Administrative Assistant / Executive Assistant (anticipatory staffing)
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
4d ago

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives.

Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

Are you someone that thrives on challenges? Do you want to work on some of the most important and complex issues facing Canadians?

Do you excel at keeping things organized to help ensure the organization meets its goals? If so, this is the job for you.

We are looking for dynamic, self-motivated, highly organized, driven and experienced Administrative Assistants / Executive Assistants to support the Senate Administration or Senators’ Offices or in managing and prioritizing competing demands in a fast-paced, results-focused environment.

Your passion for excellence and quality service must be second to none. Successful incumbents will bring expertise in a broad range of administrative areas and must possess a strong ability to communicate effectively across numerous channels, demonstrate a high level of autonomy, and show high effectiveness in managing a variety of tasks and offering assistance to the public or other team members as required.

Open to

The general public to staff anticipatory permanent and / or temporary positions in the Senate Administration or Senators’ Offices.

This selection process may be used to staff other similar positions in the future.

We will be reviewing applications and starting interviews immediately, you are encouraged to apply now.


  • Post-secondary education in business administration or a related field or a combination of education, and related work experience;
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience providing administrative support in an office environment, offering services such as writing formal correspondence, briefing materials and reports, formatting documents, organizing and scheduling meetings and managing electronic filing systems;
  • Solid experience with MS Office products;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both official languages and ability to work independently as well as build relationships across the organization;
  • Detail oriented, well organized, and able to coordinate and multi-task competing priorities and timelines;
  • Strong research, analytical and communications skills as they relate to policy review and legislative rules and procedures;
  • Experience coordinating travel arrangements and monitoring expenditures and / or budget tracking is considered an asset;
  • Significant experience and aptitude working with all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) is considered an asset;
  • Experience working in a security environment is considered an asset.
  • Linguistic Requirements

    English Reading Comprehension : C English Written Expression : B English Oral Proficiency : C French Reading Comprehension : C French Written Expression : B French Oral Proficiency : C


    Teamwork and cooperation

    Organizational Needs

    The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

    Conditions of Employment

    Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

    Report this job

    Thank you for reporting this job!

    Your feedback will help us improve the quality of our services.

    My Email
    By clicking on "Continue", I give neuvoo consent to process my data and to send me email alerts, as detailed in neuvoo's Privacy Policy . I may withdraw my consent or unsubscribe at any time.
    Application form