What do you look for in an application?
Applications to the Parliamentary Guide Program are assessed according to the following criteria:
- Relevant experience (interpretation and guiding, customer service, public speaking, etc.);
- Breadth of experience (employment, volunteer and/or extracurricular experience in client services, interpersonal skills, teamwork, etc.);
- Superior communication skills.
What do you look for during an interview (and after)?
Candidates are assessed according to the following criteria at various steps in the selection process:
- Knowledge of the Canadian legislative process and the history of Parliament;
- Superior oral communication and interpersonal skills;
- Professionalism and judgement;
- Creativity, adaptability, confidence, and a capacity to engage;
- Initiative, focus, and teamwork;
- Ability to converse clearly, coherently, and accurately, and to convey and understand a message easily in their second language, as assessed by the House of Commons Language Assessment Centre.