Keeping Ontario's Legislative Assembly running smoothly takes many talented people, doing many different jobs - from camera operators and committee clerks, to purchasing officers and researchers. The Office of the Assembly is mandated to provide non-partisan support to the Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs).

Together, we provide administrative and procedural services to all MPPs, as well as operational support for the daily activities of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Our success is determined by the strength and diversity of our staff and by supporting our core values: integrity, community, and excellence.

Legislative Student Usher

(September 2019 to August 2020)

Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario seeks a Legislative Student Usher who, as part of our Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations Branch, in Toronto, ON, will assist in the day-to-day operation of Parliament by working in the Legislative Chamber while the House is in session.

What You’ll Do

You’ll act with integrity to:

  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in a non-partisan support role
  • Exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with MPPs, visitors and staff in a politically sensitive environment


You’ll support our community as you:

  • Ensure rules of conduct and protocols are observed when Parliamentary proceedings are in session
  • Maintain confidentiality of proceedings
  • Assist with the set-up of the Chamber, monitor access to the galleries, seat visitors and provide coat check services, and assist with committee proceedings
  • Provide exceptional customer service at all times

How You Qualify

You demonstrate excellence through your:

  • Keen understanding and interest in Ontario’s parliamentary system
  • Flexibility, teamwork and demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English, conversational French would be considered an asset
  • Enrollment in a post-secondary institution in the GTA for the 2019/2020 academic year
  • Focus and ability to remain standing at various assigned posts for prolonged periods of time
  • Adaptability and ability to respond to changing work pace within a high-profile environment

If you join our team, you can expect:

  • Continued training and development
  • Dynamic working environment


Hours of Work: This role involves working when the House is in session.  A minimum commitment to work 2-3 shifts per week from Monday to Thursday is required. 


Regular hours of work when Parliament is in session*:

  AM shift    PM shift 
Monday:   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon   12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday:   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon    2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:     7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon   12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


*Some duties will require additional hours


Rate of Pay: $16.68 per hour

File No.: LA-2019-24

Closing Date:  May 27, 2019


Note: A Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) will be required as a condition of employment for this position. Selected candidates will be required to provide a current PVSC no later than August 16, 2019.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of the candidate.

File No.: LA-2019-24

Closing Date: Monday, May 27, 2019