For those dreaming of long, sunny days and looking for fun summer jobs, you can officially apply to work at Parks Canada this summer. So if protecting our vast network of national parks and historic sites sounds like something you’d be interested in, read on!

Every year, Parks Canada employs over 3,000 students and temporary workers across a variety of job areas, including computing and data management, event planning, fire team crew, lifeguarding, and site and campground services – to name a few.

Employees have the opportunity to protect some of the most culturally significant areas in the country and preserve the environment and Canadian heritage.

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Salary & benefits

According to Parks Canada, compensation and work hours are determined by year of study and role, ranging from $16.84 to $24 per hour. However, some entry-level seasonal roles may offer up to $30 per hour, according to the Parks Canada website.

So if you’re looking for a meaningful summer job with solid benefits, here are some of the job areas you can apply to work in:

  • Cleaning
  • Computing and data management
  • Engineering
  • Environmental conservation, restoration, and management
  • Event planning
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Fire team crew
  • Gate attendance and cashier services
  • General administration and clerical
  • General labour and maintenance
  • Heritage presentation and interpretation
  • Human resources
  • Indigenous relations and history
  • Information management, library, and archives
  • Learn-to Camp
  • Lifeguarding
  • Lock and bridge operation
  • Marketing and communications
  • Multimedia creation (i.e., video, animation, Web, mobile applications)
  • Portfolio, policy, and planning analysis
  • Research and analytics
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Site and campground services
  • Skilled trades
  • Supply chain
  • Trail crew
  • Web content and social media

Interested in applying? Head to Parks Canada’s website to get started! Applications take approximately 15 minutes or less to complete, so you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying.