Notice of opportunity for Ministerial appointment: Wapusk Management Board


Board Member, Wapusk National Park Management Board, (part time) – Three-year term from date of appointment


Wapusk National Park Management Board Mandate: The federal-provincial agreement for Wapusk National Park, signed April 24, 1996, provides for the establishment of a park management board. The Wapusk Management Board advises the Minister responsible for Parks Canada on all aspects of park planning and operation.

The ten-member board is made up of representatives of Government of Canada; Province of Manitoba; Town of Churchill; Fox Lake Cree Nation; and York Factory First Nation. One member is appointed by the federal Minister, which we are seeking to fill with this notice of opportunity.

Key Activities:The Board advises the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada on the planning, management and operation of Wapusk National Park. The Board meets two to three times yearly, either face to face or by teleconference. The location of each meeting varies among different communities in Manitoba and requires infrequent travel. Travel arrangements and other administrative details are handled by Parks Canada team members.

Remuneration: This is a part-time position. Members do not become a part of the Public Service of Canada as a result of this Ministerial appointment.

  • Remuneration is set out in the Terms of Reference for the Board. $250.00/day or $125.00/half-day (rates effective as of March 1, 2013).
  • Expenses covered: Travel, hotel, meals and incidentals incurred in the performance of duties are reimbursed at the rates applicable under the Parks Canada Travel Directive.

Position Location/Time Commitment:

  • A minimum of two to three meetings annually, including one face-to-face and other meetings by teleconference.
  • Face-to-face meetings may take place in Churchill, Thompson, Gillam (or surrounding First Nations communities), or Winnipeg.

How to apply

Candidates must submit an application to by July 26, 2018. The application must include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (c.v.) and contact information;
  • Contact information for two references; and
  • A cover letter demonstrating suitability and interest in the position.

Eligibility criteria and qualifications

To be considered for this position, please provide concrete examples in your application that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following education and experience requirements:

Education, experience and knowledge requirements


  • A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, job-related training and/or experience in the areas related to the work of the Board.


  • Of the tourism marketing industry and/or visitor experience activities in the Churchill region;
  • Of protected area management, natural and cultural resource management or other related fields;
  • Of Wapusk National Park, the Western Hudson Bay Lowlands and the Churchill region; and
  • Of Parks Canada’s system of national parks.


  • Two or more years in planning- or policy-related work in the tourism or recreation industry;
  • Working at a senior level in planning, policy and/or research as it pertains to northern Manitoba and the management/promotion of protected areas;
  • Working on advisory boards or committees; and/or
  • Working with Indigenous partners.


  • To analyze resource materials to ensure full and meaningful participation; and
  • To place local/regional/provincial issues in a national perspective.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, your references will be contacted to verify how you have demonstrated the above requirements and the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:

Personal attributes

  • Leadership
  • Sound judgment
  • High ethical standards and integrity (mandatory)
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Initiative

Official languages and diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for these positions. You are therefore encouraged to indicate your ability to speak and understand your second official language in your application. The Government is committed to ensuring that its appointments take into consideration the desire to achieve gender parity and reflect Canada’s diversity, in terms of linguistic, regional and employment equity representation. You are therefore encouraged to indicate in your application if you are a member of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with a disability, visible minority.  Please note that there is no requirement to provide this information, i.e., provision of this information is voluntary.

Eligibility factors and conditions of appointment

  • Members must be willing and able to travel to northern Manitoba, including Churchill, Thompson and Gillam, and to Winnipeg.
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

If you are appointed to this position:

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Personal information collection statement

Your personal information is protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act. The information will be held in Standard Personal Information Bank, Members of Boards, Committees and Councils PSU 919, and it will be retained according to the retention and disposal schedule established for this bank.

Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to request access to and correction of your personal information, if erroneous or incomplete. If you wish to avail yourself of this right or require clarification about this Statement, please contact our Privacy Coordinator at For more information on privacy issues and the Privacy Act, you may also consult the Privacy Commissioner's website.

The transmission of this information is not secure, therefore sensitive personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number, should not be included. If after reading this statement, you prefer not to submit your inquiry via email, you may send it by mail to:

Director General, Corporate Secretariat
Environment and Climate Change Canada,
Fontaine Building, 2nd floor
200 Sacré-Coeur Blvd
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

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