Your dream job on the Carillon Canal! 

Lock/bridge operator I

Operating the controls of the locks and bridges on a historic canal, welcoming boaters, providing visitors with quality service and working in a unique setting at the Carillon Canal National Historic Site—what more could you ask for? Parks Canada’s Quebec Waterways team is currently seeking qualified candidate with a keen interest in the world of navigation to work the locks on the Carillon Canal. Spread the word!

Working the locks for Parks Canada: An exciting job awaits!

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You think you are the ideal candidate? Apply!

Parks Canada wishes to fill positions on a temporary or permanent basis for different periods between May to October. Tasks consist of operating the locks, grounds maintenance and customer service. 

Qualities sought

Candidate must be enthusiastic, physically fit and able to multitask—and enjoy working outside, rain or shine. The lock keepers are known for their exceptional customer service, so it is important to enjoy working with the public.

Candidate must be available from April to October, have completed high school (Secondary V) and hold a driver’s licence. The ability to communicate in English is considered an asset.

The position is well-paying, with an hourly rate between $23.87 and $25.95 depending on experience. (2018)

This enriching and fulfilling job could be yours!

Feel at home on the water and looking for a seasonal job? You could be the ideal candidate for this unusual vocation! Apply today! Submit your resume online at The recruitment period closes on December 9, but other positions will have to be filled soon on other Parks Canada historical canals in Quebec. Who knows—perhaps we’ll see you canal-side this summer!