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Skilled Trades Inventory

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National Skilled Trades Portal

Join the Parks Canada Team with rewarding and fulfilling careers across the country. Parks Canada is seeking apprentices and certified trade workers, including:

  • plumbers
  • carpenters
  • electricians
  • heavy-duty mechanics and mechanics
  • water/wastewater operators
  • small water systems operator
  • painters
  • drivers/operators
  • welders
  • restoration craftspersons

Our dedicated, multidisciplinary teams work together to maintain and improve our unique infrastructure that ensures long-term environmental sustainability, conservation of built heritage, and great visitor experiences. Start your career in our positive, collaborative, and supportive workplace.

Below is a list of current openings along with the corresponding contact information for each location and area of expertise. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to the provided contacts. If you do not see your preferred location and area of expertise in the list below, please submit your application to be considered for future openings. We will keep your resume on file and reach out to you if suitable opportunities arise.


Top 10 reasons to work for Parks Canada

Icon of check mark representing job stability Job stability
Offering peace of mind and financial security while doing interesting and exciting work.
Work-life balance icon with a scale that has a heart on one side and a briefcase on other Work-life balance
Employees can enjoy a healthy work-life balance, including flexible work arrangements at many locations.
Icon of calendar Paid vacation and leave
Employees may have access to generous paid vacation time and leave policies, including parental leave, sick leave, and personal days.
Icon of piggy bank Pension and retirement benefits
Parks Canada employees are eligible for comprehensive defined benefit pension plans and retirement benefits, ensuring a secure financial future.
Icon of tooth and medical symbol Health and dental benefits
Parks Canada provides extensive health and dental coverage to our employees, covering a range of services and treatments.
Icon of a hammer and wrench Training and professional development
We invest in our workforce by offering various training and professional development opportunities, allowing trades workers to enhance their skills and advance their careers.
Icon of a pine tree in front of a mountain range Working in beautiful locations
Parks Canada offers the opportunity to work in some of the most stunning natural environments in the country, which can be both inspiring and invigorating.
Icon of an upward-pointing arrow Transfer and promotion opportunities
As a large employer, the Government of Canada offers numerous opportunities for internal transfers and promotions across the country, giving trades workers the chance to explore different roles and work locations throughout their careers.
Icon of a hand holding three small stick figures Diverse and inclusive workplace
Parks Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, promoting equitable opportunities for all employees.
Icon of red maple leaf Contribution to public service
Working for Parks Canada and the Government of Canada means contributing to public service and making a meaningful impact on the nation's natural and cultural heritage.

Apply to job openings in less than 10 minutes!

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. Select your area of expertise.
  3. Select your preferred work locations.



  1.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application in one sitting. The system will not log you out if you require more time to complete your application. It’s that simple. Apply today! 
  2.  In addition to this portal, many of our sites also advertise their jobs directly on other media channels and on the Public Service Commission website at We encourage you to sign up there for job alerts so you don't miss any of these great opportunities.
  3.  Questions? Please contact


We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. If you require accommodation(s) to complete the application, please contact All information received will be kept confidential.


🏆 The Parks Canada team is proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers (2024).