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Lachine Canal National Historic Site

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You are in demand from all sides and wondering why you should choose to work in the canals this summer? Parks Canada hires a large number of students and youth during the summer season and we would love to have you on our team. We offer a variety of jobs and are looking for youth with a wide range of interests and skills.

Want to be part of the team? Take a look below at the list of jobs available in our 5 historical canals.

Learn-to Adventure Animator

Job Details

Selection process number: 2022-CAP-VNQ-EA-SU-247

Closing date:  February 12, 2023 - 23:59 - Pacific Time

Salary:  $16.99 to $22.29 per hour (based on academic level) 

Schedule: Variable hours (evenings, weekends and holidays). Full-time seasonal student position (approximately 15 weeks).  

Who can apply: Applicants must be registered in a recognized post secondary school: university, college or CEGEP education program. Proof of student status will be required. Parks Canada Agency considers applications from students 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.

Work location

Lachine Canal National Historic Site, Montréal.

Summary of duties

As a learn-to camp student at Parks Canada, you will contribute to:

  • Facilitate various kiosks, workshops and activities related to the outdoors and camping
  • Facilitate and/or supervise nautical activities for learn-to paddling (canoe, kayak, paddle board and rabaska)
  • Facilitate and/or supervise learn-to fishing activities
  • Participate in outdoor events with overnight camping on the banks of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site
  • Introduce visitors to the rich cultural heritage of the Lachine Canal National Historic Site and make them aware of the role and mandate of the Parks Canada Agency
  • Studies
  • High school diploma or an acceptable combination of education or experience

Experience and knowledge

  • Experience in interpreting and/or facilitating and/or teaching activities related to recreational or outdoor activities
  • Experience in responding to or anticipating public needs, resolving complaints, anticipating/detecting incidents and finding solutions
  • Experience working as part of a team

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in accompanying and supervising a group of nautical and/or outdoor activities
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating small to medium scale events
  • Significant experience in fishing in Quebec
  • Training in calm water canoe level 1 and more
  • Training in sea kayaking level 1 and more
  • Paddle board training
  • Rescue training

Qualities required

  • Ability to work as a team
  • Communicate clearly orally
  • Ability to react under pressure and by priorities
  • Demonstrate good judgment, initiative, resourcefulness and flexibility
  • Concern for customer service

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability Status security clearance
  • Willing to wear the Parks Canada uniform on occasion, if required
  • Be available to work on weekends and on irregular schedules
  • Asset: have a driving license

How to apply

You want to be part of the team, it's easy! Send us your CV and a covering letter to the following address:

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.

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