The application process is closed for 2020. Please apply again next year!

Again this year, we seek out the next Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime summer journey. They will get the opportunity to visit and experience unique hidden gem locations across Canada. Their mission: share the work that Parks Canada does with other young Canadians, specifically in terms of science, conservation and indigenous reconciliation and promote diversity and inclusion as part of Parks Canada values, places and in the general outdoors. In doing so, they encourage and inspire young Canadians to get outside, learn, experience and they share Canada’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

Have fun, create incredible memories and gain valuable skills through thrilling adventures in some of Canada's most spectacular places.

If you enjoy meeting new people and establishing meaningful connections, are passionate about Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and want to share this passion with other young Canadians, enjoy experiencing new places and are a talented communicator with knowledge of using social media tools, this challenge will be of interest to YOU!

Positions to be filled: 3

To apply for these positions please provide the following documents in a .pdf format:

  1. A cover letter showing how you meet the education and experience criteria outlined. In your cover letter, you must use each criteria as a header and demonstrate how you meet it with concrete examples (what, where, when, how, etc.);
  2. Your resume;
  3. A reference letter that demonstrates your ability to engage other youth.

Please apply directly to

Statement of qualifications

Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors Program
External Relations and Visitor Experience
External Relations Branch

The onus is on the candidate to submit an application that addresses directly the screening requirements of the competition (education and experience). Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or (possibly) missing information. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Applicants will be screened against the following criteria and must clearly indicate that they meet all the established criteria.


  • Applicants must be registered as a full-time student in a recognized university or college program;
  • Applicants must have completed one year of full-time post-secondary education by May 2020;
  • Applicants must be returning to full-time, in Canada, post-secondary education in September 2020;
  • Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or have the legal documentation to work in Canada.


  • English or French Essential
  • Asset: bilingualism


  • Experience in creating and delivering empowering presentations
  • Experience in social media content creation – written and visual (photo and video)
  • Experience planning and organizing public events and activities
  • Experience in volunteerism and community engagement
  • Experience in youth engagement
Applicants will be rated against the following criteria and may be rated against education and experience.


  • Knowledge of Parks Canada’s places, mandate, corporate priorities and programs
  • Knowledge of new technologies, media and social networks


  • Knowledge of photo and video editing softwares (Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe premiere)


  • Ability to use creative and innovative ways to engage youth both locally and beyond
  • Ability to promote the mandate and experiences offered by Parks Canada
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to seek opportunities to establish new productive relationships
  • Ability to create and expand social networks
  • Ability to manage time

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Open-mindedness
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Judgement
  • Creativity

Condition of employment

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Be available to work full time from May to August 2020, then part-time from September 2020 to March 2021 in Canada.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Requirement to live in the National Capital Region from May until August 2020.
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
  • Requirement to work irregular hours, overtime, evenings, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
  • Willingness to work from various locations.
  • Willingness to travel extensively, including overnight, for multiple days and/or weekends.
Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected areas in the world. There are 171 national historic sites, 46 national parks, 1 national urban park and 4 national marine conservation areas located throughout Canada.

An international leader in the areas of natural and historic heritage conservation, species at risk protection and restoration, Parks Canada has consistently worked for over a century to preserve and maintain this national living heritage - a cultural legacy for all Canadians.

All these unique and exceptional places represent the very essence of Canada. They tell its story and offer an unforgettable and unique experience for visitors who are looking to discover the real Canada.

Location: Gatineau, QC from May until August 2020 and remote from September until April 2020-2021