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2024 Youth Summer Job Opportunities Age 15-30

Multiple positions available

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
60 Second Beach Road, Skidegate BC
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Gwaii Haanas, which translates to “Islands of Beauty” in Haida, is a protected area in southern Haida Gwaii. Gwaii Haanas is a Haida Heritage Site, a National Park Reserve, a National Marine Conservation Area Reserve protected from the ocean floor to the mountain top. Gwaii Haanas is cooperatively managed by the Council of the Haida Nation and Government of Canada. The Gwaii Haanas team is comprised of year-round and seasonal employees. Roles include: field research positions, administration and finance, visitor experience, asset management, cultural resource management and much more. In the spirit and intent of the Gwaii Haanas agreement, hiring citizens of the Haida Nation is a priority.
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Job Description

2024 Youth Summer Job Opportunities
Deadline for Applying: March 15, 2024, 4:00 PM pacific DST


Open to: Those residing within 110km of Skidegate (includes Masset and Old Massett)
Unique within the Parks Canada family, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area
Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site is cooperatively managed by the Government of Canada and the Haida Nation.
Working at Gwaii Haanas is an opportunity for you to experience the natural and cultural wonders of the place
and learn about the many contributions the Haida Nation has made locally, regionally and nationally.

Youth Employment & Skills Strategy (YESS) Positions
The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a Federal Government jobs initiative targeted at young
Canadians aged 15 to 30. The purpose is to increase employment for youth, enabling them to gain work
experience, skills, and to extend their networks. Parks Canada is committed to being a diverse and inclusive
workplace by embracing this initiative, and encourages applications by youth facing barriers to employment, in
particular Indigenous Canadians, members of a racialized community and persons living with disabilities.
Salary Range: $25.81 - $33.87 per hour (Base Salary) + $4.95 - $8.78 per hour (Isolated Post Benefit)
.
Who can apply? To be eligible, you must be:
· Between 15 and 30 years old.
· Preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as, Indigenous Canadians, members of a racialized
community and persons living with disabilities, as well as youth facing barriers to employment. We encourage
you to self-identify in your application. 8 to 16 week term offers with possibility of extensions.

Student Positions
The Parks Canada Agency is committed to helping students gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to
make a successful transition into the labour market.
For STUDENT POSITIONS ONLY: To be considered for student employment, you must be:
 registered as a full-time or part-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited academic
program
 or participating in adult education and retraining programs at the secondary level, operated under the
authority of an accredited academic institution
Rates of Pay for students is $20.04 - $28.57 per hour + $4.95 - $8.78 per hour (Isolated Post Benefit)
If you meet the criteria above and are interested in working for Gwaii Haanas please submit your resume and
cover letter to: gwaiihaanas.hr@pc.gc.ca


In your email please state which section you are interested in working for. Please keep in mind that you will be
considered for all available positions.


ASSET MANAGEMENT
Interested in gaining meaningful experience in Asset Management and contributing to
operations? The Asset team is hiring!
Term: Approx. 8-16 weeks
Contact: Rick Swain email: rick.swain@pc.gc.ca  Phone: (778) 361-0485


Duties
 Perform maintenance and repair tasks
 Clean work sites and equipment
 Inspect and report on the condition of
facilities and structures
 Prepare/organize equipment, material and
tools for projects
Qualifications
 Ability to communicate effectively, both
orally and in writing
 Experience in the operation and use of
manual and power tools and equipment
 Drivers License
This position is based in Daajing Giids


RESOURCE CONSERVATION
Do you enjoy working in the outdoors? The Resource Conservation team is hiring!
Term: Approx. 8-16 weeks
Contact: Nadine Wilson email: nadine.wilson@pc.gc.ca  Phone: (778) 834-5249


Duties
 Travel to remote locations to collect
ecological and cultural data
 Support the ecological and cultural research
programs in Gwaii Haanas
 Use and maintain a variety of scientific tools
Qualifications
 Ability to communicate effectively, both
orally and in writing
 Experience travelling in isolated
backcountry locations
 Drivers License
This position is based in Skidegate


OPERATIONS
Seeking organized and motivated student to support the Operations Team!
Term: Approx. 8-16 weeks
Contact: Tana Hooper email tana.hooper@pc.gc.ca  Phone: (778) 361-0457


Duties
 Clerical work
 Research
 Gear and equipment organization
Qualifications
 Education: Post-Secondary or Grade 12
 Experience: in using technology within a
work environment (e.g. E-mail
(Microsoft Outlook), Work (Microsoft
Word), Excel (Microsoft Excel)
 Abilities: ability to communicate
effectively orally; ability to communicate
effectively in writing
 Personal Suitability: working effectively
with others; showing initiative
This is an office based position is based in
Skidegate


FINANCE and HUMAN RESOURCES
Are you interested in gaining experience in an office environment? We are looking for an
organized and motivated individual to support the Finance and Human Resources Teams!
Term: Approx. 8-16 weeks
Contact: Sara Tiffany email: Sara.Tiffany@pc.gc.ca  phone: (780) 883-0491
Duties
 Clerical work
 Data Entry
 Filing and Information Management
Qualifications
 Education: Post-Secondary or Grade 12
 Experience: in using technology within a
work environment (e.g. E-mail
(Microsoft Outlook), Work (Microsoft
Word), Excel (Microsoft Excel)
This is an office based position is based in
Skidegate


VISITOR EXPERIENCE and EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Are you passionate about sharing the cultural and natural heritage of Gwaii Haanas with visitors or
through stories and videos? The Visitor Experience and External Relations Teams are hiring!
Term: Approx. 8-16 weeks
Contact: Miranda Post email: Miranda.Post@pc.gc.ca

Phone: (778) 361-0132


Duties
 Creating presentations, community
outreach activities and sharing Gwaii
Haanas stories with a variety of
audiences
 Assist in the setup and operation of
booths at community events
 Learning about and assisting with
graphic design, video production,
photography and social media content
creation
 Assisting with evaluation and tracking
of communications activities (data
entry, research, etc)
 Assist interpreters with guided hikes
and orientation sessions;
 Run activity stations at the Haida
Heritage Centre;
 Interact with visitors, answer visitor
questions about Gwaii Haanas, share
stories with visitors in the museum, at
community events and on guided
walks;
 Filing of information and compiling
visitor data and statistics.
Qualifications
 Education: Grade 12 or Post-secondary
 Experience interacting with the public;
 Experience working both independently and in a
team setting;
 Experience with MS Office apps, social media
management, digital cameras and, bonus: Adobe
design suite.
This position is based in Skidegate
Additional Information
 All jobs may require wearing a uniform and working on evenings and/or weekends.
 All positions may require a driver’s license, for others it’s an asset, please discuss
with contacts mentioned for each position.
 All youth and students hired will be required to pass a security clearance.
 Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the work place.
What are the benefits for you? Working with Parks Canada will allow you to:
 Gain a paid-work experience in a friendly workplace where diversity and inclusion are valued.
 Build your employment history and acquire skills, whether you are starting or advancing your
career!
 Expand your network, learn how we work to serve Canadians in many ways across Canada
national historic sites and national marine conservation areas of Canada.


HOW TO APPLY:
Email your application package, including a cover letter (800 words maximum) detailing
your interest in the position and how you meet the qualifications, a completed application
form and your detailed résumé indicating the opportunity you are interested in to:
Alicia Pearson, Human Resources Manager
Gwaii Haanas Field Unit
60 Second Beach Road, Skidegate
Email: GwaiiHaanas.HR@pc.gc.ca 
 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.
 When you apply to this selection process, please note which opportunities you are
interested in.

 

We thank all applicants that apply, however only those selected for further consideration
will be contacted. Parks Canada is committed to the spirit of the Gwaii Haanas Agreement
and the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act.
We encourage women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a
visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

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