If you're planning to spend as much time as possible outside this summer, you could actually get paid to do it.
The Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks has a variety of student jobs in Ontario available at parks across the province, from Algonquin to Wasaga Beach.
Park Rangers will work in temporary placements ranging from 7 to 18 weeks between May and September 2021.
You could become a Gate Attendant and welcome visitors to the park or help guests connect with the park's resources as a Discovery Ranger.
If you're more of an adventurous type, you can even become an Interior Ranger who works in the "backcountry" areas of the parks, reaching remote campsites by boat, portaging, or hiking.
All of these jobs require "student status," meaning that you're currently enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary school. You can also apply if you're starting in the fall or just graduated within the past six months.
Some of the jobs also require an Ontario G2 license, Standard First Aid, CPR training, and more. You must also be willing to work up to 36.5 hours per week.
Your deadline to submit a Park Ranger application is March 15, 2021!
Student Park Ranger
Salary: 14.25 to $15.10 per hour
Company: Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Who Should Apply: Students who want to work in nature this summer and develop their skillset in a variety of areas, from outdoor conservation to administrative work.
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