Job Overview

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

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

Language Profile

French or English Essential

  • Reading comprehension: -
  • Written expression: -

Oral interaction: -

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 Short Order Cook positions on a 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 Short Order Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. This includes cooking or reheating Daily Specials for Cafeterias, taking orders from customers and serving clients at food stations.

More specifically, you takes and prepares all orders, customized to guests’ requirements for the assigned station, complies in accordance with standardized recipes and in pre-determined quantity as per instructions received from the Supervisors, Cafeteria PDR and Catering Services.

Hourly Rate: $20.04 to $25.36

The ideal person:

The ideal person possesses strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment to execute multiple client orders at one time. Your enthusiasm, tact and courtesy are also very important to provide a high quality service to various clients.

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 an acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience;

Completion of a basic health and safety course and certification under the Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP) will be considered as an asset.


Experience in short order preparation and fast cooking techniques in a restaurant or a cafeteria;

Experience interacting directly and regularly with clients.


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


The purpose of this recruitment and selection process is to create a pool of potential candidates for the position of Short Order Cook on a seasonal on-call basis.

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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