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Student Positions at Pukaskwa National Park

Reference number: CAP23J-061097-000012
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-SU-04
Parks Canada - Pukaskwa National Park
Heron Bay (Ontario)
SU-01 - Student Labourer, SU-02 - Visitor Experience Student
Operational season (May to August 2023)
$16.00 to $25.52 per hour (Salary under review + Isolation Post allowance)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 19 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be: A student in an accredited institution or a youth between the ages of 15 and 30 years old facing a barrier to employment (part of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy):

In accordance with the commitments made at the establishment of the park, members of the following First Nations communities may apply:
Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan -Lake Nipigon; Bingwi Neyaahi Anishinaabek - Sand Point; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg; Fort William First Nation; Michipicoten First Nation; Long Lake #58 First Nation; Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek - Rocky Bay; Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg; Pays Plat First Nation; Red Rock Indian Band; Whitesand First Nation; Kiashe Zaaging Anishinaabek - Gull Bay; Namaygoosisagagun First Nation.

Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their application.

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

How to Apply:
You can apply for this competition in one of three ways;

1. Online

a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number:2023-CAP-PUK-EA-SU-04
b. Complete the online application and answer the online screening questions (if applicable).

2. By email

a. Send your resume and cover letter to rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca.
b. In your email, please indicate that you are applying on process: 2023-CAP-PUK-EA-SU-04

3. In person

a. Visit the Pukaskwa National Park administration office in Heron Bay and drop off your resume in person with a Parks Canada employee.

Questions / for more information: Call 807-371-0039 or email rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca.

Please note that for this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by email. Candidates who apply for this screening process must include in their application a valid email address and ensure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. No acknowledgment of receipt of applications will be sent.


SU-01 Student Labourer
Student positions will support Asset staff in a variety of general maintenance and labour services required in the operation of Pukaskwa National Park. Students can expect to primarily support the trail crew, grounds maintenance/waste management staff, and cleaning staff. Students must be willing to complete janitorial duties such as cleaning roofed accommodation and washrooms, as well as processing garbage/recycling.

SU-02 Visitor Experience Student
Provide visitor services and revenue collection at park Kiosk and Visitor Centre. Position duties also include campground patrols, some cleaning of facilities and participating in initiatives to enhance the visitors’ experiences at Pukaskwa National Park.

Work environment

Pukaskwa National Park is a vast and natural playground found on the edge of the world’s largest freshwater lake. It’s a place where powerful waves collide with rugged, towering coastlines; a place of endless sunsets over sandy driftwood beaches. A place where everyone can catch a glimpse of the rich traditions, values and contemporary life of the Anishinaabe. Pukaskwa National Park is a place where Lake Superior’s untouched beauty can be seen, experienced and remembered by all who visit.

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

The intent of this process is to hire students for the summer 2023. The exact number of positions available is to be determined. Students will work between May and the end of August 2023. Work terms may be adjusted (i.e., longer or shorter) depending on both operational needs and student availability.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then briefly describe how they meet each of these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter."

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Secondary or post-secondary student

Degree equivalency

• Experience working in a team environment
• Experience using computers for various purposes

SU-01 – Student Labourer
• Experience performing general labour tasks

SU-02 – Visitor Experience Student
• Experience in interacting with or providing services to the public

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

SU-01 – Student Labourer
• Ability to identify hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and take appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others
• Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools and recreational vehicles
• Ability to assist with janitorial duties and other general maintenance around the campground

SU-02 – Visitor Experience Student
• Ability to provide excellent service to all people whether in-person, on the phone or by email
• Ability to identify hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and take appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others
• Ability to identify problems and find solutions

• Team player
• Communicates effectively
• Exercise sound judgement

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

• Be able to obtain and maintain class G2/G driver’s license
• Experience handling cash

Conditions of employment

• Obtain and maintain Reliability Status Clearance
• Complete a pre-employment medical (if applicable)
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain and weather conditions by various modes of travel (e.g. ATV, vessels, golf cart etc.)
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays when required

For SU-01- Student Labourer
• May be required to pass a fitness test (25lbs timed pack test)
• Must be able to pass and maintain certification in first aid, CPR, OHS, WHIMS, TDG training (At employer’s expense)

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

An interview will be administered.

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 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.

📢 Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.

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

Contact information

NOFU Human Resources
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