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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No. To be eligible, you must have graduated from high school or CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and be starting full-time university studies in September of the year of employment as a Page.
No. We receive hundreds of applications each year and must adhere to established deadlines in order to ensure fairness to all candidates.
No. Students take a great deal of time and care in preparing their applications. We only accept applications that are completed by the deadline.
No. However, if you have any questions or require specific accommodations for the application process, please contact the Page Program (Recruitment) at 613-996-0897 or pageprog@parl.gc.ca.
Only those chosen to receive further consideration in the selection process will be contacted.
Yes. All candidates who are interviewed will receive notification by about mid-May if they were unsuccessful.

It is preferable not to send deposits to the universities since these deposits are non-refundable. You may contact the university of your choice to confirm the deadline for accepting an offer of admission from that university. In order to be accepted to an Ontario university, the student must apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Visit the OUAC website for more information on the Ontario university application process or contact the OUAC directly:

Ontario Universities Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph Ontario N1G 5E2
Tel.: 519-823-1940
www.ouac.on.ca

For more information on UQO's application process, please contact the university directly at:
www.uqo.ca
Tel.: 819-595-3900 EXT. 3851

Pages are contracted to work for one year beginning in late August. Exact dates are confirmed with the selected candidates.
For a general description of the responsibilities and duties of Pages, please refer to the “Duties” section under “About the Job” on the website.
All Pages are full-time, first-year students at one of the universities in the National Capital Region. Pages must organize their course schedule in order to be able to meet the needs of the Page Program. Pages are provided with guidelines to help them organize their schedules.
No. Due to the requirements of their academic programs, students enrolled in certain faculties and courses of study such as engineering and certain science programs, are ineligible to the Page Program. 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.
Your curriculum vitae should include all employment history as well as volunteer work, and all extracurricular activities in which you have been involved at your school and in your community.
Attending university has been one of the basic eligibility criteria for the Page Program for more than 30 years. One of the many reasons is that Pages must work in the House of Commons while pursuing full-time studies. Unfortunately, the course load at most colleges does not give candidates the flexibility required to work in the House of Commons.
For information about the Page’s salary, please see the “Salary” section under “About the Job” on the website.
Yes. Pages are required to communicate fluently in both official languages because they have to serve Members in the language of their choice. Candidates whose applications have been retained after the initial recruitment stage will be invited to undergo a second language evaluation by telephone.
No. The Program is intended exclusively for first-year university students.
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