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Student Guide-Interpreter, Official Residences of the Governor General of Canada

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Job Description: 

Organization Name: Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
Closing Date: June 30, 2017 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Reference number: GGS16J-007018-001079

Web site: For further information on the department, please visit Office of the Secretary to the Governor General

For more information, please visit Becoming a Guide-Interpreter

For all questions, please contact:

Rideau Hall (Ottawa) 
Telephone: 613-991-4422 
Toll free: 1-866-842-4422

Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle (Québec)
Telephone: 418-648-4322
Toll free: 1-866-936-4422

RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Ends January 17, 2017

NUMBER OF JOBS: Approximately 25 in Ottawa and 12 in Québec.

- Full-time Summer: May to Labour Day 2017
- Possibility of part-time employment or re-employment during the fall and winter.

ABOUT US: Rideau Hall in Ottawa and the Citadelle in Québec City, the official residences of the Governor General of Canada, are heritage sites and national gathering places where the Governor General lives and carries out his official duties. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO: Do you like to be in the heart of the action? Would you like to meet people from all over the world and enrich your language skills in both English and French? A job as a guide-interpreter may be for you!

You will greet thousands of visitors, ranging from tourists to school children and dignitaries. You will conduct tours as part of our visitor programme as well as during official ceremonies and events. 

This unique experience will allow you to learn new skills and prepare for your future career while building long-lasting friendships.

Ottawa (Ontario) - Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive.
Québec (Quebec) - Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle, 1 Côte de la Citadelle.

TO APPLY: Submit your application with your résumé.

Eligibility Criteria

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: You must be bilingual and demonstrate that you possess advanced oral communication skills in both English and French. This requirement will be assessed by phone before and/or during an interview.

EDUCATION: Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate university program and must have completed at least one semester.

SKILLS: We are seeking students with (the):
- Ability to work with the public
- Public speaking ability

Previous experience in dealing with the public, in providing customer service, in conducting guided tours, in offering group animation or in working in the tourism industry is considered an asset.

You must also meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria, for details please visit the following Website:

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Conditions of employment are any requirements that must be met or complied with before being hired to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment.

Successful students will be required to provide a copy of the following documents PRIOR to the employment start date:
1. Proof of Canadian citizenship (valid passport or birth certificate);
2. Confirmation of full-time student status for the winter 2017 academic session at a recognized university.

Furthermore, successful candidates must: 
1. Meet and maintain the required security standard (Site Access) following the interview;
2. Wear and maintain a uniform; 
3. Be willing and able to work variable schedules including weekends and statutory holidays, as well as evenings for official events; 
4. Work inside and outdoors in various weather conditions;
5. Respect the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) Professional Code of Conduct.
6. Must provide proof of return to full-time studies for the fall 2017 academic session.


TRAINING: Mandatory paid training will be provided at the beginning of employment to all newly hired students.

Candidates are responsible for paying their own travel expenses incurred to attend an interview.

No relocation expenses will be reimbursed if a successful candidate moves as the result of an offer of student employment. The hired students must pay for their own accommodations and other living expenses while in the National Capital Region or in the Québec City Area.

Rates of Pay

As per the Student Rates of Pay established by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (

Important messages

Successful completion of both an FSWEP work assignment and your educational program may lead to an appointment to a temporary or permanent position in the Federal Public Service for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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Employer Address: 
Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Dr
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A1
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