Student guide-interpreter, Residence of the Governor General at Rideau Hall - Summer 2023

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General


Ottawa (Ontario)

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$18.17 per hour

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CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2023

What you will gain

As a student guide-interpreter at the Residence of the Governor General at Rideau Hall, you will have the opportunity to:

  • develop your public speaking skills in both official languages;
  • gain recognized work experience within the federal public service;
  • work alongside other students with whom you will form lasting friendships; and
  • develop your general knowledge and professional abilities, making your transition to the workforce easier upon graduation.   

What you will do

Rideau Hall has been the official residence and workplace of Canada’s governors general since 1867. As a student guide-interpreter, you will have the opportunity to:

  • work at an exceptionally beautiful site;
  • greet and guide the thousands of visitors who come to Rideau Hall each year;
  • welcome guests and dignitaries at official events in the presence of the Governor General (occasionally); and
  • conduct informative and educational tours to help visitors learn more about the responsibilities of the Governor General, as well as the history, architecture and collections of the residence.

Duration: Full-time job during the summer season (May 1 to September 4, 2023). Possibility of part-time work during the 2023-2024 academic year.

What we are looking for

To be eligible for a summer 2023 student guide-interpreter position, you must:

Note: Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who meet the job requirements.

The candidates we are seeking must have:
• excellent oral communication skills in both official languages (English and French)*;
• strong presentation skills suitable for various audiences (adults, children, etc.); and
• personal qualities that are visitor service- and teamwork-oriented.

*Note: Candidates must be able to offer guided tours and answer complex questions in both official languages. If you meet this criterion, please indicate "Bilingual – English and French" in your application.

The OSGG is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds that represents Canada now and in the future. In order to achieve this goal, we strongly encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the following designated groups: Indigenous people, people with disabilities or members of visible minorities, as preference may be given to employees in these groups.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment are any requirements that must be met or complied with before being hired for a particular position and are to be maintained throughout the employment period.

Candidates must be prepared to:
• wear and maintain a uniform;
• work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions;
• obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance;
• respect the Code of Conduct of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General; and
• work a variable schedule that includes weekends, statutory holidays and occasional evenings.

Please take note that no relocation expenses will be reimbursed if you move as the result of this process and that you must pay for your own accommodations and other living expenses while in the Ottawa area.

Additional requirements (optional)

Before applying, we strongly encourage candidates to visit our “Becoming a Guide” webpage by clicking on the link to the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is also recruiting student guide-interpreters to fill positions at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec (Québec City). For more information or to apply : Student guide-interpreter, Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec - Summer 2023 (

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