A Unique Job.
An Iconic Location.
An Unforgettable Experience.
Guides deliver tours to visitors, parliamentarians, and dignitaries from around the world. Join our team to develop your public speaking abilities, perfect your second official language, and form lasting friendships with people from coast to coast!
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident?
Studying at a Canadian university?
Bilingual in English and French?
Passionate about Canada’s history and democracy?
Fall/Winter 2018 Program
Applications for the Fall/Winter 2018 Program are due by Sunday, July 22, 2018.
Please note that interviews will take place in Ottawa in late July and early August, 2018. All new guides will be required to participate in a training period from August 27 to September 1st and September 8th and 9th.
It's a privilege to work with and learn from such a dedicated team of guides, to go into parts of Parliament that most people will only ever see on TV, and to share the marvel that is my country's Parliament with visitors from around the world.
My favourite part of being a guide is being an ambassador for Canada. As a guide, I have the opportunity to meet people from around the world.
I love practicing my second language, meeting people from around the world, working in the most beautiful building in Canada, and getting to see my friends every time I go to work.
My favourite part of the job is being able to use both languages. Coming from an anglophone background, being able to express myself in French with fluency and confidence is a bonus. I can connect with Canadians and visitors without worrying about my second language.
Working as a guide, I learned a lot about Canada’s history and its Parliament. Through the visitors I met and my colleagues, I also learned a lot about Canadians from across the country.