Apply By: Saturday, April 6, 2024 11:59 pm EDT
Approximately 219 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Student – Learn to Camp/Learn to Fish Program Leader

Various Ministries
Various Divisions and Branches
Earl Rowe Provincial Park (Alliston), Grundy Lake Provincial Park (Britt)*, Mississauga, Omemee, Peterborough, Sibbald Point Provincial Park (Sutton West), Six Mile Lake Provincial Park (Port Severn)
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
14 Temporary positions ranging from 6 - 18 weeks between May and September
Job Code:
Student 2 - Student Level 2
$17.40 - $17.40 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:

Are you a student or recent graduate looking for an opportunity to build your career over the summer? Are you passionate about making a difference?

The Summer Employment Opportunities program provides opportunities to obtain valuable work experience, gain transferable skills, and build professional networks.

  • LEARN: Jump start your career, whether you want to learn business skills, use your French language skills, help out in a lab, or work outdoors. Put the knowledge you've acquired at school into action.
  • GROW: Enhance your skills and expand your network by working on projects, leading initiatives and sharing your ideas. Transfer the skills you learn to your future school and work experiences.
  • CONTRIBUTE: In addition to advancing your professional and personal skills, you will also give back to your community. Spend your summer working to support the interests of Ontarians!
Information to assist you with the application process is available on the Summer Employment Opportunities website (opens in a new tab).

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and at various locations across Ontario. Certain cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario and may not be accessible by public transit. Carefully review locations through Google Maps (opens in a new tab) and select ONLY those locations that you are able to travel to and work in. You can select up to 10 locations.

  • Relocation expenses and/or accommodations are not covered by ministries.
  • The number of positions to be filled is approximate and subject to change.
  • Please use your legal name when applying to the job ad.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Ontario Parks offers two exciting educational programs called Learn to Camp and Learn to Fish. These unique programs engage people in outdoor activities by providing hands-on learning opportunities related to camping and fishing. Program leaders are needed to introduce new people to camping and fishing in Ontario. The successful candidates will work in a team to lead all aspects of the Learn to Camp/Learn to Fish programs, including organizing and conducting teaching sessions, maintenance and inventory of equipment and supplies, and providing support to program marketing activities.

Work Description

As a Learn to Camp/Learn to Fish Program Leader, you may have the opportunity to work on some or all of the following activities:
  • Prepare and deliver teaching sessions based on an established curriculum.
  • Maintain, track, and manage all equipment required for program delivery.
  • Maintain accurate records (e.g. equipment inventory, attendance records) and complete post-program reports.
  • Deliver presentations to park visitors and local community groups.
  • Support program marketing activities locally and provincially (e.g. lead promotional events, develop content for online posting and e-newsletters, take group photos and video footage, and support media coverage).

How do I qualify?


You must meet all eligibility criteria by the first day of employment (contracts begin between May and July):

  1. Student Status: You must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) OR you must have graduated within the past six months (for example, if you graduated in December, you can apply for and start a summer student position up until June of the following year).
  2. Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.
  3. Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.
  4. Work Status: You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.
  5. Application: Applications are only accepted online by clicking the "Apply Online" button. Your application should describe how you meet the knowledge and skill requirements outlined on this ad.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • You apply your written communication skills to document findings and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, data records, presentations, meeting minutes, training materials, visual aids, etc.).
  • You apply your customer service and verbal, written, and active listening communication skills to perform reception duties, respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries, and provide information to internal clients and/or the public.
  • You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

Technical Skills and Knowledge

  • You apply your extensive knowledge of camping/fishing practices and equipment during teaching sessions, and are able to lead diverse groups of people with varying needs through creative, engaging, and fun teaching sessions.
  • You are comfortable working outdoors leading large groups of participants in a campground or lakeside setting for extended periods of time.
  • You apply your marketing/promotional/creative knowledge and/or experience to produce promotional materials for the program.
  • You have experience with and/or general knowledge of the Ontario Parks system (e.g. role, priorities, rules and regulations, specific parks, and fishing regulations).
  • You apply your technical knowledge of a variety of software applications and computer hardware to support program activities (e.g. registration tracking, creation of promotional materials, etc.).

Analytical and Organizational Skills

  • You apply your organizational skills to track and manage program equipment.
  • You plan, organize, track, and prioritize multiple duties (e.g. overnight programs, community presentations, marketing activities, tracking inventory/attendance) and meet competing deadlines.
  • You apply your research and analytical skills to gather, assess, and summarize information, and develop options.
  • You exercise your good judgement while working under minimal supervision.
  • You are able to adapt programs to changing circumstances (e.g. late arrivals, inclement weather conditions).

Other Requirements

  • Certain positions require that you have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver's Licence or equivalent. (Knowledge or experience operating a vehicle with a trailer is considered an asset.)
  • Certain positions require that you have certification in Standard First Aid and CPR.
  • You are willing and able to work shifts and weekends with an irregular work schedule up to 40 hours/week, and to work in an outdoor environment.

Other Summer Opportunities

We offer a variety of job types in diverse career fields. See what other summer opportunities are currently available!

Also, check out all the other student and new professional opportunities offered within the Ontario Public Service.

Additional Information:

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Sunday, February 11, 2024
  • Some positions advertised on this job ad are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and successful candidates will be required to pay monthly union dues, which are automatically deducted from your pay.

    Other positions advertised on this job ad may be excluded from the OPSEU Collective Agreement (i.e. not represented by OPSEU), depending on the business area within the Ministry in which the work is performed. You will be advised during the recruitment process by the hiring manager of the business area.

    You will receive a confirmation splash page verifying receipt of your application when it has been successfully received. You will only receive an email confirmation if you have entered your email address in the application. If you do not receive a confirmation splash page, it is likely that your application was not successfully received and it is recommended that you resubmit your application. If that still does not result in a confirmation, please contact during the posting period. We cannot provide assistance with submitting your application after the job ad deadline date.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 6, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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