Student Employment Program 2024

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Job ID: J1023-1352
Classification: Student
Job Type: Student Employment
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

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 Senate provides a unique learning experience and opportunities for personal growth. Students have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals while gaining insight into legislative processes, finance, developing skills in research, analysis, communications, and teamwork.

Expand your career network while working with dynamic teams, participating in challenging projects, and helping with day-to-day activities to contribute to the development of Canada’s future. The Senate offers students competitive compensation and flexible work arrangement to promote work-life balance.

Canada’s 105 senators are men and women of accomplishment and experience. They are business people and scientists, judges and teachers, athletes, community leaders and senior civil servants who use their lifetimes of expertise to ensure Parliament acts in the best interests of Canadians. Students will have the opportunity to support the Senator's office or to work at the Senate administration.

Open to

All students enrolled or returning to full-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution.


• Currently enrolled with full-time student status in a recognized post-secondary institution;
• Returning to full-time studies in the next academic semester;
• Experience working in a professional environment providing a high level of customer service;
• Excellent communication skills with high standards of service, integrity and respect;
• Superior level of motivation, problem-solving and collaboration skills;
• Outstanding ability to take initiative, prioritize assignments and adapt quickly in a fast-pace environment;
• Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite;
• Involvement in extracurricular activities (i.e. Coop programs, volunteering activities, etc.) is considered an asset;
• Bilingualism in both official languages (English and French) is considered an asset.


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.

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.