Work Opportunities
at Elections Canada

Deputy Returning Officer (polling day)

Principal Tasks

  • Makes sure the polling station opens and closes on time
  • Sets up the poll with the necessary supplies
  • Verifies electors' ID and enforces ID policy
  • Issues the ballot to the elector and indicates the instructions to follow
  • Completes the appropriate paperwork to record that an elector has voted
  • Ensures that electors and candidates' representatives follow all safety guidelines and procedures
  • Manages the custody of ballots and ballot boxes
  • Counts the ballots, completes the related forms and communicates the results to the local Elections Canada office
  • Returns the ballot box and related materials to the returning officer or central poll supervisor, as instructed, at the end of the counting of ballots and completion of paperwork

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have experience in receiving and recording personal information from the general public and in completing paperwork or forms
  • Have experience in dealing with the public
  • Have experience in conflict resolution
  • Be tactful and exercise good judgment
  • Remain polite and courteous (demonstrate professionalism)

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$17.72/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE

Deputy returning officer (advance polling days)

Principal Tasks

  • Makes sure the polling station opens and closes on time
  • Sets up the poll with the necessary supplies
  • Verifies electors' ID and enforces ID policy
  • Issues the ballot to the elector and indicates the instructions to follow
  • Completes the appropriate paperwork to record that an elector has voted
  • Ensures that candidates' representatives follow the guidelines
  • Manages the custody of ballots and ballot boxes
  • Ensures safe transportation and storage of material between each day of voting and between the last day and election night
  • On election night: counts the ballots, completes the related forms and communicates the results to the local Elections Canada office
  • Returns the ballot box and related materials to the returning officer, as instructed, at the end of voting

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have experience in receiving and recording personal information from the general public and in completing paperwork or forms
  • Have experience in dealing with the public
  • Have experience in conflict resolution
  • Be tactful and exercise good judgment
  • Remain polite and courteous (demonstrate professionalism)

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$17.72/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE

Information officer (polling day)

Principal Tasks

  • Helps with setting up and closing the polling place
  • Greets electors at the main or exterior entrance and directs them to the voting room or waiting area in foyers or reception rooms
  • Directs electors to their polling station or registration desk
  • Reminds electors to have their voter information card and ID available and answers their questions
  • Informs electors about any special processes or procedures, including the wearing and availability of masks during COVID-19 and the location of hand sanitizer stations
  • Ensures that entry logs are completed
  • Recognizes when an elector may need extra assistance and helps them as necessary, including opening the door for them if the polling place is not equipped with automatic door openers or ensuring that they have translation services if needed
  • Greets candidates and candidates' representatives and directs them to the CPS or admits them for observation
  • Supports the CPS in ensuring that the polling place remains safe, which includes sanitizing high-touch areas from time to time
  • Ensures that the polling place closes at the prescribed time and that electors who enter the polling place before it closes can exercise their right to vote
  • Helps count the ballots on election night

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have good communication skills to effectively provide direction and instructions
  • Have experience in managing large groups to help electors circulate in an orderly fashion
  • Have experience completing simple forms with information from the public or clients
  • Be tactful and exercise good judgment
  • Remain polite and courteous (demonstrate professionalism)

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$17.72/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE

Information officer (advance polling days)

Principal Tasks

  • Helps with setting up and closing the polling place
  • Greets electors at the main or exterior entrance and directs them to the voting room or waiting area in foyers or reception rooms
  • Directs electors to their polling station or registration desk
  • Reminds electors to have their voter information card and ID available and answers their questions
  • Informs electors about any special processes or procedures, including the wearing and availability of masks during COVID-19 and the location of hand sanitizer stations
  • Ensures that entry logs are completed
  • Recognizes when an elector may need extra assistance and helps them as necessary, including opening the door for them if the polling place is not equipped with automatic door openers or ensuring that they have translation services if needed
  • Greets candidates and candidates' representatives and directs them to the CPS or admits them for observation
  • Supports the CPS in ensuring that the polling place remains safe, which includes sanitizing high-touch areas from time to time
  • Ensures that the polling place closes at the prescribed time and that electors who enter the polling place before it closes can exercise their right to vote
  • Helps count the ballots on election night

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have good communication skills to effectively provide direction and instructions
  • Have experience in managing large groups to help electors circulate in an orderly fashion
  • Have experience completing simple forms with information from the public or clients
  • Be tactful and exercise good judgment
  • Remain polite and courteous (demonstrate professionalism)

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$17.72/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE

Registration officer (polling day)

Principal Tasks

  • Sets up the registration desk, materials and posters and prepares the polling place
  • Explains the registration process and ID requirements
  • Consults the poll key to determine electors' polling division
  • Verifies and accepts electors' proof of identity and address information and enforces ID policy
  • Registers new electors or corrects their information and completes relevant paperwork
  • Completes certificates and declarations to finish the vouching process for an elector to have their information vouched for by another elector
  • Ensures that candidates' representatives follow the guidelines
  • Helps count the ballots on election night

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have experience in receiving, understanding and recording personal information from the general public and in completing paperwork or forms
  • Have experience in conflict resolution
  • Remain polite and courteous (demonstrate professionalism)

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$17.72/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE

Registration officer (advance polling days)

Principal Tasks

  • Sets up the registration desk, materials and posters and prepares the polling place
  • Explains the registration process and ID requirements
  • Consults the poll key to determine electors' polling division
  • Verifies and accepts electors' proof of identity and address information and enforces ID policy
  • Registers new electors or corrects their information and completes relevant paperwork
  • Completes certificates and declarations to finish the vouching process for an elector to have their information vouched for by another elector
  • Ensures that candidates' representatives follow the guidelines
  • Helps count the ballots on election night

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have experience in receiving, understanding and recording personal information from the general public and in completing paperwork or forms
  • Have experience in conflict resolution
  • Remain polite and courteous (demonstrate professionalism)

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$17.72/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE

Central poll supervisor (polling day)

Principal Tasks

  • Manages the polling place and ensures that all partisan material is removed
  • Ensures the safety of poll workers, electors and candidates' representatives, including ensuring there is enough space for physical distancing, signage and protective equipment
  • Confirms the accessibility of the polling place
  • Ensures that polls are set up as required and that they open and close promptly at the prescribed time
  • Ensures that poll workers arrive on time
  • Distributes materials to poll workers
  • Relays information between the office and poll workers
  • Supervises poll workers to ensure procedures are followed and forms are completed correctly
  • Replaces a poll worker who didn't show up or is taking a break by taking on all of their duties
  • Admits candidates' representatives at the polling place and makes sure they follow the guidelines
  • Ensures proper application of Canada Elections Act in the polling place
  • Supervises the counting of the ballots
  • Manages the collection and return of ballot boxes and election materials
  • Provides the returning officer with the results of the count

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have experience in managing large groups to help electors circulate in an orderly fashion
  • Have experience in dealing with the public
  • Have experience in conflict resolution

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$23.44/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE

Central poll supervisor (advance polling days)

Principal Tasks

  • Manages the polling place and ensures that all partisan material is removed
  • Ensures the safety of poll workers, electors and candidates' representatives, including ensuring there is enough space for physical distancing, signage and protective equipment
  • Confirms the accessibility of the polling place
  • Ensures that polls are set up as required and that they open and close promptly at the prescribed time
  • Ensures that poll workers arrive on time
  • Distributes materials to poll workers
  • Relays information between the office and poll workers
  • Supervises poll workers to ensure procedures are followed and forms are completed correctly
  • Replaces a poll worker who didn't show up or is taking a break by taking on all of their duties
  • Admits candidates' representatives at the polling place and makes sure they follow the guidelines
  • Ensures proper application of Canada Elections Act in the polling place
  • Supervises the counting of the ballots
  • Manages the collection and return of ballot boxes and election materials
  • Provides the returning officer with the results of the count

Overview of Qualifications

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old on polling day
  • Have experience in managing large groups to help electors circulate in an orderly fashion
  • Have experience in dealing with the public
  • Have experience in conflict resolution

Remuneration* (Rate is subject to change)

$23.44/hour plus overtime paid at a rate of one and a half times the hourly rate worked in excess of eight hours in one day

 

APPLY HERE