Parks Canada Cape Breton Sites Student Recruitment – Cultural Resources

  • Location: Louisbourg
  • Deadline: April 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Parks Canada, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia), Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)
Employment dates range from May to September, 2020.
$15.40 to $20.19 per hour (The rates of pay are determined at the initial appointment stage. The rates of pay are based on the student’s current academic level.)

Who can apply: – A full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution
– currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled
– returning to full-time studies in the next academic term. The successful candidate must be able to provide proof of enrolment.
– the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists

All eligible students who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Please note: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by email for screening/assessment purposes.


Student Digitization Technician(s)
The Student Digitization Technician is a dynamic student who can assist in the scanning of the historical research collection located at the Fortress of Louisbourg.
The successful candidate will be required to work independently and maintain consistent, quality scans.

Work environment

Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to hire students for the 2020 season.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum) “Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.”

Contact information for 2 references.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements at

Experience working with technology.

Ability to carry out instructions accurately and efficiently.
Ability to work alone or as part of a group.
Ability to pay attention to detail.
Ability to problem solve and work under minimal supervision.

Makes things happen.
Communicates effectively.
Takes responsibility.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license.

Make moderate physical effort to sit and stand for prolonged periods.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:
Applicants must provide proof of their education by email to or by fax to (902) 733-2362. Please provide proof of education no later than the closing date, in order to be considered in this selection process. Faxes should include a cover page. Emails should include name and position title in the subject line.

The proof of full-time enrolment must include the student’s official name, name of the educational institution and identify clearly the full-time enrolment status. The following are recognized as proof of full-time enrolment:

• Proof of registration with or without registrar’s seal;
• Proof of tuition;
• Proof of student status

A list of registered classes is not considered a proof of full-time enrolment.

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.
In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Maura McKeough, Cultural Resources Manager III


To apply, click here.