The Senate Page Program 2024-2025

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Job ID: J1123-0416
Directorate: Usher of the Black Rod
Classification: Page
Job Type: Page Program
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 17413/Year
Maximum Salary: 17413/Year
Closing Date: January 28, 2024

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?

Pages report to the Usher of the Black Rod and are responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the Senate and its committees in keeping with the tradition of impartiality and non-partisanship in the Senate Administration. Pages assist Canada’s 105 senators in their duties as they scrutinize legislation, suggest improvements and fix mistakes.

Open to

All full-time students pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Student enrolled in their final year of secondary school or CEGEP are eligible to apply as well.

In addition to their resume, applicants are required to send a cover letter (maximum one page) highlighting why this role is of interest to them and tell us how they demonstrate the Senate institutional competencies.

This selection process may be used to staff determinate or indeterminate positions at the same level with similar requirements.

We encourage individuals from underrepresented and minority groups to apply.


• Candidates must be enrolled in their final year of secondary school, CEGEP or as full-time students in their first undergraduate degree in the 2024-2025 academic year and willing to live in the National Capital Region for the duration of their contract while pursuing their studies;
• Candidates must not have former work experience as a Page on Parliament Hill;
• Oral communications at an advanced level in both of Canada’s official languages (English level C and French level C);
• Demonstration of the Senate's institutional competencies in their cover letter.

While not mandatory, these elements are considered assets and will be taken into consideration should candidates possess them:

• Experience in participating and/or coordinating various extracurricular / volunteer activities;
• Experience in providing administrative support;
• Awards & other recognitions.


Action management
Teamwork and cooperation

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.