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Working at the House of Commons

At the House, we are committed to help you realize your full potential. We offer many opportunities to develop and advance your career, chances to try something new in a different field, or to change your career path. We provide all year training and learning opportunities to improve your professional skills and expertise.

Our Mandate

The House Administration proudly supports the House of Commons, its Members and its advancement as a parliamentary institution. We provide Members with the services, infrastructure and advice needed to carry out their work as legislators and representatives in the Chamber, in committees, in caucus and in their offices both on Parliament Hill and in their constituencies.

Our Vision

The vision of the House Administration is to be a leader in legislative administration, providing modern, dynamic services in a secure environment.

Our Values

We are guided by a set of core values—always striving for excellence in the provision of effective, non-partisan support to Members and acting as responsible stewards of the institution.

Respect for the democratic process

We believe in the importance of parliamentary institutions and the democratic process, and work to foster and strengthen respect for them.

Balancing continuity and change

We preserve the collective memory of the House of Commons and its traditions while facilitating its evolution to keep pace with Canadian society, and ensure institutional continuity while supporting Members as their needs evolve.

Professional excellence

We work together to provide effective, accountable and non-partisan support by acting ethically, responsibly and with integrity.

Inclusiveness

The House Administration creates a workplace that is inclusive where employees feel valued and respected.

Benefits

House of Commons Administration employees enjoy competitive compensation. Based on their employment status, they are entitled to a range of comprehensive benefits such as:

Health and Dental Care Plans

Indeterminate and Long-Term Employees receive group health, dental, disability and life insurance coverage.

Pension plan

Indeterminate and Long-Term Employees participate in the Public Service Pension Plan.

Flexible work schedules

Indeterminate and Long-Term Employees have access to a variety of work schedules subject to operational requirements.

Various types of leave

Employees can be entitled to four weeks of annual leave upon hiring and earn paid vacation credits based on their years of service as well as earn sick leave credits and other types of leave such as family leave, a personal day and a one-time one-week leave allotment.

Resources to promote well-being

Employees have access to our Employee and Family Assistance Program. They are encouraged to organize and participate in on-site fitness and wellness activities. They also have access to a modern fitness center.

Learning and advancement opportunities

Learning and development are part of the activities at the House of Commons. We invite our employees to improve their competencies and acquire new skills to realize their full potential.

We have a fair and transparent competition process.

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