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FAQs

When will applications be posted for Crew Members?Answer

The Crew Member applications will be updated and available on February 1 every year. You can view the forms here.

When are the applications due for Crew Members?Answer

The applications are due April 1 every year. They must be emailed to jfr.info@gov.ab.ca.

Can I visit my son or daughter during the summer?Answer

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. 

 

As a Crew Member, can I drive myself or should I get dropped off?Answer

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.

Can I bring my cell phone?Answer

Yes. However, you are not permitted to use your cell phone during work hours.

Do the bases have Wi-Fi?Answer

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.

Do I need to pay anything to apply to the JFR program as a Crew Member?Answer

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.

Can I earn high school work experience credits?Answer

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.

Are dogs/pets allowed at Bull of the Woods?Answer

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.

When will crew leader applications be posted?Answer

JFR Crew Leader applications are usually posted in December and will remain open until mid-February.

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