Parks Canada Banff AB Class 1 & Class 3 Snow Plow Operator

Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit in Banff, AB
$28.19–$31.67 an hour - Temporary, Seasonal, Full-time, Fixed term contract
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit in Banff, AB
$28.19–$31.67 an hour

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$28.19–$31.67 an hour
Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed
Night shift
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Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit in Banff, AB

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Full job description
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit
Banff-Kootenay Operating Area (Banff, AB and Radium Hot Springs, BC), Lake Louise-Yoho Operating Area (Lake Louise, AB), Mount Revelstoke and Glacier Operating Area (Rogers Pass, BC)
GL-MDO-06, GL-MDO-07
$28.19 to $31.67 per hour (effective August 5, 2024, rate will be $28.82 to $32.38 per hour)

Closing date: 25 September 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.


A job that takes your breath away! Start your career with the Highway Operations Team today!

What’s in it for you?

Benefits – Extended medical, dental after 3 months. (for positions 6 months in duration or longer).
Pension Plan
Work/life balance — 4 days on and 3 days off per week!
Guaranteed full time hours. Shift and weekend premiums available.
Opportunity to grow and apply to internal positions across the Public Service.
The chance to live and work in some of the most iconic mountain environments.
Conducts highway/road clearing and snow removal using medium and heavy vehicles (Wheel loader, grader, skid steer) and equipment requiring a Class 1 or 3 license with air brake endorsement; operates/controls multiple blades and salting mechanisms; and performs a variety of highway/road maintenance tasks for the Parks Canada Agency.

Work environment

Experience what it’s like to live and work with the mountains on your doorstep! The Highway Operation Unit spans all through the Mountain National Parks, including Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise/Yoho, Kootenay, and Mount Revelstoke & Glacier. Our employees play a critical role in keeping highways safe and maintained year round.

We offer an engaging work environment with opportunity for growth and advancement. Our diverse teams are made up of drivers, mechanics, welders, and supervisory roles. Become a part of our dynamic team today!

Intent of the process

The Highway Operations Unit is gearing up for a busy winter season and is looking to hire a number of Class 1 & 3 Snow Plow Operators for positions that are up to 6 months in duration.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references. One reference needs to be a recent* direct supervisor, and the second a past supervisor.

*Recent is defined as within the last 5 years.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

For GL MDO 06 positions: Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsement
For GL MDO 07 positions: Class 1 driver’s license with air brake endorsement


Experience driving heavy trucks
Experience operating heavy equipment
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential


Knowledge of highway maintenance and traffic control procedures.
Knowledge of safety measures and regulations common to highway maintenance.

Ability to operate heavy trucks up to GVW 60,000 pounds
Ability to visually inspect equipment and perform pre and post trip maintenance
Ability to assess and report on road, visibility, and weather conditions.

Effective Interpersonal Skills
Sound Judgement
Communicates Effectively
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


Experience with highway road maintenance
Experience with snow removal

Required to wear identifier clothing and required safety equipment.
Required to travel over roads closed to the general public and to work under avalanche hazard conditions.
Required to travel and/or work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time.
Required to work shift work – during day – and nighttime hours, overtime, weekends, and/or statutory holidays, provincial/territorial holidays, and call back or standby duty.
Candidates will be required to undergo and meet the requirements for a medical examination/pre-employment medical examinations and/or periodic medical checks.
Conditions of employment

Reliability status
Maintenance of a valid Class 1 or 3 license with Air Brake endorsement
Willing and able to lift up to 23 kg without the use of lifting aids
Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 months

Pay: $28.19-$31.67 per hour


Extended health care
Compensation package:

Overtime pay
Flexible Language Requirement:

French not required

Day shift
Night shift
Expected start date: 2024-10-10

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