Elections Canada Is Hiring Quebec Poll Workers

If you need a job in Montreal and want to get involved in the upcoming federal election, Elections Canada is hiring poll workers in electoral districts across Quebec. Not only will you make more than minimum wage, but you can also get paid time and a half for working extra hours.

There are five possible positions you can apply for. All of them require you to be at least 16 years old on election day and a Canadian citizen. If you're an advance poll worker or an election day poll worker, you also can't take part in any partisan political activity until after the counting of the ballots on election night.

Deputy returning officer (polling day)

Salary: $17.72/hour (plus overtime for each hour worked beyond eight hours per day)

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience in dealing with the public, resolving conflicts, completing paperwork or forms and who feels comfortable receiving and recording personal information. The deputy returning officer should be tactful and polite with good judgement.

Duties include making sure the polling station opens and closes on time, verifying IDs, handing out ballots, counting ballots and ensuring that people are following safety precautions.

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Deputy returning officer (advance polling days)

Salary: $17.72/hour (plus overtime for each hour worked beyond eight hours per day)

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience in dealing with the public, resolving conflicts, completing paperwork or forms and who feels comfortable receiving and recording personal information. The deputy returning officer should be tactful and polite with good judgement.

Duties include making sure the polling station opens and closes on time, verifying IDs, handing out ballots, counting ballots and ensuring that people are following safety precautions.

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Information officer

Salary: $17.72/hour (plus overtime for each hour worked beyond eight hours per day)

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience in managing large groups and with completing simple forms using information from the public or clients. The information officer should also have good communication skills, tact and good judgement. Being polite and courteous goes a long way in this role.

Duties include helping to set up and close the polling place, greeting voters and directing them to the right spot, reminding voters about what they need to do or bring, helping count ballots and ensuring entry logs are complete.

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Registration officer

Salary: $17.72/hour (plus overtime for each hour worked beyond eight hours per day)

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience in conflict resolution who is also comfortable receiving, understanding and recording personal information from the general public and in completing paperwork or forms. The registration officer should also be polite and courteous.

Duties include setting up the registration desk, explaining the registration process and ID requirements, determining electors' polling division, verifying proof of identity and address information, and registering new voters or correcting their information.

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Central poll supervisor

Salary: $23.44/hour (plus overtime for each hour worked beyond eight hours per day)

Who Should Apply: Someone with experience managing large groups, and who's a master of conflict resolution.

Duties include managing the polling place and poll workers, ensuring that any partisan material is removed, making sure everyone follows safety precautions, make sure the space is accessible, distributing materials to poll workers, relaying information between the office and poll workers, supervising the counting of the ballots and replacing a poll worker who doesn't show up if need be.

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