GC Jobs


Reference number: DVA08J-008969-000222

Number of Jobs Being Offered: 40-45

Organization: Department of Veterans Affairs

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

December 5, 2008

Job Description: The Student Guide Program in France is an opportunity for young Canadians to live and work in both official languages (English and French) in France for a four-month period while at the same time experiencing Canada's rich military history. The work involves giving guided tours, in battlefield terrain and underground tunnels, sometimes in adverse weather conditions, and providing operational support to visitors centres on site. The work lends itself to individuals who are skilled in adapting large amounts of information into presentations which respond to visitors' interests as well as those who are skilled in responding to various questions on sites, attractions, and points of interest to the general public.

Work location:

Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial National Historic Site of Canada, both of which are located in France.

Hourly rates of pay: Guides $ 12.51, Guides (Call-back) $ 13.37, Senior Guides $ 14.30. Note that a daily allowance of Can$24.00 per day will be given.

Duration of employment: Guides are hired for one of the following periods:

Period 1: January 12, 2009 - May 3, 2009
Period 2: April 27, 2009 - August 23, 2009
Period 3: August 17, 2009 - December 13, 2009

Academic Level: Post-Secondary




The following skills will be applied / assessed at a later date:


Sub GroupSkills
Work with Public

Visitor Services Attendant

Culture, Arts and Heritage

Sub GroupSkills

Public Speaking


Heritage Institutions

Recreation / Tourism / Transport

Sub GroupSkills

Park Attendant
Parks Program

Tourist Information

Interpretation of Nature
Knowledge of interpretation methods for museums and/or historic sites
Tour Guide
Tourist Information

Language Requirement:

Bilingual - imperative

Applicants must be bilingual and possess excellent oral communications skills in both English and French.

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

Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:

Important messages

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.

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