The annual recruitment cycle is from October to December. The interviews and screening process, however, may run until April, when successful candidates are selected for the Program.
The candidate’s competencies for the position of Page will be assessed through an essay and an interview. However, in addition to essay results and the candidate’s performance during the interview, other factors are taken in consideration during the final selection process, including reference checks, provincial representation, diversity, and the male/female ratio.
The Page Program is committed to having a skilled, diversified workforce reflective of Canadian society, and to ensuring the equitable representation of women, Indigenous peoples, and members of a visible minority group. We encourage members of these designated groups to self-identify when they apply to the Program.
Please note that due to the heavy study demands and inflexibility of their academic timetables, students enrolled in certain faculties and courses of study, such as engineering and certain science programs, are unfortunately ineligible. This restriction also applies to law students at the University of Ottawa. Students who wish to pursue these disciplines may apply to be Pages if they agree to change their program of study while employed as Pages.
To qualify you must:
In addition to meeting the basic requirements indicated above, Pages must also:
To apply to the Program, you must create a profile and complete the online application form by the deadline.
To be considered, the online application must be properly completed and submitted along with the following supporting documents:
Applicants selected during the initial recruitment process and who passed the language test will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be conducted in Ottawa or by videoconference between mid-February and late March.
Please note that interviews may be scheduled during reading week, spring break, a school trip or any other activity that may have been planned in advance.
Candidates are expected to be available for the interview at the date, time and place indicated by the House of Commons. In order to ensure fairness to all candidates, no alternative interview arrangements will be made.