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House of Commons Administration
House of Commons Administration employees   (Photo credit: Bernard Thibodeau)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why House of Commons Administration was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • The House of Commons Administration 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
  • The House of Commons Administration supports the long-term career development of its employees through in-house career planning services and maintains dedicated leadership training for senior management
  • In addition to 4 weeks of starting vacation, the House of Commons Administration offers a variety of flexible work arrangements to help employees balance work and their personal lives, including flexible hours and telecommuting
House of Commons Administration employees attend a morning reception hosted by House Speaker Geoff Regan (right)   (Photo credit: Bernard Thibodeau)

Highlights

Industry Legislative Bodies
Established in Canada 1867
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,681
Part-time employees in Canada 523
Average age of employees in Canada 43.6
Longest serving employee 45.7 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
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 (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why House of Commons Administration was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • Each year, House of Commons Administration 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
  • House of Commons Administration 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
Students participating in the House of Commons Administration's Page Program at a welcome session for the new recruits

Highlights

Industry Legislative Bodies
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,681
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
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
Unique initiatives in partnership with other parliamentary institutions, House of Commons Administration manages the Many Facets of Parliament Hill program to provide employees with a unique opportunity to understand the history behind their workplace, explore little-known places on Parliament Hill and connect with employees from different parliamentary institutions

The Career Directory

House of Commons Administration 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 Administration
House of Commons Administration employees showing team spirit for an Olympic all-staff event

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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