Living in the capital

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Living in the capital

We work and live in the heart of the nation’s capital. Our work can be demanding, so we aim to ensure that our employees have the flexibility they need to achieve work-life balance.


We want to ensure that our employees have opportunities to pursue their interests and develop their skills both at and away from work. The Senate plays an active role in the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign and other charities, which allows our employees to contribute to their local communities. They can also mentor students with physical or mental challenges by taking part in our Friends of the Senate program.

The National Capital Region features impressive green spaces, such as Gatineau Park, along with many other places to explore. Bus and rail service in Ottawa is operated by OC Transpo and the Société de transport de l’Outaouais, providing transportation to and from Parliament Hill. Working at the Senate also means that you are steps away from shopping, restaurants, theatres, museums and the iconic Byward Market.

From Bluesfest to Winterlude, our city holds numerous festivals and cultural events throughout the year. Celebrate Canada Day with the thousands of visitors who gather on the lawns of Parliament Hill or take a skate after work on the Rideau Canal, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. You can also stroll down the Sparks Street Mall and listen to live lunchtime entertainment during the summer. Whatever you decide, our city offers limitless possibilities that reflect the vibrancy of our employees and our community.

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