No. To be able to apply, a person must be a graduate from a secondary school or a CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and be commencing full-time university studies in September of the year of employment as a Page.
No. We receive hundreds of applications each year and must maintain a fixed deadline for all candidates in order to be as fair as possible to all applicants.
Students take a great deal of time and care in preparing their applications. We will only consider applications that are complete by the deadline.
All supporting documents can be attached through the online application. In the event that you are unable to apply online, you may print the application form and mail it and all supporting documents to the following postal address:
House of Commons Page Program (Recruitment)
Human Resources, Corporate Planning and Communications Services
131 Queen Street, Room 11-10, Floor 11
House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Candidates who are not chosen for an interview will receive a letter from the Page Program recruitment office.
Successful candidates will be notified in approximately mid-May.
Yes. All those who are interviewed will receive notification if they were unsuccessful.
No. It is not the Page Program’s policy to do so.
It is preferable not to send deposits to the universities; the deposits are non-refundable. You may contact the university of your choice to confirm the deadline to accept an offer of admission from this university. In order to be admissible to an Ontario university, the student must apply through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Visit the OUAC Web site for more information on the Ontario University application process or contact the OUAC directly at:
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5E2
Web site: www.ouac.on.ca
The duration of the contract is for one year, from August to August. Exact dates are confirmed with the chosen candidates.
For a general description of the duties of the House of Commons Pages, please see the “Duties” section of the web site.
All Pages are full-time first year students at one of the universities of the National Capital Region. Pages must organize their course schedule in order to be able to meet the needs of the Page Program. Guidelines are provided by the Page Program to help Pages organize their schedule.
Yes. Due to the heavy study demands and inflexibility of their academic timetables certain faculties and courses of study, such as science and engineering, are unfortunately ineligible. This restriction also applies to law students at the University of Ottawa. Students who wish to pursue these disciplines may apply to be Pages if they agree to change their program of study while employed as Pages.
The curriculum vitae should include all employment history as well as volunteer work and all extra-curricular activities in which you have been involved in your school and in your community.
Attending university has been one of the basic criteria for eligibility to apply to the Page Program for more than 30 years. Amongst many others, the reason is that Pages must work in the House of Commons while pursuing full time studies at one of the universities in the National Capital Region. Unfortunately the course program load at most colleges does not allow candidates enough time and flexibility to work in the House of Commons.
For information about the Page’s salary, please see the “Salary” section of the Web site.
Yes. Pages are required to communicate fluently in both official languages as evaluated by the House of Commons. Candidates whose applications have been retained after the initial recruitment stage will be invited to undergo a second language evaluation by telephone.