Job Overview

Ottawa, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
$20 - $25 Per Hour
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Entry Level (0 - 2 Years)

Job Description

Language Profile

  • Bilingual Imperative (English / French)
  • Reading comprehension: -

Written expression: -

  • Oral interaction: Basic level (A)

Your Challenge

If you dream of joining an organization that is small enough to be noticed and big enough to provide a meaningful career, we want to hear about you!

The House of Commons Parliamentary Precinct Operations (PPO) is currently looking to build a pool of potential candidates to staff various Food Services Attendant positions on an seasonal on-call basis.

Don’t miss out on this chance to work at the Heart of democracy!

The Organization:

PPO is responsible for providing efficient and modern operational services to Members of Parliament and the House Administration while ensuring a functional work environment. This includes but not limited to the provision of services such as food services.

Food services provide various hospitality services to Parliamentarians and their staff, House Administration employees and visitors to the Hill. These services are offered by the Parliamentary Dining Room and cafeterias located in different buildings on the Hill. Food services also provide a full catering service for a variety of functions ranging from a simple coffee service to the complexities of a banquet.

About the Role:

The Food Services Attendant is responsible for serving customers in cafeterias at various stations, and at the sales register. The incumbent participates in the setup of all equipment and food delivery for all catering events throughout the precinct, and supports the Servers in the Parliamentary Dining Room. The Food Services Attendant is responsible for serving food and beverages in the Parliamentary Dining Room and the banquet and reception rooms in the buildings on Parliament Hill, for setting up the rooms, and for ensuring prompt, polite and efficient service that maintains the professional image of the House of Commons for guests. The incumbent also assists with food preparation, production, and reheating when necessary for the cafeterias and catering services, and ensures prompt and efficient delivery of catering and cafeteria services in alignment with client service, food handling, production and quality standards. The incumbent also operates the parliamentary dining room or cafeteria sale registers.

Hourly Rate: $20.04 to $25.36

The ideal person:

The ideal person is very client service oriented and possess very good interpersonal skills. Your strong organizational skills, initiative and judgment will be required to succeed in this position.

Top reasons to join the House of Commons Administration:

- Work at the Heart of democracy

- Work-life balance / Flexible schedules / 35-hour work week

- Resources to promote well-being

- Learning, professional development and advancement opportunities

Everyone is Welcome!

The House of Commons is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive, diverse, respectful and barrier-free environment. We strive to make our organization a place where everyone feels they belong.

If you require accommodation during the application or assessment process, please contact for additional support.



  • High school diploma OR acceptable combination of education, training and/or relevant experience;
  • Completion of a basic health and safety course and/or certification under the Food Safety Training or a Food Handler Certificate will be considered as an asset.


  • Experience in a similar position in a cafeteria or food service environment;
  • Experience with food preparation;
  • Experience in customer service delivery and problem solving in a high-profile environment.


Candidates will be evaluated against the House of Commons Administration Competency Framework – Operations group


Essential Information

Effective June 20, 2022, the requirement for all individuals to be fully vaccinated against

COVID-19 in order to gain entry to the Parliamentary Precinct is being suspended. Please note, however, that the House of Commons reserves the right to reinstate the same or similar requirements at any time without further notice.

Other preventative measures will continue to be taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.

A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates. Assessments and interviews may be held in-person or virtually and the use of technology may be required. For any questions regarding use of technology, please contact

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

  • Selected candidates who do not have valid second language evaluation (SLE) results will be assessed. Bilingual non-imperative appointments could also be considered.
  • Please note that only applications submitted through our Career Portal will be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on October 31, 2022.
  • Please note: candidates will be selected for further evaluations and assessments based on their submitted application (including but not limited to: resume, cover letter, survey responses, education, etc.) and the ability to demonstrate how they meet the pre requisites and assets within the poster.
  • Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity as well as all related documents. Once the closing date has passed, these documents will no longer be available.
  • If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Recruitment and Selection at before the closing date and time of the recruitment and selection process. We will respond to enquiries within 24 hours (excluding statutory holidays and weekends).
  • Relocation and travel expenses incurred during the recruitment and selection process are the applicant's responsibility.


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