The recruitment cycle for the House of Commons Page Program is on now through to a December 4th deadline.
Pages are first-year undergraduate students who work in the House of Commons in Ottawa for one year. Under the terms of their contract, Pages are paid $16,088 in 26 equal payments over a 12-month period. In addition, a sum of $1,200 is paid at the end of the employment period for successful completion of the contract.
Are you interested in:
- studying in Ottawa after high school?
- working on Parliament Hill?
- Making lasting friendships?
Each year 40 students graduating from high school are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program.
Pages work in the House of Commons Chamber under the direction of a group of supervisors and a coordinator. They provide various services to Members of Parliament, the Speaker and Chair Occupants, and Table Officers. For example, Pages collect and distribute official documents, deliver messages to Members, serve as a link between Members and their Hill offices, answer telephone calls, and make photocopies. On occasion, Pages also meet with youth groups to speak about their duties and their experience on Parliament Hill.
Professional, impartial, and efficient service is a hallmark of the House of Commons Page Program.
In late August, new Pages begin their stay in Ottawa with an
intensive training program. During this training, they learn about their
new work environment, their responsibilities and duties, and what they
need to know in order to provide the high level of service required in
the House of Commons.
To qualify you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
- be graduating from high school or CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and starting full-time studies at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region in September of the year of employment as a Page;
- have obtained an overall academic average of at least 80% the previous year (Grade 11, or secondary IV, or your first year of CEGEP in Quebec), and subsequently maintain this average (transcripts to be provided); and
- be able to orally communicate fluently in both official languages, as evaluated by the House of Commons.
Application deadline is December 4, 2017