Parks Canada Cape Breton Student Recruitment- Visitor Experience

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

Parks Canada
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
Employment dates range from June to early September, 2020
$15.40 to $18.35 per hour (The rates of pay are based on the student’s current academic level.)

Who can apply:

Full-time student status by a secondary or post-secondary institution in which you are presently enrolled

Returning to full-time studies in the next academic term

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

To be eligible, you must be:
– 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.

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

Clearly identify in your application the position(s) for which you are applying.


SU 01: Student Heritage Interpreter(s)
The Student Heritage Presenter is required to effectively communicate information, role-play, and read and understand interpretive presentations and historical references. Contacts are with visitors to convey messages, deliver presentations, and respond to visitor inquiries.

SU 02: Visitor Service Attendant Student(s)
The Visitor Services Attendant student will set up and take down tents, provide parking lot services, greet the public, and provide cashier services. The position involve providing information and assistance to visitors and maintains facilities.

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 this process is to hire students for the summer of 2020. The exact number of positions available is to be determined.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

SU 01:
Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public.

SU 02:
Experience in interacting with the public in a reception/orientation capacity.

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

Bilingual – Imperative
Oral interaction

Information on language requirements at

SU 01:
Ability to deliver messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation.

SU 02:
Ability to anticipate/meet public needs, resolve complaints, anticipate/detect incidents and find solutions.

Personal Suitability:
Shares our vision.
Personally connects with people.
Communicates effectively.
Takes responsibility.

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

SU 01 & SU 02: Student Heritage Interpreter(s) and Visitor Service Attendant Student(s):

Be willing and able to work: irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or on statutory holidays, when required.
Must be willing to wear uniform or costume.
Be able to make moderate physical effort to sit, walk and stand for prolonged periods.
Be exposed to variable weather conditions.
Be exposed to airborne irritants such as: noxious odours from car fumes, dust, wood or coal smoke, pollen.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

SU 02: Visitor Service Attendant Student(s):
Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license.

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.

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

Contact information

Sandy Anthony, Interpretation Officer/Coordinator IV Karen Pink, Visitor Services Team Leader IV

To apply, click here.