Parks Canada

Parks Canada

March 24, 2010 13:58 ET

Parks Canada-Canada's Greatest Summer Job: Only a Few Days Left to Apply

Parks Canada is looking for 32 post-secondary video production students for summer jobs all over the country. The application deadline is Saturday, March 27 at midnight.

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) - As part of the celebrations marking the 125th anniversary of the national parks of Canada, the Parks Canada Agency is currently recruiting a team of 32 post-secondary video production students for summer jobs in different field units across the country. Their job will involve producing a series of video reports on their experiences in national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

The students will meet for the first time in May in Banff, the first national park ever created in Canada. There, they will participate in a one-week orientation and video production training session. In August, the group will get together again, this time in the Torngat Mountains National Park of Canada, the country's newest national park, to discuss their respective experiences. Between these two meetings, each student will work in his or her field unit preparing a report for Parks Canada.

In November, some members of the group will meet again in Banff, during the Banff Mountain Film Festival, to take part in workshops and attend seminars. They could also win a prize for the best work by students.

Canada's Greatest Summer Job will provide 32 young reporters with a unique experience in the vast Parks Canada network and a chance to find out about the cultural, natural and historical heritage gems that belong to all Canadians. The videos produced over the summer will in turn help other young Canadians to learn about, appreciate and support Parks Canada.

The deadline to apply for this exciting job opportunity is Saturday, March 27 at midnight. Until then, students can apply directly on the site: http://www.workopolis.com/EN/job-search/jobs?e=790830&lg=en

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Parks Canada manages one of the finest and most extensive systems of protected areas in the world. There are 167 national historic sites, 42 national parks and 3 national marine conservation areas located throughout Canada. All these unique and exceptional places represent the very essence of Canada. They tell its story and offer an unforgettable and unique experience for visitors who are looking to discover the real Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Parks Canada
    Media Relations
    National Corporate Communications Branch
    819-994-3023