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Come work for Parks Canada in Churchill!

Reference number: CAP24J-014846-000178
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-MFU-AEP-0631
Parks Canada - Manitoba Field Unit
Churchill (Manitoba)
Various Positions: ◼ Heritage Presenter & ◼ Polar Bear Safety Attendant
◼ Heritage Presenter - Yearly salary $50,905-$57,305 ◼ Polar Bear Safety Attendant - Hourly Salary $26.86 - $ 29.20 + Isolated Post Allowance

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 25 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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. In accordance with Wapusk National Park, Park Establishment Agreement, preference will be given to internal and external persons who are Northern Residents (see below for information).

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 Manitoba Field Unit is hiring various permanent, and temporary positions (as they become available) for the 2024-2025 operating season and beyond.

Candidates can apply for our jobs through the following methods:
✔ Applying online by clicking “Apply Now” below
✔ Sending a résumé and email explaining why you’re interested in working at Parks Canada to rhugman-manfuhr@pc.gc.ca. Use the subject line: 2024-CAP-MFU-AEP-0631
✔ By mailing an application to PO Box 127 Churchill, MB R0B 0E0
✔ Dropping off a resume at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre located at the train station (#1 Mantayo Seepee Meskanow, Churchill, R0B 0E0)

🚩 Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2024

In accordance with obligation under the Wapusk National Park, Park Establishment Agreement, preference will be given to internal and external persons who are Northern Residents as defined in the Park Establishment Agreement. A Northern resident is defined as:
a) Any person/resident within local government district of Churchill*
b) Any person/resident in any settlement along Canadian National Railway (Bay Line) from Bird northward, and
c) Any member of Fox Lake or York Factory First Nations

✔ Must have resided in Churchill for at least 6 months immediately before the closing date for this process
✔ Candidates from outside this area are welcome to apply to our vacancies, but those who meet the above criteria found qualified for our positions will have preferred selection


If you`ve ever wanted to work for Parks Canada in Manitoba North, now is your chance! We`re hiring various temporary and permanent positions for various durations of the year depending on the positions. We are seeking people who would LOVE to work as a Heritage Presenter and Polar Bear Safety Attendant.

🚩 Please indicate in your application which position interests you

✔ Delivers programs at/about Parks Canada sites
✔ Provides visitor information
✔ Willing to wear historic costumes on occasion
✔ Sells retail merchandise (cash handling)
✔ Distributes promotional materials
✔ Assists in the light cleaning/sanitizing of work areas
✔ Represents Parks Canada at public events in the Churchill community

✔ Conducts short term and/or extended backcountry patrols to ensure the safety of staff and visitors in polar bear country
✔ Responsible for implementing polar bear safety procedures

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.

Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff VACANT positions for various weeks (depending on the position) during the operational season in the Manitoba Field Unit.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures such as term, permanent, full/part-time, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

Contact information for 2 references.

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

English essential
The positions available require candidates to speak, read and write English. If you are proficient in French, or Indigenous languages such as Michif, Dene, Cree, Inuktituq, Oji-Cree or Ojibwe, please let us know in your application.

Information on language requirements

Some positions may require a secondary school diploma. Please indicate in your application if you have received a secondary school diploma, or other training or credentials such as a diploma or degree.

🚩 After you apply, hiring managers will be having conversations with interested candidates to get to know them. You may be invited to a formal interview, asked to provide work example, or provide references to assess your suitability for our jobs.

Degree equivalency

🚩 All candidates we hire for available positions should be able to:
✔ Establish priorities, work with frequent interruptions and to multi-task (time management)
✔ Operate a computer using Windows Operating system for basic tasks including email and completing forms
✔ Communicate effectively orally

🚩 We’re looking for people who will show up to work with a smile and excel in a team environment. We want candidates who demonstrate the following Government of Canada “Core Competencies”:
✔ Demonstrating integrity and respect
✔ Thinking things through
✔ Working effectively with others
✔ Showing initiative and being action-oriented

The "Core Competencies" listed above will form the foundation of the assessment process - you will be screened based on the responses to the experience questions; you will be assessed during the interview phase on how you demonstrate these core competencies; and we may use the core competencies to confirm references.

Conditions of employment

✔ Reliability Status security clearance
✔ Valid Class 5 driver's license (or equivalent)
✔ Selected candidates will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks; candidates and their dependents may also be required to undergo pre-placement and periodic medicals due to the isolated location of the positions

✔ Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays and occasionally extended overnight stays
✔ Wear a Parks Canada uniform and PPE as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements
✔ Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation (boat, helicopter, snow machine, fixed wing small aircraft)
✔ Valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) or willingness to obtain a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL)
✔ Willingness to obtain standard First Aid/CPR
✔ Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods

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 application.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. 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.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

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

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

Contact information

Mélanie Linde - Human Resources Manager

#1 Mantayo Seepee Meskanow, P.O. Box 127, Churchill, MB R0B 0E0
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