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Student Employment - Eastern and Central Ontario Field Unit

Reference number: CAP23J-011557-000350
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-ECO-STUDENT-003
Parks Canada - Bruce Peninsula National Park / Fathom Five National Marine Park; Georgian Bay Islands National Park; Thousand Islands National Park; Bellevue House National Historic Site; Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site; Fort Wellington National Historic Site; Laurier House National Historic Site
Gravenhurst (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Mallorytown Landing (Ontario), Midland (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Prescott (Ontario), Tobermory (Ontario)
$16.00 to $25.52 per hour (Under Review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 31 May 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution; current recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled; returning to full-time studies in the next academic term; and be at least 14 years of age.

Have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

APPLY HERE: https://parkscanada.hiringplatform.ca/processes/99433-parks-canada-summer-entry-level-jobs-inventory?locale=en
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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Parks Canada is a champion of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), and is committed to helping youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, build their work experience. In support of this initiative, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as a youth facing an employment barrier, including indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability.


SU-01 Grounds Maintenance Student
Provides general maintenance and labour services working on trails, gardens, grounds, roads and solid waste management and related facilities maintenance; support trades staff in construction and installations; and other general maintenance and repair requirements as directed.

SU-02 Student Heritage Presenter
Responsible for learning and delivering education programs, presenting interpretive demonstrations, leading guided tours, assisting with the development and presentation of special events, acting as an ambassador for the site (both on-site and off-site), working on the site’s point of sale system as well as other related activities. Note – for positions requiring historic weapons safety requirements, the minimum age requirement is 16.

SU-03 Student Visitor Facilities Attendant
Cleans and maintains visitor facilities and grounds including washrooms, reception centres, campsites and picnic areas. Daily tasks may include cleaning, litter pick-up, emptying of trash or recycling bins. It also involves interaction with park visitors to provide basic information and direction.

SU-04 Student Visitor Services Attendant
Greeting visitors, issuing entry passes and collecting fees at visitor centres, entry gates, day use areas and retail locations, to enhance visitor experience. This includes providing comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: campgrounds, trails, points of interest, safety, wilderness travel, park regulations and policies, selling a variety of passes, and properly accounting for revenue received.

SU-05 Social Media, Promotions and Outreach Student
Generate social media content and monitor social media activity, promote engagement of our online audiences. Produce video and photos to promote Parks Canada places and messages, participate in outreach events on behalf of Parks Canada, provide graphic design, video editing and photo support for the external relations team and support various external relations initiatives as needed.
Fluency in languages other than English and French is an asset.

SU-06 Resource Conservation Student
Resource Conservation Students support parks' ecological integrity monitoring, ecological restoration projects, active management, and species at risk programs by assisting in data collection, recording and invasive species control following established protocols. The job also includes data entry and preparation of summary reports. The work requires sound knowledge and application of scientific principles/procedures and evaluation of natural resource data. Students will be expected handle wildlife, travel via boats and vehicles, and to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

SU-07 Finance Student
Provides administrative and operational support services and related information in support of Finance & Administration within the Field Unit including daily collection of deposits from point of sales, bank deposits, coin orders for kiosk staff, mail / courier shipping and receiving, reconciling & auditing cash outs, filing receipts and managing keys and office equipment distribution and tracking.

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada's outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Successful applicants will be confident, have strong communication skills, and be able to follow detailed instructions.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire students for summer 2023. The exact number of positions available is to be determined. Opportunities are 37.5 or 40 hours per week.

Please clearly indicate in your application which location position you are interested in. If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate them in order of preference. We may only contact students who demonstrated clearly in their resume the skills required for this opportunity.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Detail Oriented
Ability to work as part of team

Exercises sound judgment.
Communicates effectively.
Demonstrates integrity.
Strives for excellence.
Personally connects with people.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Post-secondary student

Degree equivalency

Experience working with people.
Experience handling cash and operating point of sale.

• Willing and able to work shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime.
• Willing and able to perform repetitive tasks such as: visitor interactions, permit processing, lifting heavy boxes, picking litter, cleaning and site maintenance.
• Willing and able to work outdoors and be exposed to various weather conditions.
• Make moderate physical effort to sit and stand for prolonged periods and/or clean facilities/grounds.
• Willing and able to follow all Safe Work Practices outlined by Parks Canada.
• Willing and able to wear Parks Canada uniform and safety equipment.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Depending on the position, possession of a valid class G2 or G driver’s license.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.


You may apply online at https://parkscanada.hiringplatform.ca/processes/99433-parks-canada-summer-entry-level-jobs-inventory?locale=en
or by email to ecofustudent-etudiantecofu@pc.gc.ca.

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education at a later date.

∙ An interview will be administered
∙ Reference checks will be sought

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

PLEASE NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with candidates via e-mail for competition purposes.
Please provide a valid e-mail address. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

Staff housing may be available at some sites.

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

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