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Heritage Presenter *** National Historic Sites

Reference number: CAP24J-060395-000015
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-MWQ-EA-TERM-06
Parks Canada - La Mauricie and Western Quebec Field Unit
Chambly (Québec), Montebello (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), St-Paul-De-L'Île-aux-noix (Québec)
Term position (temporary) 3 to 6 months
$26.02 to $29.29 per hour (plus bilingual bonus)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

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Closing date: 11 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All individuals who 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.

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

*** The purpose of this selection process is to fill positions located at the following 5 National Historic Sites:

- Fort Chambly National Historic Site (Chambly)
- Fort Lennox National Historic Site (St-Paul-de-l’île-aux-noix)
- Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site (Montréal, Lachine Borough)
- Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site (Montréal)
- Manoir Papineau National Historic Site (Montebello)


Heritage Presenters provide to visitors to Parks Canada Historic Sites, cultural heritage animation and interpretation services in both official languages. Their tasks are diverse: welcoming visitors, guided tours, entertainment in period costume, collecting entrance fees, etc.

Work environment

Parks Canada is proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers (2024).

Intent of the process

This process could be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with different employee status, security level or language requirements, in these same locations or elsewhere in the

Positions to be filled: 5

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


- College level or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience in a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency


- Significant experience in customer services and/or animation.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (--B/--B)

Information on language requirements


- Demonstrates sound judgment.
- Has a sense of responsability.
- Adaptability
- Demonstrates good team spirit and collaboration.
- Commitment to customer service excellence.
- Effective oral communication

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


- Experience in the museum or tourism sector.

- Experience in presenting activities in a learning environment (e.g., teaching, group facilitating/coaching, etc.).


- General knowledge of the history of Québec and Canada.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance


- Agree to work shifts, weekends, and statutory holidays.
- Agree to wear the Parks Canada uniform in accordance with the Dress Policy, and/or period costume as required.
- Willingness to work on a variety of terrain and in varying weather conditions.
- Necessity of standing up for long periods of time.
- Necessity to perform certain physical tasks as required by the position (e.g., lifting loads of less than 25 kg).
- For some locations, have a valid Class 5 driver's license.

Other information

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.

Parks Canada 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.

TIPS for applicants:

Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
Applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

You will have to provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

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

Contact information

Marie-Hélène Gauthier, HR Advisor
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