Summer Jobs at Point Pelee National Park

Parks Canada Agency

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in protecting and presenting Canada’s natural and cultural heritage? If so, apply to any of the great opportunities available to work with Parks Canada this summer!

We are currently looking for motivated students and youth between the ages of 15-30 to work in a variety of positions at Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, ON. Not only is Point Pelee National Park the southernmost point of the Canadian mainland, but it is also one of the most ecologically diverse national parks in the country. Don’t miss this great opportunity to gain work experience while working in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.

Important Information for Applicants:

  • Various terms from May to September 2023 available
  • $16.00 to $16.99 per hour (Salary to be determined at the time of the appointment)
  • Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be: A student in an accredited institution or a recent graduate in the last 4 months; or someone between the ages of 15 and 30 years old who is a recent immigrant, from visible minority groups, living with disabilities, living with a single parent, living in low-income households, living in rural or remote areas, or facing other barriers to employment.
  • Opportunities are 37.5 or 40 hours per week


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.

Positions available:

SU-01 Grounds Maintenance

  • Provides general maintenance and labour services working on trails, gardens, grounds, roads and solid waste management and related facilities maintenance; support trades staff in construction and installations; and other general maintenance and repair requirements as directed.

SU-02 Heritage Presenter

  • Responsible for learning and delivering education programs, presenting interpretive demonstrations, leading guided tours, assisting with the development and presentation of special events, acting as an ambassador for the site (both on-site and off-site), as well as other related activities.
  • Additionally, working on the site’s point of sale system.

SU-03 Visitor Services Attendant

  • Visitor services and revenue collection at various visitor service locations including visitor centres, entry gates, day use areas and retail locations, to enhance visitor experience. This includes providing comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: points of interest, safety, park regulations and policies, selling a variety of passes, and properly accounting for revenue received.

SU-04 Public Outreach and Education Support

  • Participate in online or in-person events to engage the public; deliver educational messages or activities and provide visitor information on Parks Canada places.
  • Connect with other Canadians in meaningful ways that reflect Parks Canada’s brand and mandate. Record accounts of public interactions and file electronic reports on events and successes. Potential to travel in Southwestern Ontario to assist with special events at Parks Canada administered places.
  • Fluency in languages other than English and French is an asset.

SU-05 Resource Conservation Youth

  • Assist our ecologists and technicians with wildlife and vegetation monitoring, preventing and mitigating human-wildlife conflicts, as well as active management projects including invasive plant management, ecological research, and turtle research and monitoring in the park. These positions will require both data management and extensive field work.

SU-06 Visitor Facilities Attendant

  • Cleans and maintains Parks Canada Agency day use area buildings, facilities and grounds. This includes but is not limited to the daily cleaning of; day use area washrooms/pit privies, grounds cleaning and litter picking, emptying of trash and recycling receptacles. It also involves interaction with park visitors to provide basic information and direction.


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

  • Ability to carry out instructions accurately, safely and efficiently;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence others;
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate Parks Canada messages;
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team;
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities (friendliness, tact, responsiveness, enthusiasm);
  • Sound Judgement;
  • Initiative;
  • Dependability.

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

Various language requirements:

English essential or Bilingual (English and French)

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability Status security clearance;
  • Depending on the position, possession of a valid class G1, G2 or G driver’s license;
  • Work shift-work, including evening, weekends, and holidays;
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements;
  • Handle historic weapons and artifacts;
  • Work outdoors in varying temperatures and inclement weather;
  • Work and/or travel in varied terrains and by various means of transportation;
  • Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the workplace;

How to apply

  • Email your resume directly and please identify which position(s) and site you are interested in (e.g. SU-02 at HMCS Haida).
  • Or apply directly through the website:
  • Please clearly indicate in your application which position you are interested in. If you are interested in more than one position, please indicate them in order of preference. We may only contact candidates who demonstrated clearly in their resume the skills required for this opportunity.

Please note, that as a diverse employer, Parks Canada encourages students and youth from all backgrounds to apply. Preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as youth facing an employment barrier, including Indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability.

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

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.

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 4 months

Salary: $16.00-$16.99 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Every Weekend
  • Holidays

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Leamington, ON N8H 3V4: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):


  • French (preferred)
  • English (preferred)

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-01-29

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