Job Opportunity

Do you want to meet people from across the country and around the world? Would you like to work at one of Canada’s iconic attractions? Then the Parliamentary Boutique is the place for you!

Boutique Assistant

Requirements: Minimal experience in the retail industry (or equivalent).
Knowledge: Basic management and accounting principles.

Main responsibilities

  • Customer service and sales to Senators, MPs, parliamentary employees and visitors
  • Inventory management and control
  • Product and store merchandising
  • Cash management and control

Important tasks

  • Ensure an excellent level of customer service
  • Ensure that daily operations run as smoothly as possible
  • Ensure Boutique cleanliness and appearance


  • Determined probation period: 3 months
  • Determined work period: Maximum of 12 months, renewable each school year 


You must:

  • be enrolled in a college or university program
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • have an interest in customer service and teamwork
  • possess good interpersonal skills

How to Apply

You must provide:

  • your curriculum vitae
  • a 200–300-word text describing why you would like to be an team member of the Parliamentary Boutique
  • the names of three references, your relationship with them and their contact information

Successful candidates

If you are selected during this process, you will be required to:

  • participate in a telephone or MS Teams interview that will consist of behavioural, situational or knowledge-based questions
  • complete a satisfactory reference check
  • obtain a successful pre-employment screening
  • provide scanned or photocopied proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency

 If you are selected during this process, you may be required to:

  • undertake an evaluation of your second language oral proficiency, as preference will be given to candidates who can communicate orally in both official languages

Send your application:

By email
By mail

Parliamentary Boutique
Visitor Welcome Centre / West Block
Room 0127
111 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A9