CO-OP/ALL CBU STUDENTS – Cape Breton Student Recruitment (Fortress of Louisbourg) – Parks Canada


Parks Canada, Cape Breton Field Unit 
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia), Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) 
SU-01 : Student Heritage Interpreter
SU-02 : Visitor Service Attendant Student 
Employment dates range from June to early September, 2018 
$11.88 to $15.40 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. The rates of pay range from $11.88 to $15.40 per hour.)Closing date: 20 April 2018 – 23:59, Pacific TimeQualifications: 

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 minimum age to work in the province where the job exists
  • SU 01:
    • Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public.
    • Experience in working in theatrical productions as an actor.
  • SU 02:
    • Experience in interacting with the public in a reception/orientation capacity.
    • Experience in handling cash and operating point of sales.

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

  • Bilingual – Imperative
  • Bilingual imperative – oral interaction
  • Information on language requirements
  • SU 01: Student Heritage Interpreter(s)
    • Ability to deliver messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation.
  • SU 02 – Visitor Service Attendant Student(s)
    • 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)

  • Operational Requirements:
    • SU 02: Visitor Service Attendant Student(s):
      • Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license.
    • 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 – with credit check.



SU-01: Student Heritage Interpreter(s)
The Student Heritage Presenter is required to effectively communicate information, role-play, perform in theatrical offers 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 involve providing cashier services and revenue control. The position involve providing information and assistance to visitors and maintains facilities.

Work environment

The Fortress of Louisbourg 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 this process is to hire students for the summer of 2018. The exact number of positions available is to be determined.

Application Details

If you are interested into making this position into a Co-op Elective please contact Student Placement Officer, Carly Turnbull:

To Apply for this posting:

Apply online

Important messages

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.

Information you must provide

  • Your résumé.
  • A covering letter in 1,000 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.

Other information

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.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their 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.

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.

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

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