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Student Employment Opportunities - Point Pelee National Park

Reference number: CAP23J-022258-000046
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-SWON-EA-PPNP-STU-001
Parks Canada - Southwestern Ontario Field Unit
Point Pelee National Park (Leamington, Ontario)
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in protecting and presenting Canada’s natural and cultural heritage?

Are you a student currently enrolled in an academic program or a recent graduate in the last 4 months?

If so, apply to any of the great opportunities available to work with Parks Canada this summer!
Various terms from April 25 to September 2, 2024
$16.84 to $16.99 per hour (Salary to be determined at the time of the appointment)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

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Closing date: 31 January 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be: A student in an accredited institution or a recent graduate in the last 4 months.

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

Point Pelee National Park

We are currently looking for motivated students to work in a variety of positions at Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, ON. At the southernmost point of the Canadian mainland - Point Pelee National Park, experience nature like never before. In Canada’s second smallest and most ecologically diverse national park, you’ll be immersed in an unforgettable eco-adventure. Don’t miss this great opportunity to gain work experience while working in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.


SU-01 Grounds Maintenance Youth
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 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), as well as other related activities. Additionally, working on the site’s point of sale system.
Bilingualism (English & French) is an asset.

SU-03 Visitor Services Attendant
Visitor services and revenue collection at the campground office and retail location, 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.
Cleans and maintains Parks Canada Agency campground facilities and grounds. This includes but is not limited to the daily cleaning of; campground washroom facilities, campsite cleaning/maintenance, grounds cleaning and litter picking, emptying of trash and recycling receptacles.
Bilingualism (English & French) is an asset.

SU-05 Resource Conservation Youth
Assist our ecologists and technicians with wildlife and vegetation monitoring, preventing and mitigating human-wildlife conflicts, as well as active management projects including invasive plant management, ecological research, and turtle research and monitoring in the park. These positions will require both data management and extensive field work.

SU-06 Visitor Facilities Attendant
Cleans and maintains Parks Canada Agency day use area buildings, facilities and grounds. This includes but is not limited to the daily cleaning of; day use area washrooms/pit privies, grounds cleaning and litter picking, emptying of trash and recycling receptacles. It also involves interaction with park visitors to provide basic information and direction.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire students for summer 2024. 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 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 candidates 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.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential or Bilingual (English & French)
Please clearly indicate in your application your bilingual status.

Information on language requirements

To be eligible, you must be a secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution or a recent graduate in the last 4 months.

Degree equivalency

Abilities & Skills:
• Ability to carry out instructions accurately, safely and efficiently;
• Ability to communicate effectively and influence others;
• Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate Parks Canada messages;
• Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team;

• Excellent interpersonal abilities (friendliness, tact, responsiveness, enthusiasm);
• Sound Judgement;
• Initiative;
• Dependable;

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Depending on the position, possession of a valid class G1, G2 or G driver’s license;
Work shift-work, including evening, weekends, and holidays;
Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy;
Handle live animals;
Work outdoors in varying temperatures and inclement weather;
Work and/or travel in varied terrains and by various means of transportation;
Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the workplace;

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

How to Apply:

• Email your resume directly to rhugso-sofuhr@pc.gc.ca and please identify which position(s) and site you are interested in. (e.g. SU-01 at Point Pelee).
• Please clearly indicate in your application your bilingual status.
• Or apply directly through the jobs.gc.ca website.

*Please note, that as a diverse employer, Parks Canada encourages students and youth from all backgrounds to apply. Preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as youth facing an employment barrier, including Indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability.

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

Contact information

Human Resources
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