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AMENDED - Summer Students - Quebec Waterways

Reference number: CAP22J-014846-000143
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-VNQ-STU-RM-OC-200
Parks Canada
Carillon (Québec), Chambly (Québec), Lachine (Québec), Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (Québec), Saint-Ours (Québec)
SU-01 - Technical Services and Maintenance Student(s), SU-02 - Locks Assistant, SU-03 - Human Resources Student, SU-04 - Resource Conservation Student, SU-05 - Students in Technical Services Administration
Summer students - part-time and full-time opportunities
$15.00 to $24.77 per hour (Salary to be determined at the time of the appointment)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

For tips on how to navigate a step-by-step application process, please click here

Closing date: 6 February 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be a full-time student, and 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.

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, indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability.

As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application. .

You are eligible for this student program if you meet these requirements:
•you are a full-time high school, CEGEP, college or university student
•you meet the minimum age requirement in the province/territory of work

Update: Good day,

We apologize for the inconvenience, however, we have added another student position to the poster. Please see the SU-06 - Visitor Services Attendant if you are interested.

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

📌 Please note that we have added a Visitor Services Attendant student to this poster (SU-06).


Your application may be submitted online or via email to: vnqconcours-qcwwcompetitions@pc.gc.ca

Please include your resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Covering Letter:
In your cover letter, please provide the following information:
👉the student position(s) for which you are applying
👉 information about your program of study
👉the nature of your work or volunteer experience
👉your ability to work in English or French (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
👉whether you have a valid driver's license

You will be required to submit proof of your student status.


SU-01 - Technical Services and Maintenance Students

•Performs general maintenance services on grounds and trails (e.g. graffiti removal and covering)
•Performs solid waste management, recycling and related facility maintenance
•Participate in grounds clean-up
•Participate in vegetation management work
•Support workers in performing basic maintenance
•Performs other general maintenance and repair work as required

SU-02 - Locks Assistants - Student

•Perform lockage operations in a safe and efficient manner
•Perform maintenance and repair work
•Provide customer service to boaters and visitors to the site
•Participate in administrative tasks

SU-03 - Human Resources Student

•Provide administrative and operational support services to the Human Resources team
•Assist with job postings, support the interview process (invitations, questionnaires, results letters, etc.)
•Filing and managing documentation related to hiring and pay processes

SU-04 - Resource Conservation Student(s)

Contribute to activities related to the conservation, use and enhancement of the natural environment, including:
•Conduct and/or update wildlife and plant inventories and monitoring at various sites
•Contribute to the mapping by monitoring exotic invasive species, pollinator gardens and the nesting of turtles, terns and swallows on the various sites.
• Write or assist in writing reports (characterization, management sheets, etc.)
•Update and organize contaminated soil data
•Support the impact assessment process:
•Analysis, information retrieval
•Writing and/or reviewing documents
•Ensure compliance (permit applications, authorizations, etc.)
•Conducting environmental monitoring

SU-05 - Students in Technical Services Administration

•Survey of technical components in the field
•Data entry into our asset management system (Maximo)
•Write procedures
•Identify technical issues

SU-06 - Visitor Services Attendant -Student(s)

•Communicate Parks Canada's services and programming to the public
•Ensure the safety of users and apply prevention procedures
•Ensure an active presence on the banks of Quebec's historic canals
•Participate in the maintenance of the sites

Work environment

What are the benefits for you?

Working with Parks Canada will allow you to:

Gain a paid-work experience in a friendly workplace where diversity and inclusion are valued.
Build your employment history and acquire skills, whether you are starting or advancing your career!
Expand your network, learn how we work to serve Canadians in many ways across Canada
Make a difference and provide hands-on support to our organization, as guardian of the national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas of Canada.

Our Quebec Waterways unit manages five historic canals stretching from Montreal to the St. Lawrence, Richelieu and Outaouais rivers. These canals are situated in three important tourism regions in the province and also have numerous collaborations with important stakeholders and partners.

• Carillon Canal National Historic Site
• Chambly Canal National Historic Site
• Lachine Canal National Historic Site
• Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site
• Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire part-time/full-time students for summer/fall of 2022. The exact number of positions available is to be determined.

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 students who demonstrated clearly in their resume the education or skills required for this opportunity.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

A response to a text question addressing the following:

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

Various language requirements
French Essential
Bilingual in English and French

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team

Exercises sound judgement
Demonstrates integrity
Strives for excellence

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


Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays, when required
Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain and weather conditions by various means of transportation
Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and required protective equipment
Willingness to wear a mask for extended periods of time may be required

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance
Depending on the position, possession of a valid driver’s license

All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act

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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the Parks Canada representative in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

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

👀 ***As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.

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

Contact information

Melanie Linde - Human Resources
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