Parks Canada
Patrick Davis, a historical restoration craftsperson at Parks Canada, carries out work using a shaper   (Photo credit: Sophie Deschamps)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Parks Canada was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2024):

  • Parks Canada helps employees plan securely for the future with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- employees nearing retirement can also take advantage of phased-in work options, allowing them to gradually reduce their hours
  • Parks Canada supports lifelong learning with tuition subsidies for courses taken externally as well as offering a number of in-house training programs
Employee at Parks Canada   (Photo credit: Cassie Pellerin)

Highlights

Industry Federal government, heritage sites and parks management
Established in Canada 1911
Major Canadian locations Gatineau QC
Full-time employees in Canada 6,436
Part-time employees in Canada 338
Average age of employees in Canada 38 years
Longest serving employee 51 years
Benefits note Parks Canada has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $2,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 32 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 93% of salary for 32 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 37 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

The Career Directory

Parks Canada has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, heritage sites and parks management
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Major Canadian locations Gatineau QC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes, health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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