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 at any time*. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
*Most students typically work on a full-time basis (35 hours per week) during the summer employment period (May to August) and may be rehired to work part-time, in accordance with operational needs, during the fall (September to December) and/or winter (January to April) employment periods. Students are required to provide proof of enrollment during the hiring process. Fluency in both official languages (English and French) is considered an asset.
**CO-OP students work in their field of study on a full-time basis (35 hours per week). Work placements are for approximately 16 weeks and take place during the winter (January to April), summer (May to August) and fall (September to December) employment periods. Fluency in both official languages (English and French) may be required for certain positions.
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.
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.