Opportunities with the civil services
YCW offers a range of opportunities for high school, CEGEP and university students, such as: organizing cultural or recreational projects in a heritage organization, gaining practical work experience while improving second-language skills, or learning new skills in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. There is no deadline for students to apply, but it is recommended that applicants create an account and submit their candidacy before the summer.
FSWEP is a program that allows students to gain experience in the public service. Much government departments use this program as a recruitment tool to hire students. The opportunities offered may be for part-time work all year round or during the summer only. You could be, for example, a tour guide in downtown Ottawa or work as a computer graphic designer in a federal department. The range of options is wide. Be sure to apply by March to increase your opportunities.
Opportunities with the House of Commons
The House of Commons offers employment for full-time students (secondary or postsecondary)
Each year, 40 students are selected from high schools and CEGEPs across Canada to come to Ottawa to work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages have the opportunity to learn about the House of Commons while witnessing the legislative process first hand. Those hired as Pages work on a part-time basis during their first year of study at one of the universities in the National Capital Region. December 3rd 2018 is the deadline. Please check their website for more information.
This highly competitive program is a year-long experience for youth between 18 and 35 years of age. It offers the opportunity to work with two Members of Parliament throughout the year, as well as to discover the country and lean about the Canadian political system. The application deadline is in October 2018.
The Summer Leadership Program offers a comprehensive and intensive work experience in a Member of Parliament’s office or the Liberal Research Bureau. Participants occupy full-time positions during the summer months. Preceded by training, various tasks are presented to participants such as correspondence, outreach and events planning in the riding.
Opportunities with the Senate
The Senate hires full-time students (secondary or postsecondary) of at least 17 years of age throughout the year to work in various area of the Senate Administration.
The Senate Page Program provides 15 jobs working for the Senate for full-time undergraduate students in one of the four universities in the National Capital Region.
On this governmental website, you will find a list of Specialized Recruitment Programs for students and recent graduates. Please visit the website regularly for updates.
The Parliamentary Boutique hires students registered in full time post-secondary studies. Located in one of Canada’s most iconic attractions, this work experience gives you the chance to meet people from all across the world. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
This forum offers a fun and exciting opportunity for 15 to 19 year-olds to meet other dynamic students and take part in an incredible week behind the scenes of federal politics on Parliament Hill. Note that the program is also seeking adult volunteers.