The Government and Parliament of Canada provide interesting summer jobs for youth. All of the programs listed above require an online application.
Many ministries use this program as a recruitment method in order to hire full time students. The offers can vary from part time employment during the year, or only for summer time. For example, you can’t be a tourist guide at Rideau Hall or interpreter-guide in Downtown Ottawa.
YCW offers a range of opportunities to high school, CEGEP and university students. You can lead projects related to culture, sports or recreation within one of the establishments of the heritage ministry. You could also have the occasion to acquire experience in practical work while improving your second official language or to develop new competencies while preserving our cultural heritage.
Summer Employment Program for Students at the House of Commons offers job opportunities to full time students (high school or post-secondary). Please check the website regularly for updates.
There are job opportunities within the parliament’s boutique for full time students in college or university. The applications are accepted throughout the year.
Other Employment opportunities for the Youth
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.
Each year, fifteen undergraduate full time university students at one of the universities in the National Capital Region, from across Canada are selected to participate in the Senate Page Program. Check the website for more details regarding this program.
Sharpen your skills of public speaking, perfect your second official language and build ties with people from the four corners of our country! All of this while showing the building representing our democracy to visitors from around the world.
The Senate hires full time students aged 17 and over (high school and post-secondary) throughout the year to work in different sectors of the administration of the Senate.
The Senate, the House of Commons, the Library of the Parliament and other organisations, offer employment, internships and other unique programs to the Canadian youth. These job opportunities give the youth a chance to learn more about the mechanism of the Parliament.