Tired of remote work and online classes?

Connect to nature this summer by working in Forillon National Park!

Explore new concepts such as the "working holiday" in Gaspésie or the "surreal visuals" and trade in your screen saver for sunscreen. Your best online connection will be the one between you and your handline caught striped bass at the end of the day!

Student positions

Parks Canada is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. The staffing process is open to all students, but preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, visible minorities and people with a disability.

Do you want to be part of a team but are not a student (Visitor Services Attendant or Cleaner Attendant)? Send an email of interest and a résumé to

Positions available at Forillon National Park

Located about 25 km from the heart of the City of Gaspé, Forillon National Park, which covers nearly 245 km2, offers spectacular vistas of the sea, cliffs and forest. Its fossils, its easily observable marine and land wildlife, and its rich human history make this an exceptional place to work!


Student position – Lifeguard

Student dressed in red lifeguard clothes in front of a pool



$20.62

35 hours/week

From late June to late August 2022



Education
  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and intend to pursue studies in the fall of 2022

    or

  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and be on track to graduate in the spring of 2022
  • Completed a fifth year of secondary education or one year of postsecondary or university education by spring 2022
Prerequisite
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have an up-to-date National Lifeguard certificate
Languages
  • French essential or bilingual

Knowledge
  • First aid techniques
  • Lifeguarding and water rescue techniques
Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
  • Carrying out necessary prevention to avoid incidents
  • Ensuring compliance with safety rules
Personal suitability
  • Sense of responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, within established deadlines and in keeping with expectations
  • Judgment: Defines the nature and scope of the problem or situation
  • Good interpersonal skills: Shows ability to compromise to get along with others

Conditions of employment and requirements

Obtain and maintain the required reliability status

Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to attest to vaccination status, unless accommodation is made for a medical contraindication, religious reason or other prohibited grounds of discrimination as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Act

Be able to get to work by one's own means

Be available to work weekends and holidays

Wear identifying clothing and safety equipment as required

Make moderate physical effort to sit or stand for long periods

Be able to perform certain physical tasks according to the requirements of the position

Summary of duties
  • Enforcing pool safety rules
  • Informing swimmers of the safety rules
  • Carrying out necessary prevention to avoid incidents
  • Rescuing persons in distress according to recognized techniques
  • Providing first aid to persons in distress
  • Ensuring proper use of aquatic and first aid equipment
  • Writing reports regarding, for example, water quality, accidents and compliance with rules
  • Participating in pool maintenance tasks

Student position – Assistant Lifeguard

Student dressed in red lifeguard clothes in front of a pool



$20.62

21 hours/week

From late June to late August 2022



Education
  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and intend to pursue studies in the fall of 2022

    or

  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and be on track to graduate in the spring of 2022
  • Completed at least a fourth year of secondary education or one year of postsecondary or university education by spring 2022
Prerequisite
  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Have an up-to-date Bronze Medal received in the last two years
Languages
  • French essential or bilingual

Knowledge
  • First aid techniques
  • Lifeguarding and water rescue techniques
Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
  • Carrying out necessary prevention to avoid incidents
  • Ensuring compliance with safety rules
Personal suitability
  • Sense of responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, within established deadlines and in keeping with expectations
  • Judgment: Defines the nature and scope of the problem or situation
  • Good interpersonal skills: Shows ability to compromise to get along with others

Conditions of employment and requirements

Obtain and maintain the required reliability status

Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to attest to vaccination status, unless accommodation is made for a medical contraindication, religious reason or other prohibited grounds of discrimination as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Act

Be able to get to work by one's own means

Be available to work weekends and holidays

Wear identifying clothing and safety equipment as required

Make moderate physical effort to sit or stand for long periods

Be able to perform certain physical tasks according to the requirements of the position

Summary of duties
  • Enforcing pool safety rules
  • Informing swimmers of the safety rules
  • Carrying out necessary prevention to avoid incidents
  • Rescuing persons in distress according to recognized techniques
  • Providing first aid to persons in distress
  • Ensuring proper use of aquatic and first aid equipment
  • Writing reports regarding, for example, water quality, accidents and compliance with rules
  • Participating in pool maintenance tasks

Student position – Visitor Services Attendant

Smiling student in a Parks Canada uniform working in a reception area



$ Between $15.40 and $22.04, depending on the level of education

40 hours/week or 24 hours/week

From late May to late August 2022



Education
  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and intend to pursue studies in the fall of 2022

    or

  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and be on track to graduate in the spring of 2022
  • Have completed, by spring 2022, one year of post-secondary studies, one year of vocational training (DVS), or one year of university studies
Languages
  • French essential or bilingual

Ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
Personal suitability
  • Sense of responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, within established deadlines and in keeping with expectations
  • Judgment: Defines the nature and scope of the problem or situation
  • Good interpersonal skills: Shows ability to compromise to get along with others
  • Thinking things through: Considers multiple sources of information before formulating a view or opinion

Conditions of employment and requirements

Obtain and maintain the required reliability status

Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to attest to vaccination status, unless accommodation is made for a medical contraindication, religious reason or other prohibited grounds of discrimination as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Act

Hold a valid class 5 driver's licence

Be available to work weekends, holidays and evenings

Wear the mandatory Parks Canada uniform (provided) as per the Parks Canada Dress Policy

Make moderate physical effort to sit or stand for long periods

Be able to perform certain physical tasks according to the requirements of the position, such as carrying loads up to 22.5 kg and/or walking up to 10 km per day

Summary of duties
  • Welcoming and informing visitors
  • Providing services to visitors in the various areas of the park: camping, entrance fees, sales of items, permits, etc.

Student position – Cleaner Attendant

Student in a Parks Canada uniform wearing a mask and holding a cleaning product and a roll of brown paper



$ Between $15.40 and $22.04, depending on the level of education

40 hours/week

From late May to late August 2022



Education
  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and intend to pursue studies in the fall of 2022

    or

  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and be on track to graduate in the spring of 2022
  • Have completed, by spring 2022, one year of post-secondary studies, one year of vocational training (DVS), or one year of university studies
Language
  • French essential

Ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
Personal suitability
  • Sense of responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, within established deadlines and in keeping with expectations
  • Judgment: Defines the nature and scope of the problem or situation
  • Good interpersonal skills: Shows ability to compromise to get along with others
  • Thinking things through: Considers multiple sources of information before formulating a view or opinion

Conditions of employment and requirements

Obtain and maintain the required reliability status

Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to attest to vaccination status, unless accommodation is made for a medical contraindication, religious reason or other prohibited grounds of discrimination as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Act

Hold a valid class 5 driver's licence

Be available to work weekends, holidays and evenings

Wear the mandatory Parks Canada uniform (provided) as per the Parks Canada Dress Policy

Wear identifying clothing and safety equipment as required

Be able to work in a variety of terrains, in variable weather conditions, in remote locations and by various means of transportation

Make moderate physical effort to stand for long periods

Be able to perform certain physical tasks according to the requirements of the position

Have a recognized certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or be willing to take the training

Summary of duties
  • Cleaning buildings and facilities to enhance the visitor experience

Student position – Site Maintenance Worker

Smiling student in a Parks Canada uniform in front of trees and a white truck



$ Between $15.40 and $22.04, depending on the level of education

40 hours/week

From late May to late August 2022



Education
  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and intend to pursue studies in the fall of 2022

    or

  • Have the status of "student" recognized by an educational institution and be on track to graduate in the spring of 2022
  • Have completed, by spring 2022, one year of post-secondary studies, one year of vocational training (DVS), or one year of university studies
Language
  • French essential

Ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
Personal suitability
  • Sense of responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, within established deadlines and in keeping with expectations
  • Judgment: Defines the nature and scope of the problem or situation
  • Good interpersonal skills: Shows ability to compromise to get along with others
  • Thinking things through: Considers multiple sources of information before formulating a view or opinion

Conditions of employment and requirements

Obtain and maintain the required reliability status

Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to attest to vaccination status, unless accommodation is made for a medical contraindication, religious reason or other prohibited grounds of discrimination as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Act

Hold a valid class 5 driver's licence

Be available to work weekends and holidays

Wear the mandatory Parks Canada uniform (provided) as per the Parks Canada Dress Policy

Wear identifying clothing and safety equipment as required

Be able to work in a variety of terrains, in variable weather conditions, in remote locations and by various means of transportation

Make moderate physical effort to stand for long periods

Be able to perform certain physical tasks according to the requirements of the position

Have a recognized certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or be willing to take the training

Summary of duties
  • Performing general maintenance work on grounds and facilities

Apply now!

Apply as soon as possible; the first applications received will be given priority according to the date and time received.


  1. Fill out the application form – 2022 season (146 KB)
  2. Return it to

Our human resources department will get in touch with you.


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