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Parks Canada Student Employment Program

Reference number: CAP08J-008969-000211

Number of Jobs Being Offered: Approximately 500

Organization: Parks Canada Agency

The organization will make the majority of requests for referrals by:

April 30th, 2009

Job Description: Parks Canada hires approximately 500 students every year across Canada at the secondary and post-secondary school levels using the FSWEP inventory. Students contribute to a variety of functions such as visitor services, interpretative activities, campground activities, informatics support and office related work.

Parks Canada is committed to focus on hiring and integrating young people from employment equity groups to enhance the diversity of the workplace.

Work location:

There are National Parks and National Historic Sites in every province and territory in Canada. Please visit the Parks Canada Website (www.pc.gc.ca) to learn more about these locations.

Note that not all locations will be hiring students for the 2008-09 FSWEP campaign and that most locations are located outside major urban centers.

Parks Canada does not provide accommodations for students. Should you choose a certain work location, you must be aware that finding accommodations may be an issue.

Hourly rates of pay: To be determined based on the Parks Canada Agency student rates of pay.

Duration of employment: Varies, but mainly between May and August.

Academic Level: Secondary and Post-Secondary


Visit the student employment section of the Parks Canada Website (http://www.pc.gc.ca/agen/empl/itm1-/emp1_e.asp) for a list of possible specializations


Some of the required skills may include:

Accounting (general)
Data Analysis
Marketing (general)
Office Work
Records Management
Research methods
Visitor Services Attendant
Work with public
Valid Bronze Cross or equivalent
Valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate
Valid First Aid Certificate - Standard
General Computer Use
MS Office
Presentation (PowerPoint/Presentations)
Spreadsheet (Excel/Quattro Pro)
Windows 9X/NT/ME/2000/XP
Word editing software (WordPerfect, MS Word, Word Pro)
Aboriginal issues
Public Speaking
Public Speaking
Official languages
Labourer - General
Maintenance - General
Ship Building/Ship Repair
Botany (general)
Plant Identification & Pressing
Weed control
Field Work (General)
Laboratory Work (general)
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Remote Sensing
Small Bird Identification
Cultural Host/Hostess
Park Attendant
Park Interpreter
Parks Program
Historic Sites/Museum Interpretations
Interpretation of Nature
Tour Guide
Tourist Information
Lock Keeper
Biological Field Work
National Lifeguard Pool

Language Requirement:

Various language requirements and/or profiles

For bilingual positions, you will be required to communicate with the public. Therefore a high degree of oral proficiency is required. Please consider this requirement when identifying your level of proficiency of your second official language in your application.

Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:

Important messages

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Students employed at Parks Canada work under the Parks Canada Terms and Conditions of Employment for Students. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

Successful completion of both an FSWEP work assignment and your educational program may lead to temporary or permanent federal public service positions for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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