Skip to main content Start of content

Become a Page

Are you interested in becoming a page and being part of an unforgettable year-long experience? The page program hires a new cohort of 40 students annually. Its recruitment campaign begins every September, and those applying must be looking to enroll in their first year of university the following September.

Candidates’ competencies will first be assessed through an online application and questionnaire. Selected candidates will then undergo a second-language evaluation, interview and reference checks. The final selection of the 40 pages is completed by the end of March each year.

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 visible minority groups. We encourage members of these designated groups to self-identify when they apply to the program.

The page program is also dedicated to ensuring students’ academic success and supporting their work-life balance. For this reason, potential candidates may wish to consult our FAQ section, as not all programs of study have a course schedule that aligns with the work schedule of a page.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to apply, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  • be in your graduating year of high school or in your first or second year of a pre-university CEGEP program;
  • be starting full-time studies at one of the four universities in the national capital region the following September of the year you apply;
  • hold an overall academic average of at least 80% in the previous year of your current education level and maintain this average during your current year (official transcripts to be provided); and
  • orally communicate fluently in both official languages (will be formally evaluated by the House of Commons).

Essential Qualifications

In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements indicated above, to be selected, candidates must:

  • possess superior interpersonal skills;
  • show sound judgment and be reliable, tactful and courteous; and
  • demonstrate an interest in learning about the Canadian parliamentary system.

Application Process

The page program employment process runs from mid-September until the end of March. As a first step, candidates must submit their completed online application and questionnaire by the deadline in November.

Step 1

Application submission

September 27 2021 – November 2021

Candidates must submit their application through the House of Commons career portal by the deadline.

To be considered complete, applications must include the following:

  • an official grade transcript (obtained from the ministry of education in the province or territory where you study) of your marks from the previous year (grade 11, secondary IV, secondary V or first year of CEGEP in Quebec). Your transcript must clearly show your name and date of birth;
  • a curriculum vitae outlining your education and employment history, as well as your extracurricular activities, volunteer work and interests.

Step 2

Screening of applications

November 2021

Applications are being reviewed and evaluated. Selected candidates will be invited by email to the next step in the process. Unsuccessful candidates will also be notified by email.

Step 3

Second language evaluations and interviews

December 2021 – January 2022

Selected applicants will be invited to undergo a second-language evaluation (SLE), which takes place over the telephone. Candidates who pass their SLE will be invited to an interview.

Interviews begin in January and will be conducted in person for those who live in the national capital region and by video conference for those outside the region.

Candidates are expected to be available for the interview at the date, time and place indicated by the House of Commons.

Step 4

Reference check

February 2022

At the time of the interview, candidates must provide contact information for two references. A reference may be a teacher, school principal, guidance counsellor, administrator of an academic institution or someone who is not a family member and who has supervised the candidate during a paid or volunteer activity. It is the candidate’s responsibility to inform the individual about the possibility of receiving a reference call.

Step 5

Selection and notice of results of the selection process

March 2022

During the final selection process, the results of reference checks, as well as provincial representation, diversity and gender balance are taken into consideration.

Selected candidates will be contacted via email to confirm their interest in joining the page program and will receive a formal letter of offer by the end of March. Those not selected will also be notified by email.