Summer 2022 – Student and Youth Employment – Cape Breton, Parks Canada, External Relations

  • Location: Various Locations
  • Deadline: April 29, 2022

🚨Parks Canada summer job alert ! 🚨
If you are…
✅between the ages 15-30
✅an individual with excellent communication & creative skills
✅looking for the perfect summer job
…this post is for you!
Parks Canada is on the hunt (or hike!) for highly motivated team players with excellent communications, interpersonal, and promotions skills.
Check back frequently on our social media pages for more info on the following positions:
Student Outreach Superstar – Cape Breton Field Unit
➡️Student Promotions Guru – Cape Breton Field Unit
➡️Student Public Relations & Communications Assistant – Cape Breton Field Unit
➡️Student Social Media Assistant – Cape Breton Field Unit
➡️Student Photographer/Videographer Extraordinaire – Cape Breton Field Unit

Student and Youth Employment – Cape Breton, Parks Canada, External Relations

Reference number: CAP22J-038194-000009
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-CBFU-STD-0029
Parks Canada
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia), Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)
$15.00 to $24.77 per hour (Salary under review. The rates of pay are determined at the initial appointment stage and current academic level of the student)For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 29 April 2022 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: • Anyone between 15 and 30 years old
• Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally entitled to work in Canada
• In addition, preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as, Indigenous,
visible minorities or persons with disabilities, as well as youth facing barriers to
employment. As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.

Important messages

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

Looking for the best gig ever this summer? Does the idea of working for Cape Breton Island’s largest tourism provider have you already thinking about Instagrammable moments? We’re looking for fun, energetic people with a wide variety of experiences, interest and knowledge, if that’s you, keep reading!

Parks Canada is on the hunt (or hike!) for highly motivated team players with excellent communication, promotions, graphic design and photography skills to join our vibrant team in Cape Breton and help us reach Canadians where they live, play and get informed!

Discover our student positions below and if they sound like your dream summer job, identify which one(s) you are applying for and follow the steps outlined.

Your summer job may be closer than you think.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and students.


Outreach Assistant(s)
With guidance, the Outreach Assistant will be responsible for researching, developing and delivering captivating educational and outreach programs to a variety of audiences. You will connect with audiences at virtual and in-person events and celebrations for Parks Canada administered places on Cape Breton Island.

Public Relations and Communications Assistant
The Public Relations and Communications Assistant will support media visits, events and communications strategies and tactics. This role will include writing and editing communications materials including media pitches, news releases and newsletters for various audiences. The Assistant will also help plan special events and provide support for event implementation.

Promotions Assistant
The Promotions Assistant will use their skills to help in the development and implementation of tourism and promotional activities. This role enhances the awareness of visitor experiences and engages all visitors in the learning, enjoyment and connection to Parks Canada places on Cape Breton Island.

Social Media Assistant
The Social Media Assistant will research and prepare stock posts in collaboration with subject matter experts. Duties will include creating Facebook and Twitter posts, as well as designing social media campaigns and updating content calendars.

Photography and Videography Student
The Photography and Videography Student will be a creative storyteller that has great attention to detail, which will be used to create a series of captivating digital images. You’ll have the amazing opportunity to capture photography and video of Parks Canada administered places, staff, visitors and experiences.

Intent of the process

Parks Canada is looking for youth for jobs this year! The Youth Employment and Skills 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 excited to participate in this initiative, and youth can make a difference in our national parks, national historic sites and our sites across Canada! Parks Canada is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace by embracing this initiative, and encourages applications by youth facing barriers to employment, in particular Indigenous, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Positions to be filled: 6

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter “A covering letter in 500 words (maximum).”

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Outreach Assistant(s)
Experience working or volunteering at public/special events
Experience public speaking
Experience presenting using digital tools

Public Relations and Communications Assistant
Experience in internal and external communications
Experience in social media
Experience in writing and editing

Promotions Assistant
Experience in marketing and promotions
Experience writing to reach target markets

Social Media Assistant
Experience in utilizing various social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter
Experience in writing engaging posts to increase audience interaction.

Photography and Videography Student
Experience in photography and/or videography
Experience editing photos and videos

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

English essential
Bilingual imperative – oral interaction

Information on language requirements

Promotions Assistant
Knowledge of social media, marketing trends and campaign development

Public Relations and Communications Assistant
Knowledge of news media, promotions and communications

All positions: Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and the national park and historic sites on Cape Breton Island and the services they provide to the public.

Outreach Assistant(s)
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written, in a variety of styles to reach a broad range of audiences

Promotions Assistant
Ability to communicate effectively to influence others to increase awareness and appreciation of Parks Canada sites

Photographer/Videographer Student
Ability to assist with coordination of photo shoots and/or video based on needs for print and online marketing
Ability to assist with photo cataloguing, selection, editing and preparation for social media and website
All positions: Ability to carry out instructions accurately and efficiently.

Makes things happen;
Personally connects with people;
Communicates effectively;
Takes responsibility;
Advocates for continuous learning.

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

Ability to speak French or Mi’kmaq would be an asset

Willingness to work outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions;
Willingness to set-up, take-down and move equipment of varying weight;
Willing and able to work: irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or on statutory holidays, when required;
Willing to travel to various locations in Cape Breton and Canso, including to other Parks Canada administered places.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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 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, Indigenous 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.
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.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

To submit an application online, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons who are unable to apply online must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

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

Contact information