Summer’s Out for School: SLPC Students Wrapping Up the Season

Students Are a Vital Part of the Workforce Across St. Lawrence Parks Commission Parks and Attractions

Parks of the St. Lawrence student staff and Fort Henry Guard Drum Major.

Morrisburg, ON — As the school bell tolls for students everywhere, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is preparing to say goodbye to a vital part of its seasonal workforce. Each summer season, SLPC proudly welcomes more than 300 students from across Eastern Ontario to work as retail associates, groundskeepers, fishing instructors, historic interpreters and many more positions that are critical to operations at its 10 campgrounds, six beach and day-use areas, three historic sites, two scenic parkways, golf club and marina.

SLPC is one of Eastern Ontario’s largest seasonal and student employers with 64 full time staff, increasing to more than 500 staff during peak tourism season, the majority of which are students at both the post-secondary and secondary levels.

Students bring unique skills to their summer jobs, such as the ability to play instruments, athletics, trade skills and even pumpkin carving, making memorable experiences for guests on the front line and behind the scenes. In return, students gain valuable experience of their own and an introduction to the tourism industry.

SLPC would like to thank the hundreds of students that made this summer season a success. They have contributed to the SLPC mission of providing an exceptional customer experience and driving economic prosperity in the region. Without them, our sites would not be able to welcome the 600,000 visitors that visit us every year or attain the more than $80,000,000 estimated annual economic impact SLPC sites generate for Eastern Ontario.

Best wishes for the school year ahead!

About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 day-use beach and picnic areas, including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.

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Heather Kearney
Manager, Guest Relations and Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission

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