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September 3, 2015

2015 Federal Elections: interesting employment opportunities for Canadians aged 16 and over

During the next federal election, many electoral officer positions will be open to Canadians.

Each position has specific responsibilities and required qualifications attached to it, as well as a minimum set of competencies.

On voting day, October 19, 2015, Elections Canada will need to fill the following positions: deputy returning officers, poll clerks, information officers, registration officers and central poll supervisors, to name a few.

Wages range from $10.74 to $17.52 per hour for one day’s work of up to 14 hours.

Important note: you must also be able to remain non–partisan in all your dealings with the public during this time of employment, and be prepared to work long hours.

Interested? Let’s see if you have the necessary job aptitudes.

Core competencies

  • Basic literacy skills (reading, writing and comprehension)
  • Basic interpersonal skills, including the ability to exercise impartiality
  • Ability to serve voters with disabilities
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Basic arithmetical skills
  • Basic analytical skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to adhere to directions and standards
  • Ability to learn in a short time frame