Parliamentary Reporter (French)

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Job ID: J0922-0600
Directorate: Chamber Operations and Procedure Office
Classification: SEN-08
Job Type: Indeterminate and Determinate
Location: Ottawa or we may consider remote work arrangements / Ottawa ou nous pouvons considérer des arrangements de travail à distance
Minimum Salary: 76585/Year
Maximum Salary: 96900/Year
Closing Date: October 12, 2022

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country’s democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation’s diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is provided full and equal opportunity and access to employment, development and advancement. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

The Parliamentary Reporter (French) reports Senate proceedings verbatim in real time, by means of a stenograph machine and computer-aided transcription (CAT) to be incorporated in the Debates of the Senate , the proceedings of its committees and conferences hosted by the Senate.

The successful incumbent will also complete the sub-editing of the transcripts of these proceedings, provide a Communication Access Realtime Translation service (CART) to hard-of-hearing senators, provide a real-time captioning service of Senate proceedings, manage a personal CAT dictionary database, and revise the Debates of the Senate for the bound volumes. The sub-editing of transcripts is performed using Eclipse software and an in-house production tool (Iris).

Open to

The general public to create a pool of qualified candidates in the Chamber Operations and Procedure Office – Debates and Publications, to staff future determinate or indeterminate vacancies.

Due to the unique nature of this role, we may consider remote work arrangements in defined situations.

We encourage candidates within Canada to apply.


• Successfully graduated from a recognized reporting school or a secondary school education combined with relevant experience as a stenographer;
• Experience providing computer-aided transcriptions in real-time mode;
• Advanced knowledge of the French language in order to edit, correct and refine grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation;
• Strong attention to detail and ability to compile, analyze, prepare, organize and maintain information in an efficient manner;
• Experience in reporting court or other proceedings such as hearings using a stenotype machine at a highly proficient level would be considered an asset;
• Experience with captioning/CART would be considered an asset;
• Experience using Eclipse software would be considered an asset;
• Certification from a professional reporting association and/or a membership from a recognized professional reporting association would be a strong asset;
• Knowledge of or experience working in a parliamentary environment would be considered an asset.



Action management
Teamwork and cooperation


In addition to the indicated annual salary, the incumbent is eligible for additional compensation in the form of a real-time bonus stipend of approximately $5,000 a year.

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

The requirement for Senate employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment has been suspended. It is no longer necessary to disclose your vaccination status to be eligible for employment. Please note that the Senate may reinstate the requirement to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Candidates are required to work overtime and work irregular schedules including evenings when the Senate or its committees are sitting, or as required. You can consult the Senate calendar on the following web page:

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity. Once the closing date has passed, these documents will no longer be available.

Relocation and travel expenses incurred during this process are the applicant's responsibility.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.