Mark Gerretsen

Your member of parliament for


Kingston and the Islands

Mark Gerretsen

Your member of parliament for


Kingston and the Islands

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Become a Page at the House of Commons

Don’t miss the 2017-2018 House of Commons Page Program

 Application Deadline – Monday, December 5, 2016

 

 

The Page Program provides young Canadians with the best seats in the country to listen to heated parliamentary debates of
our nation, learn about Canadian politics first hand, as well as share this year-long phenomenal experience with fellow young Canadians from coast to coast. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will mark one of the most memorable years of your life. (Cissie Liu, former House of Commons Page)

 

A camera captures the Speaker of the House of Commons as he calls the House to order. A Member rises to ask a question, Hansard in hand. The Clerk of the House makes notes on the daily scroll. A House of Commons Page delivers an urgent message to the Prime Minister. These are the sounds, sights and pace of a day in the House of Commons. In the Chamber and around Parliament Hill, Pages live and breathe the history and action of one of Canada’s oldest political institutions.

 

House of Commons Pages are selected from high schools and CEGEPs across Canada every year. These students work in the House of Commons while beginning their studies at a university in the National Capital Region and make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Pages play a key role in the communications network on Parliament Hill. Delivering important messages and documents to Members, linking Members to their Hill offices and serving House officials in various capacities, House of Commons Pages are always on the go. Professional, non-partisan, prompt and efficient service has become a hallmark of the House of Commons Page Program.

 

The 2017-2018 Pages will be contracted to work at the House of Commons for one year, beginning in late-August 2017. They will work a minimum of 15 hours a week and their work schedule will be coordinated with their university schedule.

 

A salary of $15,455 will be paid in 26 equal payments to Pages throughout their working year. In addition, a sum of $1,200 will be paid at the successful completion of the contract in August 2018.

 

Each candidate must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • be graduating from a secondary school or a CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and beginning full-time university studies in September 2017;
  • have an overall academic average of at least 80%;
  • be able to communicate efficiently in both official languages, as evaluated by the House of Commons; and
  • apply to a university in the National Capital Region, be accepted and accept the offer of admission.

 

Please note that more information is available on the Parliament of Canada website and applications must be submitted online at parl.gc.ca/hocpage. This year’s deadline for application is Monday, December 5, 2016. Don’t let your students miss their chance to join one of Canada’s most dynamic, innovative and educational youth programs.

 

For more information, please contact:

House of Commons Page Program (Recruitment)

Human Resources Services

131 Queen Street,

Room 11-35, Floor 11

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

613-996-0897

 

Or visit the website by clicking here.