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The Parks Canada Youth Ambassador Program

Statement Of Qualifications

Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors Program
External Relations and Visitor Experience
External Relations Branch

Selection Process Number

Applicants Will Be Screened Against The Following Criteria And Must Clearly Indicate That They Meet The Established Criteria.


  • Must be a full-time student in an accredited institution, and be returning to full-time studies for the next academic term.


  • English or French Essential


  • bilingualism


  • Experience in volunteerism and community engagement
  • Experience using social media
  • Experience in creating and delivering presentations
  • Experience planning and organizing public events
  • Experience in public speaking

Applicants Will Be Rated Against The Following Criteria And May Be Rated Against Education And Experience.


  • Knowledge of Parks Canada’s places, mandate, corporate priorities and programs;
  • Knowledge of new technologies, media and social networks;
  • Knowledge of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their vision and values;


  • Ability to use creative and innovative ways to engage youth both locally and beyond
  • Ability to promote the mandate and experiences offered by Parks Canada
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to seek opportunities to establish new productive relationships;
  • Ability to create and expand social networks
  • Ability to manage time

Personal Suitability:

  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Judgement
  • Creative

Condition of employment:

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Be available for work full time from May to August 2015, then part-time from September 2014 to April 2015.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Requirement to live in the National Capital Region from May until August.
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
  • Requirement to work irregular hours, overtime, evenings, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
  • Willingness to work from various locations.
  • Willingness to travel extensively, including overnight and/or weekends.

Other information

Challenge (work environment, task, colleagues):

  • Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected areas in the world. There are 167 national historic sites, 42 national parks and 4 national marine conservation areas located throughout Canada.
  • An international leader in the areas of natural and historic heritage conservation, species at risk protection and restoration, and in tourism, Parks Canada has for the past 125 years, consistently worked to preserve and maintain this national living heritage - a cultural legacy for all Canadians.
  • All these unique and exceptional places represent the very essence of Canada. They tell its story and offer an unforgettable and unique experience for visitors who are looking to discover the real Canada.
  • As a Parks Canada Youth Ambassador you will get the opportunity to visit and experience some of these unique and special places. Your challenge will be to bring these Parks Canada experiences to young Canadians where they live, study, work and play and encourage young Canadians to learn more about their natural and cultural treasures and inspire them to share their experiences with others.
  • If you enjoy stimulating challenges, like to experience new places, can plan and execute a special event, and are a talented communicator who is creative and knows how to use social media tools, this challenge will be of interest to you.
  • The onus is on the candidate to submit an application that addresses directly the screening requirements of the competition (education and experience). Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or (possibly) missing information. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Location :

  • Gatineau, QC from May until August and remote from September until April.