Positions Available:

Outfitting Department:

Dealing with customers, filling-out rental contracts, and ‘putting-out’ customers on trip. We run daily canoe deliveries to campgrounds, pack food and equipment for complete outfitting packages and run one-day and overnight guided canoe trips (guides are knowledgeable, experienced and not usually first year staff). Requirements: drivers license, first aid, WHMIS, safe boating license, canoe paddling experience and knowledge of Algonquin Park.

Retail Department:

Three different areas of operation; Gift Shop, Grocery Store and Supply Store. Daily interaction with customers, processing purchases, merchandising, stocking, cleaning and backroom receiving and stocking. Retail experience an asset.


Servers, Take-out Counter staff and Cooks are needed. The pace is fast but friendly. The restaurant seats 100, is licensed and occasionally does bus tours. Kitchen staff is taught all areas, from food prep to the grill. Experience in job applied for is an asset!

Seasons of Work Available:

(Combinations available)

  • Spring: late April to end of June.
  • Summer: end of June to Labour Day weekend.


portage-store-staff-with-turtleRoom and Board:

Is available and is based on two people per room. Some age restrictions apply Shared areas include kitchen, common room, bathrooms and laundry. Perks include, living on the waterfront, fire pit, volleyball court, group events, and access to store equipment during off hours.


Individuals interested in applying need to forward us a covering e-mail, their resume and any other documentation and references they have. We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. All applicants must be legally able to work in the Province of Ontario, Canada. We will contact applicants we are interested in to arrange for an in-person interview. We will be interviewing in Toronto, Ottawa and Huntsville in March and April and will continue in Algonquin Park once we open. All interviews must be scheduled in advance.


Applicants With Disabilities:

The Portage Store welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are made available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

E-mail:[email protected]

Mail Address: The Portage Store, Box 10009, Huntsville, ON, P1H 2H4