink, @brookfieldproperties and QIC.

Looking forward to the presentation and discussion!

Register at the link in bio.
We are pleased to announce some exciting promotions!
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We are pleased to announce some exciting promotions!
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✨Wishing everyone a festive holiday season and a safe and prosperous 2024! The Bousfields Office will be closed from December 25, 2023 to January 1, 2024 inclusive.

Pictured: some fun photos from this year’s office holiday party, including Tony Volpentesta delivering the annual speech on behalf of the Partners. Thank you to @mercatto.to for hosting us!
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✨Wishing everyone a festive holiday season and a safe and prosperous 2024! The Bousfields Office will be closed from December 25, 2023 to January 1, 2024 inclusive.

Pictured: some fun photos from this year’s office holiday party, including Tony Volpentesta delivering the annual speech on behalf of the Partners. Thank you to @mercatto.to for hosting us!
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#holidayparty #toronto #urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement
Over the course of 2023, Bousfielders were fortunate to travel and experience places near and far. 

Swipe to see a sample of some of the amazing photos shared as part of a recent event our DEI Committee hosted, where we discussed what new perspectives our travels brought us this year.

Bonus points if you can guess where some of these photos were taken!
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Over the course of 2023, Bousfielders were fortunate to travel and experience places near and far.

Swipe to see a sample of some of the amazing photos shared as part of a recent event our DEI Committee hosted, where we discussed what new perspectives our travels brought us this year.

Bonus points if you can guess where some of these photos were taken!
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#urbanplanning #urbandesign #communityengagement #travel #newperspectives
🎉it’s here! We invite you to #engage with our brand new website!

🖥️ Check it out at www.bousfields.ca

Special shout-out to Premise for all of their work bringing this new website to fruition!
🎉it’s here! We invite you to #engage with our brand new website!

🖥️ Check it out at www.bousfields.ca

Special shout-out to Premise for all of their work bringing this new website to fruition!
💡Wait until you see what we have been #designing. Coming soon!
💡Wait until you see what we have been #designing. Coming soon!
👀We have something exciting we’ve been #planning. Stay tuned!
👀We have something exciting we’ve been #planning. Stay tuned!
Bousfields Partners were thrilled to be hosted in style yesterday by our colleagues @neufarchitectes. A wonderful conversation hearing about Neuf's recent 50th anniversary experience as Bousfields looks ahead to our own milestone 50 years!
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Bousfields Partners were thrilled to be hosted in style yesterday by our colleagues @neufarchitectes. A wonderful conversation hearing about Neuf`s recent 50th anniversary experience as Bousfields looks ahead to our own milestone 50 years!
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This past week marks 20 years that our Senior Operations Coordinator, Kelly Hudson, has been with Bousfields! A huge thank you from everyone here at Bousfields for everything you do!

Join us in congratulating Kelly on this incredible milestone 🎉
This past week marks 20 years that our Senior Operations Coordinator, Kelly Hudson, has been with Bousfields! A huge thank you from everyone here at Bousfields for everything you do!

Join us in congratulating Kelly on this incredible milestone 🎉
In honour of #NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation and #OrangeShirtDay, our Toronto and Hamilton offices continued our learning by hosting an Indigenous Book Club, where we read and discussed ‘Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place’. In particular, we discussed “A Story About the Toronto Purchase” by Margaret Sault as well as “The Great Indian Bus Tour of Toronto” by Rebeka Tabobondung and Erica Commanda. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve read this book, and/or if have any recommendations on what we should read next!

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In honour of #NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation and #OrangeShirtDay, our Toronto and Hamilton offices continued our learning by hosting an Indigenous Book Club, where we read and discussed ‘Indigenous Toronto: Stories that Carry this Place’. In particular, we discussed “A Story About the Toronto Purchase” by Margaret Sault as well as “The Great Indian Bus Tour of Toronto” by Rebeka Tabobondung and Erica Commanda. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve read this book, and/or if have any recommendations on what we should read next!

#NDTR

Planner

Planning

Position Title: Planner
Department: Urban Planning
Location: Toronto Office


About Us

We are a thriving interdisciplinary team of planners, urban designers, and community engagement specialists. We have evolved through the diversity and complexity of our projects and the capabilities and experiences of the people who work here. We have grown through our in-depth understanding of policy process and industry best practices. Big or small, our projects range from residential to institutional and commercial.

We collaborate with team members of different disciplines, challenged every day by the diversity and impact of the work we do. This ensures that our clients receive the highest quality of service. Applications are approved. Visions are realized. Communities are informed. Projects move steadily forward with maximum efficiency, creativity, and a success rate that makes us all proud. We are currently working in a hybrid environment.

About You

As an Urban Planner you will have 3-5 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in land use planning and development approvals in a public and/or a private practice which must include experience with the planning framework of the GTHA. You have experience and understanding of Subdivisions, Official Plan amendments, Zoning amendments, Site plans and Committee of Adjustments, and thorough knowledge of provincial & municipal policy with deep understanding of the Planning Act and its requirements with respect to all planning applications and appeals. You are interested in developing skills/accreditation in related planning disciplines such as mediation, project management, urban design, affordable housing, or economic development. You are tech savvy (i.e. Office 365) and have strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

What’s the job?

What would make me the right fit for the role?

If this sounds like you, and you are interested in this position, we’d like to hear from you. Email us using subject: Bousfields Planner, with your resume and an introduction of who you are to careers@bousfields.ca by March 1, 2024. If we think you might be a good fit for our team, we’ll get in touch and set up a time to meet in-person.

Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bousfields is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Urban Designer

Urban Design

Position Title: Urban Designer
Department: Urban Design
Location: Toronto Office


What the Job?

The Urban Designer position will play a key role on the team, contributing urban design advice (written and graphic) to studies, reports, master plans, block plans, massing studies and built form analyses. The successful candidate will work in an engaging, collaborative, professional services environment that offers the opportunity to be involved in a range of challenging and professionally rewarding projects primarily across the Greater Toronto Area. 

Position Responsibilities

What would make me the right fit for the role? 

If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and PDF portfolio to careers@bousfields.ca. Only candidates that provide a PDF portfolio will be considered. (Maximum PDF file size 20MB required). We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Bousfields is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.