We’re proud that 38 of the 40 pages this year have made uOttawa their choice for postsecondary studies.
Are you interested in Canadian politics? Would you enjoy working alongside members of Parliament? Want to earn $16,587 (plus a bonus on successful completion of the contract) for this incredible experience?
Pages are the people who collect and distribute official documents, link MPs to their Hill offices, serve House officials and act as a liaison for various MPs.
During their first year of university studies, some of the best and brightest students from across Canada are chosen to work in the House of Commons. They must be bilingual, maintain an average of 80% and study at one of the universities in the National Capital Region.
Contrary to popular belief, students don’t need to study political science or dream of becoming the next prime minister to be a page. For Andrea, a third-year health sciences student from Winnipeg, her interest in politics actually grew as a result of her page experience.
Every year the University of Ottawa is home to most of the 40 House of Commons pages. Here’s why:
- a high-quality education provided by the only university in the region to be ranked in the top 150 universities in the world
- a unique French immersion stream and an added bonus of up to $4,000 for studying in French
- the opportunity to become a bilingual professional by studying in both French and English at the world’s largest bilingual (English-French) university
- a short walking distance to Parliament Hill, Canada’s political epicentre
Interested? Give it a shot!
For more information:
- Go to the House of Commons Page Program website.
- Speak with your guidance counsellor.