Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal National Historic Site

Student Jobs

Choose your scenery, choose your story!

You are in demand from all sides and wondering why you should choose to work in the canals this summer? Parks Canada hires a large number of students and youth during the summer season and we would love to have you on our team. We offer a variety of jobs and are looking for youth with a wide range of interests and skills.

Want to be part of the team? Take a look below at the list of jobs available in our 5 historical canals.

 Learn-to Adventure Instructors | Visitors Services Attendants


As a member of the visitors services team, you'll have the chance to introduce visitors to the rich cultural heritage of the historic canals and raise their awareness of Parks Canada's role and mandate through the following 3 functions:

Job Details

Selection Process Number: 2023-CAP-VNQ-EA-SU-216

Salary:  $17.83 to $22.29

Schedule: Full-time and part-time seasonal student position.

Work location

Montréal and Chambly

Summary of duties

  • Learn-to Adventure
    • Lead and supervise introductory paddling (canoe, kayak, paddleboard and rabaska) and fishing activities;
    • Participate in the Learn-To Adventure activities with overnight camping;
    • Lead workshops and activities related to the outdoors and camping.
  • Compliance and safety
    • Conduct prevention and safety compliance rounds on foot or by bicycle;
    • Answer questions and inform visitors;
    • Set up information booths;
  •  Maintenance
    • Provide support services to visitors (e.g., recycling lifts, graffiti removal, etc.).
    • Support maintenance workers and tradespeople in carrying out general and semi-specialized maintenance work on buildings, structures and grounds;
    • Support inspections of buildings, structures and grounds.

Studies and training

  • High school diploma or an acceptable combination of education or experience.
  • Training in calm water canoe level 1 and more (Asset)
  • Training in sea kayaking level 1 and more (Asset)
  • Paddle board training  (Asset)
  • Rescue training (Asset)
  • Training in sport fishing or any other field related to outdoor activities (an asset)

Experience and knowledge

  • Experience in interpreting and/or facilitating and/or teaching activities related to recreational or outdoor activities;
  • Experience in responding and anticipating public needs, resolving complaints, anticipating and detecting incidents and finding solutions;
  • Experience working as part of a team.

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Experience in accompanying and supervising a group of nautical and/or outdoor activities;
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating small to medium scale events;
  • Significant experience in fishing in Quebec.

Qualities required

  • Ability to work as a team
  • Clear communication skils
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to react under pressure and by priorities
  • Show initiative and be action-oriented
  • Concern for customer service

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability Status security clearance;
  • Willing to wear the Parks Canada uniform on occasion, if required;
  • Be available to work on weekends and on irregular schedules;
  • Ability to perform certain physical tasks as required by the position such as carrying loads up to 22.5 kg, and/or walking up to 10 km per day;
  • A valid class 5 driver's license (asset);
  • Applicants must be registered in a recognized post secondary school: university, college or CEGEP education program. Proof of student status will be required;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally entitled to work in Canada.


French essential or bilingual

How to apply

You want to be part of the team? It's easy! Send us your CV and a covering letter to the following address:

Parks Canada is a champion of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), and is committed to helping youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, build their work experience. In support of this initiative, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as a youth facing an employment barrier, indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability. As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.

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