The Crew Member applications will be updated and available on February 1 every year. You can view the forms here.
The applications are due April 1 every year. Applicants must create a profile and apply through the Government of Alberta Job Board, please see our application page for more information.
Visitors are not permitted on the JFR bases.
However, all staff get the August long weekend off and parents/guardians are to pick up their child on the Friday of the long weekend from their respective base.
Parents/Guardians will have a chance to see the base and meet some of the other staff in the local office.
Furthermore, parents will be invited to our summer-end event, called Bull of the Woods. Please visit the Bull of the Woods link for more information.
It is highly recommended that Crew Members are dropped off for training. Crew Members who drive personal vehicles are not permitted to drive them during the summer, except for the August long weekend.
Yes. However, you are not permitted to use your cell phone during work hours.
Some do, some do not. It depends on the area you go to. Let’s be serious though, we all need a break from technology. This gives you the opportunity to be more social and appreciate the environment around you.
There is no cost associated with applying to be a member. This is a summer job and you are the one who gets paid! Furthermore, there is no cost to live on the bases and all meals are covered during the summer.
However, you will need the appropriate gear, so you may need to purchase some clothing or boots to meet our safety requirements. Check out the equipment list to see what we recommend.
Yes! You must speak to a teacher or your career counselor to get the process started before the summer. We then work with schools across the province to get you up to 10 credits.
No. We love furry family members, but unfortunately no dogs or pets are allowed at the Cold Creek Base for our Bull of the Woods event. For the safety of all pets, please plan ahead and leave them at home instead of in your vehicle.
JFR Crew Leader applications are usually posted in December and will remain open until mid-February.