Are you a current grade 12 student? Are you interested in politics and government? Do you want an enriching, educational, and paid part time job during your first year of university?
Applications for the House of Commons Page Program are now open for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pages are undergraduate students in their first year of university who attend one of the four universities in the National Capital Region and work in the House of Commons on a part time basis.
Pages work in the House of Commons Chamber under the direction of a group of supervisors and a coordinator. They provide various services to Members of Parliament, the Speaker and Chair Occupants, and Table Officers. For example, Pages collect and distribute official documents, deliver messages to Members, serve as a link between Members and their Hill offices, answer telephone calls, and make photocopies. On occasion, Pages also meet with youth groups to speak about their duties and their experience on Parliament Hill.
Find out more information about the Page Program, including training, salary, accommodation, uniforms, and transportation here.
To qualify you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
- Be graduating from high school or CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and starting full-time studies at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region in September of the year of employment as a Page;
- Have obtained an overall academic average of at least 80% the previous year (Grade 11, or secondary IV, or your first year of CEGEP in Quebec), and subsequently maintain this average (transcripts to be provided); and
- Be able to orally communicate fluently in both official languages, as evaluated by the House of Commons.
Find more information about the application process here.