Guide Interpreter

Please note that the period to apply to become a guide interpreter at the Court in 2024-2025 is now closed.

General information

Work location: Supreme Court of Canada 301 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Hourly rate of pay: $24.50 / hour

Duration of employment: From April 29, 2024 to April 30, 2025

Application deadline: January 21, 2024

Job description

The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court in Canada and the only bilingual and bijural supreme court in the world. It reviews cases coming from the provincial and territorial appellate courts and the Federal Court of Appeal in civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative law matters.

As a Guide Interpreter at the Supreme Court of Canada, you will have the opportunity to:

  • develop your public speaking and presentation skills in both official languages by engaging with visitors and conveying information that will captivate and educate your audience;
  • work alongside other students with whom you will form lasting friendships;
  • gain work experience within the federal public service; and
  • develop your general knowledge and gain valuable experience working in a court environment.

Eligibility criteria, qualifications and conditions of employment

  • be registered in and having completed one full year of the J.D. or LL.L. or J.D./LL.L. program (Civil Law or Common Law);
  • be enrolled full-time (winter term 2024) and intend on returning to study full-time in the fall term of 2024;
  • be able to work full-time (37.5 hours / week) during the summer (April 29 to September 4, 2024) and part-time (13 hours / week) during the academic year (September 5, 2024 to April 30, 2025); and
  • meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria.

The candidates we are seeking must

  • have excellent oral communication skills in both official languages (advanced level required);
  • be prepared to work a variable schedule that includes weekends, statutory holidays and occasional evenings for special events;
  • be prepared to wear and maintain a uniform;
  • have a working internet connection at home to perform the duties of the position; and
  • obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance.

How to apply?

Visit the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) website, click on the Apply now icon in the “Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory” and follow their instructions on how to login or create a new account.

*Application deadline: January 21, 2024

How are candidates selected?

Eligible candidates will be selected from the student inventory generated through FSWEP.

How will I know whether my application has been retained?

You will receive an email notice confirming that your profile has been selected for a job opportunity.

How will candidates be assessed?

During group and individual interviews, we will test your general knowledge, skills and personal suitability, as well as your ability to communicate in both official languages.

Contact information:

Chantal Ménard