If you’ve been looking for a career change, look no further. There are so many government jobs in Canada available, and some pay surprisingly well! Whether you’ve always dreamed of moving to the Rockies, or are looking for a life-changing opportunity on the coast, there could be a dream-position out there for you right now. 

It’s not always easy to take the leap and apply for a new job, especially if it involves moving to another region or exploring a new profession.

That said, there are so many jobs out there that are extra-interesting or extra-unusual, and some have extra-hefty salaries to match. 

With starting wages of up to $24 per hour, and annual salaries up to $60,000, you might even find a role you’d consider moving across the country for. 

Whether your skills are in cleaning, maintenance, customer service or something else, there’s bound to be a Government of Canada job out there that suits your experience and education. 

In fact, some of these positions require no specific education at all! 

From Quebec and Ontario to New Brunswick, Alberta and even Yukon, there are cool positions up for grabs everywhere right now.  

What are you waiting for? It’s time to get paid!

User Support Technician

Salary: $49,647 to $56,118 per year

Company: Statistics Canada

Why You Should Apply: With 21 positions to be filled across the country, this is a great opportunity for anybody with an I.T. background. You’ll be required to provide tech support and assistance to clients, prepare and update inventories and resolve basic technological issues, among other things.

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Heritage Presenter

Salary: $43,420 to $48,879 per year

Company: Parks Canada

Why You Should Apply: This Winnipeg-based role is perfect for anybody who’s passionate about Canada’s beautiful national parks and who loves chatting with new people. The job includes taking payments for tours, selling discovery passes and Parks Canada merchandise, and sharing useful information with visitors from around the world.

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Food Distribution Helper

Salary: $18.62 to $20.26 per hour

Company: Correctional Service Canada

Why You Should Apply: If you’ve completed two years of secondary school, and are based in the Dorchester area of New Brunswick, this could be a really interesting opportunity for you. You’d work in a correctional institution to train offenders in the area of Food Services. You’ll help to improve their employability skills and behaviour, while also learning a lot yourself, too.

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Administrative Assistant

Salary: $47,729 to $57,643 per year

Company: National Defence (Royal Canadian Air Force) 

Why You Should Apply: Calling all Quebecers! If you’re comfortably bilingual and have experience within the field, this could be a great opportunity. While there’s not too much information provided about the role itself, working for the Royal Canadian Air Force is unlikely to be boring, right?

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Cashier

Salary: $21.79 to $23.67 per hour

Company: Parks Canada

Why You Should Apply: If you’ve ever dreamed of living in Alberta’s glorious Jasper National Park, look no further. In this role, you’d work at the Miette Hot Springs in the heart of the park, greeting guests and assisting in day-to-day duties. It pays well, and it’s in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada.

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Cleaning Services Officer

Salary: $22.90 to $24.90 per hour

Company: Correctional Service Canada 

Why You Should Apply: With positions available across beautiful B.C., these well-paid cleaning positions are great for anybody looking for a short-term job in the housekeeping industry.  You’ll be expected to conduct "a variety of cleaning/maintenance services," and will need some basic housekeeping skills to apply.

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Assistant Lightkeeper

Salary: $38,979 to $60,531 per year

Company: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Why You Should Apply: If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring Atlantic Canada’s most magnificent lighthouses, this job is for you. The employers are looking for somebody to keep watch at various stations, to ensure passing boats and mariners are safe as they pass through Canadian waters. 

The job listing says this is “perfect for you if you enjoy the peace and serenity of working in a quiet work environment.” That said, you will need relevant experience in general maintenance and operating mechanical equipment. 

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Visitor Services Attendant

Salary: $22.91 to $24.90 per hour

Company: Parks Canada

Why You Should Apply: Life in the Rockies is calling! In this Alberta-based role, you’d be required to collect money at Parks Canada entrance gateways, assist customers in visitor centres, and help out in historic sites, marine conservation grounds and more. With such a range of responsibilities, this is ideal for anybody wanting to escape the office.

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Facilities Attendant

Salary: $18.63 to $20.25 per hour

Company: Parks Canada

Why You Should Apply: If you live in Yukon, or would like to work in “one of the most diverse field units across the country,” this role could be for you. While not much information about the duties has been shared by Parks Canada, they claim to offer a “one-of-a-kind experience” on their sites. With no specific education required for this position, why not try applying?

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