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Youth Opportunities - Employment - House of Commons

Student Employment Program

The objective of the House of Commons Administration’s Student Employment Program is to provide meaningful and rewarding employment opportunities to young, aspiring professionals who are in high school, CEGEP, college, or university.

Students who are actively seeking employment are invited to apply to the Student Employment Program online starting in March 2023. 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. A specific level of education and/or year of study may be required for certain positions;
  • Enrolment as a full-time or part-time student in the next academic year. Preference may be given to students enrolled in full-time studies at the time of hiring.

Note that fluency in both official languages (English and French) is considered an asset.

Top reasons to join the House of Commons Administration:

  • Work at the heart of democracy where history is made, and gain valuable experience in a welcoming, bilingual and inclusive environment.
  • Earn an attractive hourly salary to help fund your education.
  • Apply knowledge learned in the classroom in a professional setting.
  • Develop new skills and competencies and expand your knowledge to improve your post graduation employability.
  • Benefit from good work-life balance with a flexible work schedule.
  • Gain access to resources that promote well-being.
  • Benefit from learning and professional development opportunities and discover career opportunities that may be available to you as a new graduate.
  • Enjoy special events and activities tailored to students that bring fresh perspectives through networking and collaborating with fellow students and colleagues.
  • Have the satisfaction of working in a place where 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 House of Commons Administration 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

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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