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Youth Opportunities - Employment - House of Commons

Student Employment Program

As one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 2021, the House of Commons Administration maintains its commitment to continue helping young, aspiring professionals gain valuable work experience and develop new skills and competencies.

Students who are actively seeking employment are invited to apply to the Student Employment Program online. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 16;
  • Canadian citizenship, permanent residency or a valid study permit (for international students);
  • Current enrolment as a full-time student at a recognized secondary or post-secondary institution; and
  • Enrolment as a part-time or full-time student in the next academic year.

Top reasons to join the House of Commons Administration

  • Work at the Heart of democracy
  • National Capital Region’s Top Employers
  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • An attractive hourly salary
  • Work-life balance / Flexible schedules / 35-hour work week
  • Resources to promote well-being
  • Special events and activities tailored to students
  • Everyone is Welcome!
    • The House of Commons is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive, diverse, respectful and barrier-free environment. We strive to make our organization a place where everyone feels they belong. If you require accommodation during the application or assessment process, please contact for additional support.

Students will work in a wide range of fields within the Administration of the House of Commons such as:

  • Administrative support, client service
  • Accounting, commerce, procurement and contracting
  • Communications, graphic/Web design
  • Architecture, interior design
  • Engineering, computer science, data science
  • Information management
  • Broadcasting / audio-visual support
  • Corporate security
  • Law articling
  • Compensation, talent management
  • Occupational health and safety, labour relations
  • Trades, culinary arts

Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People in 2018

Here’s what some of our former summer students have to say:

House of Commons Page Program

Each year, 40 students are selected from CEGEPs and high schools across Canada to come to Ottawa and work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages have the opportunity to learn about the House of Commons while witnessing the legislative process first hand.

Learn more about this exciting program.

Parliamentary Internship Programme

The Parliamentary Internship Programme offers one of the most comprehensive postgraduate work-study experiences in Canada. It provides young non-partisan Canadians an unrivalled 10-month opportunity to work closely with Members of Parliament on both sides of the House. Interns meet and discuss public affairs with some of the country’s leading thinkers and policymakers. They are also given the opportunity to undertake comparative research thanks to study tours within Canada and abroad. The Programme is an initiative of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) and operates on Parliament Hill under the auspices of the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Visit the Programme’s website

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