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Staff at Returning Officers' Offices

Before an election, returning officers select their office staff (also known as key staff) but hire staff members only once the election has been called. Office staff handle all the preparations necessary for the smooth conduct of the election and offer registration and special ballot voting services.

Applicants must have the following skills:

  • Ability to read and write
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to be impartial
  • Ability to serve voters with disabilities
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Basic math and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions and standards
  • Ability to learn quickly
It is a condition of employment that employees consent to disclosing to their office supervisor if they experience symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19.

Note: During the term of employment with Elections Canada, you may not take part in any partisan political activity. The length of employment and deadline to apply will vary by position. Please inquire with the returning officer for more details.

Current Opportunities

Attach your resume and your cover letter.

View job descriptions here.

Nova Scotia

Cape Breton–Canso (NS) (12001.Jamie.Pearl@elections.ca)

  • Electoral material coordinator
  • Financial officer
  • Service centre support officer
  • Training officer

Apply now

Quebec

Bourassa (QC) (24015.danielle.jomphe@elections.ca)

  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Automation coordinator
  • Recruitment supervisor

Apply now

Laurentides–Labelle (QC) (24038.24036_Pierre.Tison@elections.ca)

  • Service point supervisor
  • Financial officer
  • Office coordinator
  • Automation coordinator
  • Poll operations manager
  • Office clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Service centre support officers
  • Recruitment supervisor
  • Recruitment officer
  • Training officer

Apply now

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount (QC) (24053.Julie.Messier@elections.ca)

  • Service point supervisor
  • Financial officer
  • Additional assistant returning officer
  • Electoral material coordinator
  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Recruitment supervisor

Apply now

Vimy (QC) (24078.elias.boustros@elections.ca)

  • Poll operations manager
  • Financial officer
  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Service point supervisor
  • Recruitment supervisor
  • Training officer

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Ontario

Hamilton Centre (ON) (35035.35036_Timothy.Burns@elections.ca)

  • Service point supervisor
  • Automation coordinator
  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Poll operations manager

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Hastings–Lennox and Addington (ON) (35039.CarolAnn.Maleska@elections.ca)

  • Automation coordinator
  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Assistant service point supervisor
  • Financial officer
  • Recruitment officer
  • Service agent

Apply now

Kenora (ON) (35042.jaye.wesley@elections.ca)

  • Additional assistant returning officer

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King–Vaughan (ON) (35043.35047_Nicole.Marin@elections.ca)

  • Financial officer
  • Electoral material coordinator
  • Poll operations manager

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Oakville (ON) (35072.Roci.Freeman@elections.ca)

  • Automation coordinator
  • Assistant automation coordinator

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York South–Weston (ON) (35120.jacqueline.daley@elections.ca)

  • Automation coordinator
  • Service point supervisor
  • Recruitment supervisor

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Manitoba
Saskatchewan

Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River (SK) (47003.wendy.gowda@elections.ca)

  • Assistant returning officer
  • Polling operations manager
  • Recruitment supervisor
  • Service point supervisor

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Alberta

Calgary Confederation (AB) (48005.kimberly.carter@elections.ca)

  • Bilingual receptionist
  • Service agent
  • Support officer

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Edmonton Griesbach (AB) (48015.will.chmilar@elections.ca)

  • Assistant Returning Officer
  • Service point supervisor

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Edmonton Manning (AB) (48016.Ryan.Reichl@elections.ca)

  • Training officer
  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Financial officer
  • Recruitment officer
  • Receptionist

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Fort McMurray–Cold Lake (AB) (48023.joanne.day@elections.ca)

  • Service agents
  • Polling operations manager
  • Receptionist
  • Recruitment supervisor
  • Service point supervisor
  • Election material coordinator

Apply now

Grande Prairie–Mackenzie (AB) (48024.Rhonda.Danderfer@elections.ca)

  • Additional assistant returning officer
  • Assistant automation coordinator

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Lakeland (AB) (48025.Maureen.Sullivan@elections.ca)

  • Financial officers
  • Recruitment officer
  • Office coordinator
  • Office clerk
  • Service centre support officer
  • Receptionist
  • Training officer

Apply now

Leduc Wetaskiwin (AB) (48999.48028_Sandi.Dahl@elections.ca)

  • Financial officers
  • Recruitment officer
  • Electoral material coordinator
  • Support officer

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British Columbia

Delta (BC) (59011.Greg.Parkes@elections.ca)

  • Service point supervisor
  • Service agent
  • Finance officer
  • Recruitment supervisor
  • Recruitment officer
  • Office coordinator
  • Receptionist
  • Automation coordinator
  • Poll operation manager
  • Training officer
  • Electoral material coordinator

Apply now

Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo (BC) (59013.geoffrey.collier@elections.ca)

  • Service agent
  • Recruitment officer
  • Office coordinator
  • Receptionist
  • Training officer

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Kootenay–Columbia (BC) (59015.Alexandra.Pronovost@elections.ca)

  • Additional assistant returning officer
  • Service point supervisor
  • Community relations officer – Indigenous
  • Community relations officer
  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Community relations officer – Official Languages/Ethnocultural

Apply now

Prince George–Peace River–Northern Rockies (BC) (59024.Linda.Smerychynski@elections.ca)

  • Office coordinator
  • Service agent
  • Poll operation manager
  • Service point supervisor
  • Training officer
  • Electoral material coordinator
  • Finance officer
  • Assistant automation coordinator

Apply now

Skeena–Bulkley Valley (BC) (59028.William.Spat@elections.ca)

  • Office coordinator
  • Service agent
  • Poll operation manager
  • Service point supervisor
  • Training officer
  • Electoral material coordinator
  • Finance officer
  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Assistant returning officer

Apply now

Vancouver Granville (BC) (59036.59038_Teresa.Vaccaro@elections.ca)

  • Recruitment officer
  • Service point supervisor
  • Electoral material coordinator
  • Financial officer

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Vancouver South (BC) (59040.rizwana.jiwa@elections.ca)

  • Assistant automation coordinator
  • Service point supervisor
  • Training officer
  • Financial officer
  • Additional assistant returning officer

Apply now

Job descriptions


Canadian citizens who are at least 16 years old or older on election day are invited and encouraged to apply.