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Student Employment Program (Summer 2018)

Job ID: J0118-0642
Job Type: Student Employment
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Minimum Salary: 24014/Year
Maximum Salary: 38588/Year
Closing Date: March 2, 2018

Open To

The general public

About this job

Join the Senate as part of the Student Employment Program!

Are you curious and innovative? Are you passionate about Canadian politics? Are you motivated by collaborating with team members to get the best results? If you are, this could be the right opportunity for you, consider joining the Senate as part of the Student Employment Program to work within the Senate Administration.

Areas of work could include:
• Administrative Support;
• Finance and Procurement;
• Human Resources;
• Legislative;
• Legal;
• Communications;
• Security;
• Information Technology / Information Management;
• Archives.

If you are interested to learn more about the Senate and its initiatives, please visit our web-site for more information at

Screening Criteria

• Have a recognized full-time student status (secondary or post-secondary) in an accredited institution during the full employment period (typically May 2018 - August 2018)*.
• Have the ability to communicate effectively in English or French.


• Knowledge of the Senate and its mandate.

Asset Qualifications

• Bilingualism (Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English and French at an intermediate/superior level).


Institutional Competencies
• Integrity: Demonstrates behaviours that are consistent with standards of professional and ethical conduct by always striving to do what is right and by being truthful and open in interactions with others.
• Respect: Builds appropriate rapport and respectful relationships to promote a collaborative team environment focused on achieving goals and making use of diverse skills, abilities, roles, and perspectives.
• Service: Strives to provide quality service to Senators, Senate managers and employees of the Senate in a timely manner while recognizing their unique needs.

Behavioral Competencies
• Action Management: A prompt and quality service is provided to the institution.
• Adaptability: An institution served by staff that is able to remains confident, enthusiastic, energized, efficient and available, even during challenging situations.
• Communication: Appropriate interactions with others. Quality service based on a complete understanding of the real issues.
• Dependability:Trust in staffs’ behaviour and capabilities to respond appropriately to requests at all times.
• Judgement: Actions are taken based on sound information. High level of confidence in the quality of support to Senate Administration Executives and Senators.
• Teamwork and Cooperation: A highly motivated, cohesive, collegial, and cooperative work environment built on mutual respect.

Conditions of Employment

• To be considered for the program candidates must be full-time students (secondary or post-secondary) in an accredited institution OR be returning to full-time studies for their next academic term;
• Be the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists;
• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
• Students must consent to supply complete information and obtain a security accreditation.

How to apply

If you are interested in supporting senators in their work, be it direct or indirect, please submit
• Your Curriculum Vitae (CV), including your language competencies;
• *An official confirmation of full-time student status;
• A creative cover letter stating:
- Why you are interested in working for the Senate of Canada;
- What value you would bring to the Senate and your team;
- Your accomplishments (academic, personal, professional, extra-curricular activities etc.);

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

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.