Jasper Jobs: Working for Jasper National Park
Who ever said work has to be a chore? Whether you’re looking to start or continue a career, or spend a summer exploring Jasper National Park, you’ll find that the Park is a great place to work.
Jasper is certainly one of the most beautiful places in all the Rockies, but most people, if they’re lucky, get to spend about a week here before heading home. Working in Jasper will give you a chance to see a bit more of this amazing park, and take a crack at experiencing all the great activities it offers, including rafting, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, backpacking, fishing… I could go on forever, and so could you on your quest to try them all.
The park offers a wide variety of different jobs, and just about anyone could come here, not just for the beauty and the fun activities available, but to get that ever elusive “job experience” people are always talking about.
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 for Jasper National Park:
To be eligible to work Japser National Park student jobs, you must:
- Be a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution.
- 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.
Meet minimum age requirements for working in Alberta.
Your pay will be based on rates set by Parks Canada in line with federal government student programs.