House of Commons Administration
Employees meet in a flexible workspace at the House of Commons Administration   (Photo credit: Bernard Thibodeau)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why House of Commons Administration was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

  • With an impressively diverse workforce, the House of Commons Administration encourages ongoing training and development through a number of initiatives, including leadership development programs, language training (English and French), and in-house apprenticeships for its trade services department (to maintain the intricate wood and metalwork of Canada's Parliament buildings)
  • The House of Commons Administration offers exceptional maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (up to 93 per cent of salary for up to 52 weeks), as well as parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93 per cent 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 child care when they are ready to return
  • The House of Commons Administration helps employees plan for a secure retirement with retirement planning assistance and contributions to a defined benefit pension plan -- employees nearing retirement can also ease into life after work with phased-in work options
Employees discuss leadership culture at a Next Generation Network event, aimed at fostering professional growth within The House of Commons Administration   (Photo credit: Bernard Thibodeau)

Highlights

Industry Legislative bodies
Established in Canada 1867
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,924
Part-time employees in Canada 493
Average age of employees in Canada 42.6 years
Longest serving employee 45.23 years
Benefits note House of Commons Administration has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
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
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 18 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 37 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 93% of salary for 37 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 37 weeks
Flexible 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 48 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response flexible work schedules and leave options for employees who require time (illness, family illness, child care), additional communications and COVID-19-related resources, webinars on wellness and mental health (topics include building resilience, strategies to managing stress, calming your mind in challenging times)

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.
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Highlights for New Grads

Industry Legislative bodies
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
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 $60K to $65K
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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