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House of Commons, The
House of Commons employees at an open house event   (Photo credit: Bernard Thibodeau)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why House of Commons, The was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2017):

  • The House of Commons helps employees plan securely for the future with contributions to a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • The House of Commons offers exceptional maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (up to 93% of salary for up to 52 weeks) as well as parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for up to 37 weeks) -- additionally, employees have the option to extend their leave to an unpaid leave of absence and can take advantage of onsite daycare when they are ready to return
  • In addition to 4 weeks of starting vacation allowance, the House of Commons offers a variety of alternative work arrangements to help employees balance work and their personal lives, including flexible hours and telecommuting
House of Commons employees on the multimedia team posing in the House of Commons Chamber for a team photo

Highlights

Industry Legislative Bodies
Established in Canada 1867
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,556
Part-time employees in Canada 468
Average age of employees in Canada 44.2
Longest serving employee 44.8 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why House of Commons, The was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • The House of Commons manages a summer student employment program, offering positions in a variety of disciplines including information services, finance, procedural services, the Office of the Clerk and human resources
  • Each year, the House of Commons selects 40 students from CEGEPs and high schools across Canada to participate in a dedicated Page Program -- students have the opportunity to witness the legislative process firsthand and work on a part-time basis during their first year of study at a university in the National Capital region
  • The House of Commons established the Next Gen Network, an informal bilingual group that facilitates networking events for employees -- events include regular meetings and activities with leaders on the Hill and discussion forums on subjects affecting Next Gen members
Adriana Lashley, Learning and Organizational Development Officer at the House of Commons

Highlights

Industry Legislative Bodies
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,556
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

House of Commons, The has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
New Grad Jobs at House of Commons, The
Welcome session for students participating in the House of Commons' Page Program

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Legislative Bodies
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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