The recruitment campaign takes place from September to November. The interviews and reference check, however, may run until March, when the final selection of the forty Pages is made, and candidates are notified of their status.
The candidate’s competencies for the position of Page will be assessed through the application form, and an interview. However, 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, architecture, 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 during the term of employment.
To qualify you must:
In addition to meeting the basic requirements indicated above, Pages must also:
The recruitment campaign runs from mid-September to mid-November. 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 in January.
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.
At the time of the interview, candidates must provide the names and contact information for two references. (The references may be a teacher, school principal, guidance counsellor, administrator of an academic institution, or non-family member who has supervised you during a paid or volunteer activity. It is your responsibility to inform references about the essential qualifications and duties of a House of Commons Page so that they can comment on your personal qualities and achievements as they relate to your suitability for this position.)