Parks Canada is a public service organization dedicated to the protection and presentation of Canada’s national parks, national historic sites and related heritage areas. We are guided by:
Our Operating Principles:
- We are guardians of the national parks, the national historic sites and the national marine conservation areas of Canada.
- We are guides to visitors from around the world, opening doors to places of discovery and learning, reflection and recreation.
- We are partners building on the rich traditions of our Aboriginal people, the strength of our diverse cultures and our commitments to the international community.
- We are storytellers recounting the history of our land and our people – the stories of Canada.
Parks Canada Employees
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Employees in our mountain national parks enjoy fabulous lifestyles in inspiring locations. There are other advantages too:
Pension and Benefits Plans
We offer competitive wages, one of the best pension plans in the country, and a comprehensive benefits package including family health, dental and vision care. Click here for more information.
Awards and Recognition
Parks Canada’s recognition program honours employees across the country for their outstanding contributions and achievements.
Learning and Development
We support learning opportunities that promote individual and organizational excellence. An employee’s Learning/Career Plan and our Guidelines on Educational Assistance help guide employees and managers in managing their educational activities and career planning. Employees also have access to leadership courses through Parks Canada others through the Canada School of Public Service.
Our mountain national parks are very connected to their local communities. We encourage employees to get involved and provide one paid volunteer day each year.
Partnership and Collaboration
Protecting and presenting our natural and cultural resources is a shared responsibility. We deliver our programs in collaboration with Aboriginal groups, regional stakeholders, local governments, neighbouring communities and citizens, and provincial and territorial governments.
As a federal government agency, we must ensure that we are relevant to, and representative of Canadians from all backgrounds and different walks of life. In keeping with our values and principles, Parks Canada strives to create and maintain an inclusive, barrier-free work environment in which all employees benefit from equal opportunities.
We support work/life balance. We offer flexible work hours and family-related leave. We have a variety of services in place to ensure the welfare and safety of employees including health and safety training. The Employee and Family Assistance Program is also available for employees with personal concerns affecting their personal well-being and/or work performance.