Parks Canada
Reference number: CAP22J-014492-000132
Selection process number: 22-CAP-OWW-TSW-EA-SU-001
Closing date: 30 June 2023


LOCATIONS: Various lock stations on the Trent-Severn Waterway from Port Severn to Trenton, Ontario.
SU-01 – Various lock stations from Port Severn to Couchiching Ontario, SU-02 – Various lock stations from Bobcaygeon to Gamebridge, Ontario, SU-03 – Various lock stations from Peterborough to Buckhorn, Ontario, SU-04 – Various lock stations from Trenton to Hastings, Ontario, SU-05 – Haliburton, Ontario

$16.00 to $20.80 per hour (Salary to be determined at the time of the hire, is based on the current academic level of the student, and is currently under review.)For further information on the organization, please visit 

Parks Canada

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Closing date: 30 June 2023 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: 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;
– the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists.

All eligible students who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
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Important messages

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.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.Clearly identify in your application the opportunity(ies) for which you are applying. From the work stream locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

Various locations


Students will work at Trent-Severn Waterway lock and bridge stations and assist with the movement of boats; collect money for permits and lockage fees, and provide housekeeping, grounds keeping and general maintenance at the Lock Station.

Work environment

Ontario’s historic canals are defining features of Canada and provide communities and visitors with beauty, recreation, and a unique sense of history. Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of these special places.

The Trent-Severn Waterway is a National Historic Site, 386 km in length, which links Lake Ontario at Trenton with Lake Huron at Port Severn on Georgian Bay and attracts about 1.4 million visitors each year offering heritage tourism and recreation.

To be eligible to the YESS, you must be:

-Between 15 and 30 years old
-Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally entitled to work in Canada
-In addition, preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as, Indigenous, visible minorities or persons with disabilities, as well as youth facing barriers to employment. As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined 

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter “Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications 1) Why do you want to work for the Trent-Severn Waterway Lock Operations? 2) What is your experience in customer service? 3) What is your experience in grounds-keeping, janitorial maintenance, or general labour?”

Contact information for 2 references.

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


• Students who are currently enrolled in full-time studies at an accredited institution.

Degree equivalency


• Experience in client service and working with the public;
• Experience in grounds-keeping, janitorial maintenance, or other labor intensive functions, including the use of related tools and equipment.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

ASSET OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION (This will be required for some employment streams):

• Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” or “G2” driver’s license, or a provincial/territorial equivalent;

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

Various language requirements

• English essential ; or
• Bilingual imperative – oral interaction

Information on language requirements


• Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and the historic canals/waterways, and the services they provide to the public;


• Makes things happen;
• Personally connects with people;
• Takes responsibility;
• Communicates effectively.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


Parks Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS):

• Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values at Parks Canada. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities, including members belonging to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, and equity-deserving groups such as LGBTQ2+.
• We encourage you to indicate if you are a member of a designated employment equity group when you apply. Selection may be limited to members of employment equity groups (Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, visible minorities, women).


• Willingness and ability to wear a Parks Canada uniform and Personal Protective Equipment, when required;
• Willing and able to do work that involves strenuous physical labour;
• Willing and able to be mobile as reporting work site may vary;
• Willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions;
• Willing and able to obtain and maintain a valid Standard First Aid certification;
• Willing and able to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or on statutory holidays, when required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance


• This position is designated as safety sensitive and the incumbent will be required to comply with the Agency’s zero tolerance policy and report fit for duty;

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.Information on employment equity

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

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.

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

We will only accept on-line applications received via the site.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

– Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
– Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
– Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
– Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
– For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

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.

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Ontario Waterways Unit

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