Jobs at Nahanni National Park Reserve

Part of the Government of Canada’s Youth and Employment Skills Strategy

Based in Fort Simpson, NT:

    Summer Students (Four positions)

    You’ll be great at this job if you:

    • Love being outdoors
    • Like telling stories
    • Like new challenges and opportunities
    • Are interested in history, culture, tourism, or the environment
    • Can work well in a team setting

    What your day will look like in this job:

    • You’ll work with and learn from co-workers in areas of:
      • Human Resources – they help every employee and their managers navigate pay, days off, scheduling, overtime, policies, and more. They also help coordinate the hiring of employees.
      • Finance – they help make sure invoices and bills are paid. They also help managers and employees understand finance processes and figure out stuff like Isolated Post Allowance and other pay-related things.
      • Visitor Experience – they help out people who want to visit the park by making sure their visit to the park is awesome. They give planning advice and organize activities and products for the visitors while they’re here.
      • Assets – they help maintain, fix and build things within the park’s office space and the park. This includes boardwalks, cabins, yards, campsites, floatplane docks, and more.
      • Law Enforcement – they help make sure people, animals, plants, and more in parks are kept safe and that visitors are following the rules.
      • Resource Conservation – helps everything in the park by researching and studying animals, plants, rocks, water, land, etc. They record the information to help conserve the park for future generations.
Drop-in hiring fairs for these positions

Fort Simpson from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on April 26, 2021 (Recreation Centre)

Nahanni Butte from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on April 23, 2021 (Community Gym)

You’ll answer a few questions and are encouraged to bring two references from teachers, coaches, etc with you!

People aged 15-30 who live in the Dehcho region are encouraged to reach out if interested in any of these positions by:
Visiting the Nahanni office in Fort Simpson at 10002-100 Street
contacting Pauline Campbell at 867-695-7750
or emailing


The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy is a Federal Government jobs initiative targeted at young Canadians aged 15 to 30. It supports the creation of job opportunities, with a particular focus on young people facing barriers.

The purpose is to increase employment for youth, enabling them to gain work experience, to develop skills, and to extend their networks.

Parks Canada is really excited to participate in this initiative, and youth can make a difference in our national parks, national historic sites and our sites across Canada! Parks Canada is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace by embracing this initiative, and encourages applications by youth facing barriers to employment, in particular Indigenous, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Who can apply? To be eligible to the YESS, you must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years old
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally entitled to work in Canada
  • In addition, preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as, Indigenous, visible minorities or persons with disabilities, as well as youth facing barriers to employment.
  • As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.

What are the benefits for you? Working with Parks Canada will allow you to:

  • Gain a paid-work experience in a friendly workplace where diversity and inclusion are valued.
  • Build your employment history and acquire skills, whether you are starting or advancing your career!
  • Expand your network, learn how we work to serve Canadians in many ways across Canada
  • Make a difference and provide hands-on support to our organization, as guardian of the national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas of Canada.