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Jasper Jobs: Spend summer vacation in the park

Jasper Jobs: Great Park jobs way students

Working in Jasper National Park has to be one of the best possibly ways to spend a summer away from college.

You’ll meet great people, spend one lots of time in one of the world’s most beautiful places, and, yeah, get that “job experience” stuff people are always going on about.

Get a summer job in Banff, and see the best of the Rockies.

The park has plenty of seasonal Jasper jobs involving all sorts of different skills. They typically go from May to September.


Your pay will be based on rates set by Parks Canada in line with federal government student programs.

How to Apply

The Federal Student Work Experience Program(FSWEP) does student recruitment for Parks Canada. The core of the program is a nation-wide electronic inventory of students seeking a student jobs. This inventory is administered by the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Canada for approximately 90,000 names every year across Canada. FSWEP campaigns normally run from October of one year to September of the following year. The exact date of the beginning of the next campaign will be posted on the FSWEP site at the appropriate time. At the end of each campaign, the PSC deletes all the data from its computerized inventory, so students who wish to be considered for jobs must complete a new application for each campaign. There is no deadline for applying, but most locations submit their requests for referrals from January to April.

To apply, fill out the FSWEP application form on-line and be sure to apply directly to the “Parks Canada Student Employment Programs” listed under “Departmental Programs”. Schools, public libraries, campus career centres, Human Resource Centres of Canada, offices of the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Canada and cyber-cafés are excellent venues for students to access the Internet.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible to work Jasper National Park student jobs, you must:

  • Meet minimum age requirements for working in Alberta.
  • Be recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are enrolled.
  • Returning to full-time studies in the next academic year or:
  • Be in their last year of study and eligible to work part-time until the completion of their last academic term. You may be asked to provide proof that you meet these requirements.
  • Be a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution.

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