Student Resource Conservation GIS - Winnipeg
Government of Canada
Winnipeg, MB
Parks Canada
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
SU-01 - Student - Resource Conservation/GIS
full-time April, 2019 - September, 2019
$12.93 to $16.49 per hour (salary under review (plus isolated post allowances))
Closing date: 5 March 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:
  • currently enrolled as a full-time student in an academic institution;
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic term;
  • have legal status to work in Canada.
Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada (i.e. Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit).
Apply online

Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Summer Adventure of a Lifetime!

If you have ever wanted to gain something more from your summer work experience, this could be the job for you! Interested in visiting the coast of Hudson Bay where thousands of beluga whales ply the coastal waters and polar bears congregate along the shoreline? Would you like to gain a sense of history by working in and around an historic fur trade era fort?
Churchill, Manitoba is a destination of choice for many International travellers who are attracted by the close proximity to wildlife and the sub-arctic eco-system. This small, northern town has plenty of amenities such as a gym, saltwater pool, recreation centre, movie theatre, bowling alley, hockey arena, yoga, circuit training and opportunities to get out and see the landscape, the waterways and the wildlife. Accessible by air or rail. Past summer students tell us this has been one of the most exciting summers of their lives. Apply now! Apply online.

Interviews for the Student position will occur in March 2019.
Successful candidates are responsible for their own accommodation and living expenses.

Applications will only be accepted through the public service resourcing system.
When answering screening questions please provide examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

  • Assists with data management to support ecological monitoring, prevention, visitor safety and outreach for Parks Canada’s Manitoba Field Unit.
  • Enter data and maintain information/data systems; basic data and records management
Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to hire students for the spring and summer of 2019. Please ensure you clearly demonstrate that you meet the experience and education criteria in your answers to the screening questions.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter in 750 words (maximum)

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in full-time post-secondary institution and have completed at least one year of studies working towards a diploma or degree with specialization in geographic information systems, environmental and/or natural sciences or other related to the position.
Degree equivalency


  • Experience gathering and entering field data;
  • Experience using various computer programs and data management.
  • Experience in records management and/or GIS.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

  • General knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate;
  • Basic knowledge of administrative process and research and report writing techniques;

  • Ability to search for, collect and record information;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Knowledge of environmental and natural sciences theories and principles;
  • Knowledge of methodology and procedures for scientific testing and data/sampling collection.
All selected candidates must:
  • Be able to find own housing in area
  • Be able to work in inclement weather when required
  • Wear a uniform as per Parks Canada Uniform Policy and prescribed protective equipment
  • Work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial holidays, when required
  • Work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation (helicopters, float plane, motor boat), when required
. Complete training and obtain certification as required

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Possesion of Class 5 Driver's License

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Tips for applicants:
  • When answering the screening questions ensure that you provide complete and thorough details of your experience. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element.
  • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.