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About The Job

What We Do

In English and French, Parliamentary Guides:

  • Welcome visitors to Parliament
  • Lead guided tours of the Senate and House of Commons
  • Offer guided tours of the restored historic rooms in East Block

What We Offer

Why work for the Parliamentary Guide Program? Here’s what we have to offer:

  • A unique and memorable experience
  • A competitive hourly wage
  • Comprehensive training and skills development
  • Paid travel to and from the National Capital Region (summer program only)
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Skill Development

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    Refine your public speaking and presentation skills

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    Perfect your teamwork and interpersonal communications

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    Improve your second language

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    Learn to adapt to new challenges

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    Develop your professionalism and critical thinking

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    Learn about Canada’s parliamentary system, past and present

Summer Program

  • Early May to Labour Day
  • Parliamentary Guides work up to 40 hrs/week
  • Open to bilingual university students across Canada
  • Two-week training period beginning in late May

Fall/Winter Program

  • September to mid-May
  • Parliamentary Guides work part-time, 10-30 hrs/week
  • Open to bilingual university students in the National Capital Region
  • Training period beginning at the end of August

The Guiding Experience

Being a Parliamentary Guide is a unique and rewarding experience. You will:

  • Meet interesting people from across the country and around the world
  • Practice your second language every day
  • Forge new and lasting friendships
  • Have memorable professional and social experiences
  • Learn about Canada’s Parliament while in Parliament!

But don’t take our word for it. Listen to what these current and former guides have to say about the program:

Ready to get started?

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