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Apply to work for Elections Canada

Posted: September 1, 2021

Elections Canada becomes the largest employer in the country on election day. 

Elections Canada is looking to hire thousands of workers to work at polling locations across the country. 

All workers will receive fully paid training in order to effectively work during the election with most positions paying $17.72/hr.  

Rest assured all appropriate COVID safety measures are in place for the duration of working at a polling station.

The Federal election is Sept. 20.

Make a valuable contribution to democracy—apply to work at the federal election: www.elections.ca/jobs

Election Facts:

oDuring a Canadian federal election, 338 elections take place simultaneously—one in each riding.

oElections Canada becomes the largest employer in the country on election day. The agency hires about 250,000 people in communities across Canada.

oThe Chief Electoral Officer is the only Canadian citizen over the age of 18 who, by law, is not allowed to vote in federal elections.

o18,350,359 Canadians voted during the 2019 federal election.

Elections Canada is the longest-standing independent electoral agency in the world. It was created in 1920.

oBy law, the minimum length of an election is 37 days. The longest campaign was in 1872 and lasted 78 days.

oElections Canada conducted its last Canada-wide, door-to-door enumeration more than 20 years ago. Today, the agency maintains a permanent, continually updated database called the National Register of Electors.

oCanadian federal elections are usually held every four years on the third Monday of October, but the Prime Minister can call an election at any time by requesting that the Governor General dissolve Parliament.

oParliament lowered the official voting age from 21 to 18 in 1970. The change added about 2 million people to the number of those eligible to vote in Canada—the largest increase since women won the right to vote in 1918.

oEligible Canadian citizens can register to vote at any time—including at their assigned polling station on election day when they go to vote.



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