New Job Legislative Page In Nova Scotia

Legislative Page
Legislative Page

Legislative Page

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $18 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Legislative Services

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Casual

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 22-Aug-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Nova Scotia Legislature, consisting of the Lieutenant Governor and the House of Assembly, is the legislative branch of the provincial Government of Nova Scotia, Canada, and is the oldest in Canada, having first sat in 1758. Nova Scotia has 55 Members in the House of Assembly (MLAs) representing 55 electoral districts. The House of Assembly meets in Province House, a National Historic Site and Canada’s oldest legislative building, located in downtown Halifax.

For information about the Legislature please visit About the Legislature at

About Our Opportunity

Legislative Pages hold a time-honoured position in the Westminster parliamentary system. Collaboratively working as a nonpartisan member of a team under the direction of House of Assembly Operations, Pages support the day-to-day functions of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. Pages prepare for daily House sittings and provide a range of services to assist the Speaker, MLAs, Table Officers and legislative divisions to facilitate the smooth operation of the House of Assembly.

Becoming a Legislative Page provides an excellent opportunity to make use of professional communications skills, organizational and hospitality skills, and second language skills. Pages witness MLAs debating, amending, and passing legislation and see first-hand how Nova Scotia’s legislative body works to serve Nova Scotians.

When the House of Assembly is sitting, Pages work both on the floor of the House of Assembly and behind the scenes. As the daily routine unfolds and Legislative Television broadcasts the proceedings on television and on the internet, Pages, working in shifts, undertake a variety of duties including: setting up the House for daily routine; responding to and coordinating requests from the Speaker, MLAs and Table Officers; collecting and distributing documents, messages and supplies within and outside the Legislative Chamber; setting up rooms and providing hospitality through the non-alcoholic beverage service in the Legislative Chamber and committee meetings, and collecting glassware, dishes and cutlery for cleaning, and re-stocking.

When the House is not sitting, Pages set up rooms within the legislature’s building, Province House, for committee meetings and other functions and events. This may include routine duties such as organizing the non-alcoholic beverage service, setting up tables and chairs, and clearing up.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you are enrolled in high school (Grades 11 and 12 only) or a part-time or full-time student enrolled in post-secondary education program (university, community college, or career college) or are a recent graduate (within 3 years). Preference will be given to currently enrolled students.

While not required, previous experience working in the hospitality sector or customer service is considered an asset.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, interview(s), and reference checks.

Working Conditions

Legislative Pages are employed on a casual basis and working in shifts of four hours (occasionally two shifts back to back). Legislative Pages must be available to work a minimum of three shifts per week when the House of Assembly is sitting, generally on weekdays only, in the Spring and Fall, and on an as-needed basis when the House is not sitting the rest of the year. Pages must be able to work flexible hours. House of Assembly Operations will work with you to accommodate your high school or university schedule. Some lifting and carrying of heavy objects are required. Routinely, Pages stand for long periods, climb stairs and some hours will be spent sitting at a reception desk.

Additional Information

In your cover letter please explain how you hope to benefit from serving as a Legislative Page.

Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $18.00 - Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].