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As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and student hiring (full-time, part-time and seasonal). Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to ensure terms and conditions of employment are met, the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete a vaccination attestation form.
As a Welder with Parks Canada, you’ll be providing integral support for the Highway Operations Unit in one of Canada’s most iconic places, while applying your skills and knowledge in a diverse workplace. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Provide welding, machining, and fabricating services
  • Repair and modify equipment, vehicles, machinery, and structures
  • Participate in developing designs and modifications to equipment, machinery, and structures
  • Maintain logs, records, and databases as necessary

Work environment
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

Passionate about welding and national parks? Then this career opportunity is for you! Our Welders support the Highway Operations Unit in routine and unique welding tasks on fleet vehicles, snow plows, and heavy equipment. In this position, you will work collaboratively with a comprehensive team of supervisors, mechanics, and highway maintenance crews to help keep our highways and corridors operational year round.
Intent of the process
The immediate need is to fill an indeterminate vacancy in Banff, AB. However, a qualified list may also be established to fill future needs- indeterminate, term, acting throughout the Highway Operations Unit.. This process may be used to establish a qualified list for various tenures and other operating areas.

Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
BC Journeyman Welding Certificate or Interprovincial Red Seal*

*Important Information: Should an insufficient number of qualified Welders apply, Apprentices may be considered, so all are encouraged to apply.

Degree equivalency

Valid Class 5 driver’s license

EX1: Training and experience in welding and fabrication
EX2: Training or experience in repair of automotive and heavy equipment
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of welding, cutting and brazing.
K2: Knowledge of safety measures and safety regulations common to garage operations

A1: Ability to use standard equipment (e.g., Mig and Tig welders, Aluminum Welders, plasma cutters)
A2: Ability to read schematics/drawings, understand and use manuals (both print and online) and use diagnostic tools
A3: Ability to weld, repair and manufacture a variety of equipment and structures using different metal types and methods
A4: Ability to effectively communicate orally
A5: Ability to effectively communicate in writing

PS1: Effective interpersonal skills
PS2: Sound judgment
PS3: Dependability
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsement

Ability to use computer systems, including email, Word, and internet
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Obtain and maintain reliability status security clearance

  • The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Parks Canada Agency requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that they either attest to their vaccination status or have been accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act prior to the date of their appointment.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Maintenance of welding ticket
  • Required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Tips for applicants:

  • When answering application questions, be thorough and provide concrete examples. “See resume” is not considered an acceptable answer. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
  • Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
  • You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be considered for the position.
  • Other qualifications listed as additional or asset are not mandatory to apply. However, these may be considered throughout the assessment process.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

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.

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.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Fixed term contract

Salary: $30.07-$32.68 per hour

Additional pay:


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift