Woods Canada looks to hire Canadians to camp across the country

Woods Canada is looking for outdoor adventurers to go camping across the country, and they are even offering a salary.

Outdoor gear company offering $20K salary, travel and meals for 5 months

Woods Canada is looking for two people to fill the position of 'explorer' from May to September. (Chris Harris Photography)

If you love the outdoors, this could be your dream job. It runs six days a week for five months, but for many people — it won't feel like work.

"We're giving people the opportunity to take a trip of a lifetime. And they're going to get paid to do it," said James Prescott, associate VP of Woods Canada.

The company, which makes outdoor gear, is hiring two Canadians to take on the role of "explorer" this summer.

The successful candidates will be required to hike, climb, cycle, paddle, portage and camp the Trans-Canada Trail (TCT) — a network of 17,000 kilometres of trail between the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans.

"We're not looking for adrenaline junkies or the next survivor candidate," said Prescott.

"While we do need people who are really outgoing and adventurous, we also are looking for people who are really keen to connect with other Canadians through social media," he said.

Here's the compensation for the gig, which runs from May 12 to Sept. 30, 2015:

  • $20,000 salary for five months.
  • $2,000 bonus on completion of job.
  • All related travel costs (flights, car rental).
  • Accommodations (hotels, camp fees).
  • $300 weekly per diem to cover food/beverages and miscellaneous costs.
  • Camping gear.

Applicants are asked to submit a video and are welcome to apply as team of two or as an individual. The deadline is April 17.

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