House of Commons Page Program
November 29th, 2012 - 5:58pm
Each year, 40 students are selected from high schools and CEGEPS across Canada to come and work as Pages in the House of Commons. Pages begin a year-long contract in late-August. They work a minimum of 15 hours a week and their work schedule is coordinated with their university schedule. They are paid $13,049 over the course of their employment. In addition, a sum of $1,200 is paid at the end of the employment period.
If you are interested in becoming a Page, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
- be graduating from a high school or a CEGEP (with no academic interruptions) and be commencing full-time university studies at one of the universities in the National Capital Region in September 2013;
- have an overall academic average of at least 80%; and
- speak both official languages at a superior level.
If you are currently in your last year of high school or CEGEP, please visit the House of Commons Page Program Web site at http://www.parl.gc.ca/hocpage to apply online. Applications for the 2013-2014 House of Commons Page Program must be postmarked or received no later than Thursday, December 20, 2012.