Jobs at Parks Canada – Banff (Lake Louise), Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks

Yoho National Park

Work, live, and adventure among some of Canada’s most impressive natural wonders. Start a seasonal job that leaves a lasting impact or discover your dream career with Parks Canada. Your #ParksLife starts here!

Live where you play
Experience what it’s like to live and work with three iconic national parks at your doorstep.

Beyond the outdoors
National parks require a wide variety of services to manage these special places: from administration, communications and Indigenous relations to , resource management, trades, public safety and more.

Commitment to diversity
Parks Canada embraces diversity and inclusion, and is a harassment and discrimination-free workplace.

Working in Banff (Lake Louise), Yoho, and Kootenay national parks

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Work location

The Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay (LLYK) Field Unit manages three iconic national parks spanning Alberta (AB) and British Columbia (BC). We are responsible for administering:

  • Yoho National Park (BC)
  • Kootenay National Park (BC)
  • Banff National Park (AB) from Castle junction to the AB/BC border (including Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and the Icefields Parkway)
  • Radium Hot Springs Pools (BC)
  • 7 national historic sites (AB and BC)
map of UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site

We are located approximately 1.5 hours drive west of Calgary, Alberta.

Where to live?

We have offices located in Lake Louise (AB), Field (BC), and Radium Hot Springs (BC). The communities of Canmore (AB), Banff (AB), Golden (BC), Edgewater (BC), and Invermere (BC) are a short drive away from the office locations.

Crown-owned staff accommodations within the Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit are limited and subject to availability based-on operational and management requirements, as determined by the Field Unit Superintendent. If you require staff accommodations, please consult your hiring manager to explore available options.

Current Opportunities

Experience the Canadian Rockies by joining the Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Parks Canada team!

Why work for Parks Canada?

Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference through your work? Have you ever envisioned a career dedicated to protecting and presenting some of Canada’s most iconic places?

... You have already made it this far, so why not apply?

How to apply for a Parks Canada Job

Found a job you are interested in? Check out these tips to help create the best possible application.

Decoding the Job Poster

At first glance the job poster can be intimidating. take time to read through the entire poster carefully. Make sure you meet all the essential qualifications for the job. If you don’t, chances are you won’t be screened through to an interview.

Parks pro tip: Contact the person listed on the job posting for a work description or if you have questions.

Preparing your application

Get started by creating a GC jobs account.

Depending on the position you may be asked to provide the following:

  • Resume: Upload your resume to your GC Jobs account. Tailor it for each job you apply for.
  • Cover letter: Keep it short, no more than two pages.
  • Screening questionnaire: These questions are used to ensure you meet the essential qualifications. Answer all the questions with specific examples.

Parks pro tip: There is no option for resume formatting on the GC Jobs website. We recommend removing all formatting in a word processor and reorganizing the information so it is clear without formatting. Then you can copy and paste the text into the GC Jobs application page.

Preparing for a selection process

Congratulations, you have been invited for further assessment! Not sure how to prepare?

Check out this video for some helpful tips:

Parks pro tip: Further assessments could include: presentations, written or practical tests, samples of previous work, simulations, and/or interviews. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to participate in more than just an interview!

Glossary of Parks Canada Hiring Terms
  • Indeterminate: A permanent position with no fixed duration and the employee works year-round.
  • Seasonal: A position with no fixed duration; however, the employee works only a certain period of time each year (i.e. in the summer).
  • Term (also known as a “determinate”): a position with a fixed start and end point but no guarantee of employment beyond the dates specified.
  • Area of Selection: Geographical requirement for where you must reside to be eligible to apply on an opportunity. Examples could include: “within a 250km radius of Lake Louise, AB” or “persons living in Canada.” If you apply and don’t currently live within the geographic area of selection, your application will not be considered.
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Parks pro tip: To compare the salary and hourly rates for different Parks Canada positions, check out the Collective Agreement.

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