You too could become a Parliamentary Guide!
Are you Canadian, bilingual and a university student? If so, apply to join our team of Parliamentary Guides who…
- Welcome visitors to the Parliamentary buildings and answer their questions;
- Interpret Canada’s political history and legislative process, the art and architecture of the Parliamentary buildings;
- Adapt the content of the tour to the needs of groups which may include international visitors, dignitaries and school children.
As a Parliamentary Guide, you can hone your speaking abilities, perfect your second official language and form special friendships with people from coast to coast!
Personal and Skill Development
As a Parliamentary Guide you will:
- Gain extensive knowledge of Canada’s political system, past and present, of Canada’s history and of the art and architecture of the Parliament buildings;
- Improve your public speaking and presentation skills;
- Practice and perfect your second language;
- Develop important interpersonal and team working skills;
- Build your confidence and expand your creativity;
- Become more adaptable as you gain experience working in time-pressured and quickly evolving situations;
- Develop your critical thinking skills and your professionalism;
- Improve your client service and communication skills.
- Guides are paid $17.58 per hour.
- The Parliamentary Guide Program offers a living allowance of $1000 total to help cover expenses while in Ottawa (partially dependant on performance and contract completion).
To apply, you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident and provide scanned proof;
- Be a student at a recognized university and provide a registrar’s seal (or equivalent, i.e. proof of payment, proof of status) as proof;
- Be available for full-time employment from May to September 2nd 2019;
- Be able to communicate fluently in English and French.
You work in both official languages and provide a number of valuable services by:
- Greeting and welcoming visitors to Parliament, both inside and outside the buildings;
- Interpreting Canada’s political history, its legislative process and the art and architecture of the Parliament buildings;
- Adapting your tour content to suit the needs of various groups, including international visitors, dignitaries and school groups;
- Assisting and serving Parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and the general public.
How to Apply
Step 2: In addition, you must provide the supplementary documents listed below by email or fax, received no later than January 22, 2019:
- Your curriculum vitae and a cover letter;
- A proof of registration, proof of payment or proof of status confirming your student status;
- A scanned proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
*Only complete applications will be considered.
Please forward all supplementary documents:
Please note in subject field: 2019 Parliamentary Guide Summer Recruitment, your name
2019 Parliamentary Guide Summer Recruitment
Library of Parliament
Applicants to the Parliamentary Guide Program will be assessed according to the following criteria:
- Knowledge of the Canadian legislative process and the history of Parliament;
- Superior oral communication and interpersonal skills;
- Professionalism and judgment;
- Creativity, adaptability, confidence and a capacity to engage;
- Initiative, focus and team work;
- Ability to converse clearly, coherently and accurately, and to convey and understand a message easily in their second language at a superior level, as assessed by the House of Commons Language Assessment Centre.