Forillon National Park and the Battle of the Restigouche and Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse national historic sites are looking to hire over 40 youth ages 30 and under.

Student or not, submit your application to spend the next few months in a playground unlike any other!

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Are you interested in one or more job offers? Send your contact information to jobs.forillon@canada.ca and our human resources department will get in touch with you.

Student positions

Parks Canada is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications by youth facing barriers to employment, in particular Indigenous, visible minorities, and persons living with a disability.

The staffing process is open to all students, but preference may be given to self-identified candidates as Indigenous, visible minorities and persons living with a disability.

Positions Available at Forillon National Park (Gaspé)

Student - Information and Services

Requirements:
Education:
  • Be recognized as a full-time student by an educational institution and intend to pursue full-time studies in the fall of 2021.
  • Have completed in spring 2021, a year of postsecondary education or a year of university.
Language skills:
  • French essential or bilingual
Rated Criteria
Ability:
  • Effective oral communication ability.
Personal qualities:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, on schedule and attends all aspects of a given task.
  • Judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations.
  • Interpersonal skills: Willing to make compromises to get along with others.
Specific qualification:
  • Ability to meet visitor needs: understand and adapt to interests and preferences
Employment and operational requirements:
  • Receive and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, statutory holidays, provincial–territorial holidays as required.
  • Must wear Parks Canada uniform (provided).
  • Must wear identifying clothing and required safety equipment.
  • Exert moderate physical effort including remaining seated or standing for long periods.
  • Perform certain physically demanding tasks depending on the position (carry loads up to 22.5 kg or walk up 10 km per day).
Summary of tasks:
  • Welcome, inform and offer services to visitors in the various areas of the park (e.g. camping, entrance fees, sales of items, permits, etc.).
    Hours/week: 40 hours
    Pay: From $15.40 (by education level)
    Period of employment: End of May to end of August

Student - Interpretive / Prevention

Requirements:
Education:
  • Be recognized as a full-time student by an educational institution and intend to pursue full-time studies in the fall of 2021.
  • Have completed in spring 2021, a year of postsecondary education or a year of university.
Language skills:
  • French essential or bilingual
Rated Criteria
Ability:
  • Effective oral communication ability.
Personal qualities:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, on schedule and attends all aspects of a given task.
  • Judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations.
  • Interpersonal skills: Willing to make compromises to get along with others.
Specific qualifications:
  • Ability to present interpretative activitie
  • Ability to communicate and popularize general information and security messages to visitors. 
  • Asset: Postsecondary profile in one of the following fields: humanities, landscaping, interpretation of the natural environment, adventure tourism, theatre, performing arts, music, education and/or natural sciences.
Employment and operational requirements:
  • Receive and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, statutory holidays, provincial–territorial holidays as required.
  • Must wear Parks Canada uniform (provided).
  • Must wear identifying clothing and required safety equipment.
  • Exert moderate physical effort including remaining seated or standing for long periods.
  • Perform certain physically demanding tasks depending on the position (carry loads up to 22.5 kg or walk up 10 km per day).
Summary of tasks:
  • Welcome visitors, offer interpretive activities and provide relevant information about the park's natural and cultural heritage, and raise awareness and motivate visitors to be safe in the wild (spread various messages relating to park rules and living in the presence of wildlife).
    Hours/week: 40 hours
    Pay: From $15.40 (by education level)
    Period of employment: End of May to end of August

Student - Store Assistant

Requirements:
Education:
  • Be recognized as a full-time student by an educational institution and intend to pursue full-time studies in the fall of 2021.
  • Have completed in spring 2021, a year of postsecondary education or a year of university.
Language skills:
  • French essential or bilingual
Rated Criteria
Ability:
  • Effective oral communication ability.
Personal qualities:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, on schedule and attends all aspects of a given task.
  • Judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations.
  • Interpersonal skills: Willing to make compromises to get along with others.
Specific qualification:
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
Employment and operational requirements:
  • Receive and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, statutory holidays, provincial–territorial holidays as required.
  • Must wear Parks Canada uniform (provided).
  • Must wear identifying clothing and required safety equipment.
  • Exert moderate physical effort including remaining seated or standing for long periods.
  • Perform certain physically demanding tasks depending on the position (carry loads up to 22.5 kg or walk up 10 km per day).
Summary of tasks:
  • Serve at the store counter: serve employees, check requisitions, enter requisitions in the system, get signatures, and hand out supplies and equipment. Receive, store, and send out various goods. Keep storage and traffic space neat and clean. Drive a vehicle, carry mail and cargo, do the purchasing at designated suppliers.
    Hours/week: 40 hours
    Pay: From $15.40 (by education level)
    Period of employment: Mid-May to mid-August (Work schedule 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Student – Lifeguard

Requirements
Education:
  • Recognized as a full-time student by an educational institution and intending to return to full-time study in fall 2021.
  • Completed at least a fifth (5) year of secondary education or one year of postsecondary or university education by spring 2021.
Other:
  • Age 17 or over
  • Up-to-date National Lifeguard Service certification
Language proficiency:
  • French essential or bilingual
Rated Criteria
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of standard rescue techniques for distressed victims.
  • Knowledge of first aid.
Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to supervise and maintain safety rules and prevent incidents.
Personal qualities:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, on schedule and attends all aspects of a given task.
  • Sound judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations.
  • Interpersonal skills: Willing to make compromises to get along with others.
Employment and operational requirements:
  • Receive and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, statutory holidays, provincial–territorial holidays as required.
  • Must wear identifying clothing and required safety equipment.
  • Exert moderate physical effort including remaining seated or standing for long periods.
  • Perform certain physically demanding tasks depending on the position.
Summary of tasks:
  • Enforce pool rules.
  • Inform swimmers of safety rules and maintain preventive supervision so that incidents do not occur.
  • Rescue distressed victims using standard techniques, and administer first aid as required.
  • Ensure the proper use of aquatic equipment and first aid kits.
  • Write reports on water quality, accidents, compliance with rules, etc.
  • Participate in pool maintenance tasks.
    Hours/week: 35 hours
    Salary: $20.62 /hour
    Period of employment: End of June to end of August

Student - Visitor Safety

Requirements:
Education:
  • Be recognized as a full-time student by an educational institution and intend to pursue full-time studies in the fall of 2021.
  • Have completed in spring 2021, a year of postsecondary education or a year of university.
  • ASSET: Post-secondary studies in one of the following fields: adventure tourism, or forestry or other related field.
Language skills:
  • French essential
Rated Criteria
Abilities:
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize workload
Personal suitability:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, on schedule and attends all aspects of a given task.
  • Judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations.
  • Initiative: Anticipates events rather than reacting to them and takes the necessary actions
Employment and operational requirements:
  • Receive and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Able to work weekends, holidays and evenings.
  • Must wear Parks Canada uniform (provided).
  • Certificate / recognized certification in first aid and CPR (or be able to follow the training).
  • Consent to wear identifying clothing and required safety equipment.
  • Make moderate physical effort to sit or stand for long periods.
  • Need to perform certain physical tasks according to the requirements of the position (carrying loads up to 22.5 kg, and / or walking up to 10 km per day).
Summary of tasks:
Under the supervision of the Visitor Safety Coordinator, the student will:
  • Disseminate the main prevention messages in connection with the Park's regulations, with a view to education.
  • Make prevention and assessment tours: trail infrastructure, play areas, campsites.
  • Participate in the maintenance, inspection and preparation of various equipment related to interventions in visitor safety and forest fires and environmental emergencies.
  • Participate in visitor safety interventions.
  • Participate in collaboration with the coordinator in the advancement of various files related to visitor safety.
  • Work in a variety of environmental conditions including inclement weather, biting insects, and difficult field conditions.
    Hours/week: 37.5 hours
    Pay: From $15.40 (by education level)
    Period of employment: End of May to end of August 2021

Student - Revenue Clerk (finances)

Requirements:
Education:
  • Recognized as a full-time student by an educational institution and intending to return to full-time study in fall 2021.
  • Completed at least one year of postsecondary in administration, finance, accounting, secretarial studies, office automation, or other job-related field in spring 2021.
Language skills:
  • French essentiall
Expérience:
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
Rated Criteria:
Personal suitability:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision and on schedule.
  • Judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations.
  • Initiative: Tracks tasks and exceeds expectations.
Employment and operational requirements:
  • Receive and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Hold a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
Tasks Summaries:
  • Check cash balance sheets of reception attendants
    • Check amounts on cash balance sheets
    • Calculate debit and credit card transactions
    • Enter data on spreadsheet programs
    • Follow up with finance team

  • Perform various other administrative and clerical tasks
    • Filing
    • Photocopying, digitizing documents
  • Perform other related tasks
    Hours per week: 37.5 hours
    Salary: From 15.40$ (by education level)
    Dates: End of May to mid-August 2021 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Student - External Relations Assistant

Requirements:
Education:
  • Be recognized as a full-time student by an educational institution and intend to pursue full-time studies in the fall of 2021.
  • Have completed in spring 2021, a year of postsecondary education or a year of university in communications, education, marketing, humanities or another field related to external relations program.
  • Language skills:
    • French essential
    Rated requirements
    Knowledge:
    • General knowledge of Parks Canada locations in the Gaspésie Field Unit.
    • Working knowledge of the MS Office suite and social media.
    Abilities:
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
    • Ability to set priorities, respect deadlines and to complete a project.
    Personal suitability:
    • Excellent interpersonal relationships
    • Independent
    • Creative
    • Attention to detail
    Employment and operational requirements:
    • Receive and maintain reliability status security clearance
    • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence
    • Able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends, statutory holidays, provincial–territorial holidays as required and must be able to travel around the territory of the Gaspésie Field Unit (Gaspé, Pointe-à-la-Croix and Pointe-au-Père).
    • Must wear Parks Canada uniform (provided)
    Duties:
    In their role, the student will have to:
    • Participate in the development and sharing (Facebook, online, media) of content for the public (e.g.: taking photos, recording videos, writing posts for social media).
    • Help to plan and deliver activities for external audiences.
      Hours/week: 37.5 hours
      Salary: From $15.40 (by education level)
      Period of employment: End of May to end of August (Work schedule 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 5 days per week)

Youth positions

This selection process is to fill positions under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. This 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. Youth can make a difference in national historic sites and national parks across Canada!

Parks Canada is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications by youth facing barriers to employment, in particular Indigenous, visible minorities, and persons living with disability.

The staffing process is open to all candidates aged between 15 and 30 years old, but preference may be given to self-identified candidates as Indigenous, visible minorities and persons living with disability.

Youth position at Forillon National Park (Gaspé)

Visitor Facilities Attendant

Requirements:
  • Between 15 and 30 years old.
  • Legally allowed to work in Canada.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Be a young people facing barriers to employment.
Language skills:
  • French essential or bilingual
Rated Criterias
Abilities:
  • Effective oral communication ability
  • Ability to work safely
Personal suitability:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, on schedule and attends all aspects of a given task.
  • Judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations.
  • Interpersonal skills: Willing to make compromises to get along with others.
Asset:
  • Experience working in building or field maintenance
Employment and operational requirements
  • Obtain and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Availability to work weekends, holidays and evenings.
  • Must wear Parks Canada uniform (provided by the employer).
  • Must wear identifying clothing and required safety equipment.
  • Exert moderate physical effort including remaining seated or standing for long periods.
  • Perform certain physically demanding tasks depending on the position (carry loads up to 22.5 kg and/or walk up 10 km per day).
  • Need to work on a variety of land, in varying weather conditions, in isolated locations and in various means of transport.
Summary of tasks:
  • Cleans and maintains buildings/facilities and grounds to enhance the visitor experience.
    Hours/week: 40 hours
    Salary: From $19.83
    Period of employment: May to September (16 weeks)

Maintenance Worker

Requirements:
  • Between 15 and 30 years old
  • Legally allowed to work in Canada.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Be a young people facing barriers to employment
Language skills:
  • French essential or bilingual
Rated Criterias
Abilities:
  • Effective oral communication ability
  • Ability to work safely
Personal suitability:
  • Responsibility: Performs tasks with minimal supervision, on schedule and attends all aspects of a given task.
  • Judgement: Grasps the nature and scope of problems and other situations
  • Interpersonal skills: Willing to make compromises to get along with others
Assets:
  • Experience working in building or field maintenance
  • Experience using small hand tools (border cut, mower, etc.) 
  • Experience in realization of small carpentry works 
  • Experience in painting and stain  
Employment and operational requirements
  • Obtain and maintain reliability status security clearance.
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
  • Availability to work weekends, holidays and evenings.
  • Must wear Parks Canada uniform (provided by the employer).
  • Must wear identifying clothing and required safety equipment.
  • Exert moderate physical effort including remaining seated or standing for long periods.
  • Perform certain physically demanding tasks depending on the position (carry loads up to 22.5 kg and/or walk up 10 km per day).
  • Need to work on a variety of land, in varying weather conditions, in isolated locations and in various means of transport.
Summary of tasks:
  • Provides general labour services to support grounds, roads, and facilities maintenance. Four (4) profiles are sought, i.e. support for preventative maintenance (maintenance of equipment, basic inspections, etc.), support for trail maintenance (mowing, weeding, maintenance of trails and backcountry facilities, etc.), support to the carpentry team (carpentry work, use of manual tools, material handling, etc.) and support to the general maintenance team (field maintenance work, painting and stain etc.)
    Hours/week: 40 hours
    Salary: From $22.01
    Period of employment: May to September (16 weeks)