5. Protection and Management of the Property

  1. Ownership
  2. Protective designation
  3. Means of implementing protective measures
  4. Existing plans related to municipality and region in which the proposed property is located
  5. Property Management Plan
  6. Sources and levels of finance
  7. Sources of expertise and training in conservation and management techniques
  8. Visitor facilities and statistics
  9. Policies and programmes related to the presentation and promotion of the property
  10. Staffing levels

J. Staffing levels

Field unit staff such as engineers, and maintenance and conservation professionals receive their training through university and college programs and are hired because of these skills and capacities. However, there is a significant amount of training that occurs on-the-job, as important knowledge and techniques are passed from skilled worker to skilled worker. In addition, periodic seminars and workshops are held to ensure that employees have sufficient understanding of conservation principles and practices.

A range of other disciplines in areas such as presentation, marketing, administration and visitor activities management are employed locally and provide the necessary skills and capacities to manage the property. Specialized professionals such as historians, archaeologists and conservators are provided to the property from the service centres of the Parks Canada Agency.