United in service of Canada
A career at the Senate of Canada will launch you into a fast-paced environment where you’ll work with passionate professionals committed to public service. Sound interesting?
The Senate is looking for talented, enterprising and energetic people who want to build a rewarding career working for Canadians. Law and policy making are central to the Senate’s work, but those are just the beginning of the careers you’ll find here. Seize this chance to join a vibrant team and make your mark on a dynamic Canadian institution.
Ready for a challenge?
Life at the Senate
Life at the Senate balances respect for history and tradition with a drive for innovation and creativity.
Diversity and inclusion are also at the core of the Senate’s activities. One of the Senate’s founding purposes is to represent the diversity of Canadians and amplify the voices of underrepresented groups. The Senate’s workforce includes people of all abilities, cultures, experiences and perspectives — a reflection of Canada’s rich diversity.
Types of jobs
From lawyers to graphic artists, policy advisors to senators’ staff, recruiters to computer programmers, broadcasters to cybersecurity experts, there’s a role at the Senate for you.
Why choose the Senate?
The Senate takes pride in its workforce. It strives to ensure employees are fulfilled and energized as they apply their talents and grow in their careers.
Frequently asked questions
What if I am having technical issues with creating my profile?
Contact technical support between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday to Friday at 1-877-427-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the Senate of Canada part of the federal public service?
No, the Senate is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act. Employees can still be part of the Public Service Pension Plan.
I’d like to work at the Senate, but there are no vacant positions under Job Opportunities. What do I do?
Upload your resume and sign up for job alerts so you are notified when new opportunities are posted.
What should I do if I need alternative arrangements for exams or interviews?
The exam/interview invitation will include instructions for those who may require some form of accommodation at any stage of the selection process. It is our goal to assist you as best as we can. Candidates may also choose to be assessed in either English or French.
Candidates living outside of Ottawa will be contacted using a web-conferencing service. These candidates will require a phone, computer, webcam and access to the internet.
As a federal public servant applying to the Senate, can my pensionable time be transferred?
Yes. If you are hired at the Senate for a term of more than six months, or on an indeterminate basis (12 or more hours per week), you will be able to contribute to the Public Service Pension Plan.
Where do Senate employees work?
Most Senate offices are located on Parliament Hill or in downtown Ottawa.