CO-OP/ALL CBU STUDENTS – Cape Breton Student Recruitment (Cape Breton Highlands National Park) – Parks Canada


Parks Canada – Cape Breton Highlands National Park 
Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada (Nova Scotia), Cheticamp (Nova Scotia), Ingonish Beach (Nova Scotia) 
SU-01 : Visitor Information Program Student(s)
SU-02 : Visitor Services Attendant Student(s)
SU-03 : Student Office Assistant 

$12.93 to $20.19 per hour
Closing date: 2 April 2018 – 23:59, Pacific Time


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

  • Students who are currently enrolled full-time at a secondary school (minimum, Grade 11) or post-secondary at an accredited institution and returning to full-time studies in the next academic term.
  • Degree equivalency

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

  • Various language requirements
  • SU 01:
    • Bilingual imperative- oral interaction
  • SU 02:
    • English essential; or
    • Bilingual imperative – oral interaction.
  • SU03:
    • English essential.
  • Information on language requirements

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

  • SU01, SU02:
    • Effective interpersonal communication.
  • SU03:
    • Ability to use computer software (such as Microsoft Excel & Word).
    • Ability to organize workload in order to meet multiple demands and deadlines.
  • SU01, SU02:
    • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
    • Willingness to work from various locations.

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability status security clearance with credit check.
  • Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license or provincial equivalency.



SU 01: Visitor Information Program Student (Cheticamp & Ingonish)

  • The Visitor Information Program (VIP) is Parks Canada’s official national visitor feedback survey program. The VIP is conducted annually at select Parks Canada sites to provide information on Parks Canada’s visitor base (e.g., age, length of stay, origin, frequency of visit, party size), and to provide an on-going assessment of aspects related of visitors’ experience.

SU 02: Visitor Services Attendant Student (Cheticamp)

  • Visitor Services Attendants provide friendly reception; campground registration and information to visitors about Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada and community services; sell fishing, camping and entry permits and deal with client satisfaction.

SU 03: Student Office Assistant (Ingonish)

  • Under supervision, the student will use office equipment such as photocopier, scanner, and shredder. The duties of this position will include, photo copying, inputting information on excel spreadsheets, and scanning documents and maps. Must have good organizational skills.

Work environment

Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada is currently searching for students during the 2018 visitor season. Parks Canada sites on Cape Breton Island are defining features of Canada and provide communities and visitors with beauty, recreation, and a unique sense of history.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to hire students for the 2018 season.

Clearly identify the position(s) and location(s) for which you are applying. Applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

First screening of applications will take place in April, 2018.

Application Details

Who can apply: 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

.Apply online

Information you must provide

  • Your résumé.
  • A covering letter in 500 words (maximum) “Your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position.”
  • Contact information for 2 references. 
  • 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.

Important messages

Who can apply: 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 enrollment.
  • 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. From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

Other information

Applicants must provide proof of their education by email to or by fax to (902) 285-2866. 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.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language oftheir choice.

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

  • 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 enrollment.

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

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.

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 cover letter.

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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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

Contact information

Human Resources – Cape Breton Field Unit