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Parliamentary Work Opportunities


House of Commons Page Program

Do you have an interest in Canadian politics and speak both official languages? Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident graduating from a high school or CEGEP, and have an overall average of at least 80 percent?

House of Commons Pages work part-time on Parliament Hill while attending first-year university courses. Their duties are varied and include collecting and distributing official documents, serving House officials, acting as messengers for the Speaker and for Members of Parliament, and speaking to high school groups about their experiences. The House of Commons Page Program is a unique opportunity to see the House of Commons in action, meet other youth from across the country, and earn approximately $14,000 for the year long contract. Applications to the House of Commons Page Program are due December 5, 2016.

Senate Page Program

The Senate of Canada invites you to join its Senate Page team! The Senate Page Program offers university students a unique opportunity to work alongside senators within the walls of our Parliament. Senate Pages are responsible for a wide variety of activities associated with the good functioning of the legislative process. Senate Pages work a minimum of 12 hours per week, Monday to Thursday. Pages earn approximately $14,000 on a one year contract, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Students are able to apply during their last year of high school or during their first three years of undergraduate study. Applicants to the Senate Page Program are eligible to enroll in any of Carleton’s 20 undergraduate degree programs. Applications to the Senate Page Program are due January 8, 2017.

Parliamentary Guide Program

The Parliamentary Guide Program offers university students a unique opportunity to showcase Canada’s Parliamentary system and Parliament Buildings. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Canada and around world are guided through the historic corridors of the Parliament Buildings. Parliamentary Guides welcome visitors to the Centre Block and answer their questions and interpret Canada’s political history and legislative process, the art and architecture of the Parliament buildings, the Peace Tower, the Memorial Chamber and much more.

Campus Tours

We welcome prospective students and their parents to visit the Carleton University campus and see all that Carleton has to offer! Tours are available year-round, except on statutory holidays and during exam periods in December and April. Find out scheduled times and book your tour by visiting our Campus Tours website. Also, visit our Life in Ottawa page to find a great place to stay and things to do in Canada’s Capital!