How to Become a BC Parks Student Ranger



Are you…

  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or individual granted refugee status in Canada;
  • between 18 and 30 years old;
  • a fulltime student within the past six months;
  • inspired to conserve B.C.’s parks and protected areas; and
  • able to work outdoors and camp overnight with a diverse team?

… then this could be the job for you!

The BC Parks Student Ranger Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 season.  The 2020 program aims to provide young adults with hands-on work experience in a diverse range of projects related to conservation, recreation, Indigenous relations, and community outreach and education while working in spectacular natural spaces.

For the 2020 season, twelve crews of student rangers will be based out of offices in Victoria (Goldstream Provincial Park), Black Creek (Miracle Beach Provincial Park), Maple Ridge (Golden Ears Provincial Park), Sechelt (Porpoise Bay Provincial Park), Penticton, Nelson, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Smithers, Terrace, Prince George and Fort St. John. Crews will perform work in the surrounding parks from their point of assembly office.

Each crew will consist of one crew lead and three crew members for a total of 48 student rangers. Crew lead positions are scheduled to begin May 4 and crew member positions on May 25. Both positions will continue work until August 29. BC Parks strongly encourages Indigenous youth to apply.


 

Requirements to be a 2020 student ranger crew lead:

  • Registered as a full-time student at an academic institution within the past six months [in or outside of Canada].
  • Experience leading a group of two or more people to accomplish a task or project during an academic, work, community or volunteer-based experience.
  • Between 19 to 30 years of age.
  • Have, or can obtain [by no later than May 1, 2020], a valid B.C. Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • Available to work continuously from May to August 2020.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

Requirements to be a 2020 student ranger crew member:

  • Registered as a full-time student at an accredited academic institution within the past six months [in or outside of Canada].
  • Between 18 to 30 years of age.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
  • Available to work continuously from May to August 2020.

 

The 2020 Student Ranger Program will be made possible thanks to funding from the BC Parks Licence Plate Program and Government of Canada. The federal government will be providing additional funding support for the 2020 Student Ranger Program through the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, as part of their partnership with Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada). This initiative is made possible through BC Parks’ membership in the Canadian Parks Council.

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