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2024 Parks Canada Summer Jobs

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Parks Canada Summer Jobs


Parks Canada is looking for energetic and enthusiastic students and temporary workers to support our summer 2024 operations. With a vast network of national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas, you will work in some of the most beautiful and culturally significant places in the country, while making a difference in preserving the environment and Canadian heritage.

If you are looking for a meaningful job with great benefits, and you want to help protect Canada's natural wonders for generations to come, Parks Canada is the place for you.

Apply in less than 15 minutes.


  Tell us about yourself, including your language proficiency and education.
  Upload your résumé.
  Select up to 10 preferred work locations.
  Select up to 10 preferred job types.



You are strongly encouraged to complete your application in one sitting. This said, your progress will be saved automatically after you click on "Save and Next."

Please be advised that lodging is not guaranteed and that most Parks locations do not provide housing.

Parks Canada also posts jobs directly in local media outlets and on the Public Service Commission website at We encourage you to sign up there for job alerts.



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


Your summer dream job

Each year, Parks Canada employs over 3,000 students and temporary workers across diverse job areas, including:

  • Cleaning
  • Computing and data management
  • Engineering
  • Environmental conservation, restoration, and management
  • Event planning
  • Finance and accounting
  • Fire team crew
  • Gate attendance and cashier services
  • General administration and clerical
  • General labour and maintenance
  • Heritage presentation and interpretation
  • Human resources
  • Indigenous relations and history
  • Information management, library, and archives
  • Learn-to Camp
  • Lifeguarding
  • Lock and bridge operation
  • Marketing and communications
  • Multimedia creation (i.e., video, animation, Web, mobile applications)
  • Portfolio, policy, and planning analysis
  • Research and analytics
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Site and campground services
  • Skilled trades
  • Supply chain
  • Trail crew
  • Web content and social media

Compensation and work hours differ based on roles. Student positions are remunerated according to years of study, ranging between $16.84 and $24 per hour. Some entry-level seasonal roles may offer up to $30 per hour. Specific pay rates will be communicated when employment offers are discussed.

Reasons to work for Parks Canada

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Work-life balance

Employees enjoy a healthy work-life balance, including flexible work arrangements at many locations.
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We offer various training and professional development opportunities, allowing you to enhance your skills and advance your career.
Icon of a pine tree in front of a mountain range. Beautiful work locations
Parks Canada offers the opportunity to work in some of the most stunning natural environments in the country.
Icon of an upward-pointing arrow. Future job opportunities
From summer jobs to lifelong careers! At Parks Canada, your journey can start with a seasonal job and lead to endless opportunities.
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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 the public service and making a meaningful impact on the nation's natural and cultural heritage.


Ready to make memories that will last a lifetime? Apply for your dream job today!

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