Working at PPS We protect the most visible national and international symbol of Canadian democracy.

Are you ready?

Talented and motivated people are dedicated to delivering on an important mission of protecting the heartbeat of Canadian democracy. The Parliament of Canada is where the legislative process unfolds and where millions of visitors come to learn its history and openly enjoy access to its grounds.

We understand the increasingly unpredictable nature of local, national, and international security threats. We recognize our unique, complex operating environment and our need to adapt to these conditions – and it starts with our people.

Our employees are ambitious and embrace change. That is what makes us so adaptable and agile in the environment in which we serve. Teams are built on trust and support for one another and we work in unity to deliver on an important mission.

Competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision plans
  • Public Service pension plan
  • 35-hour standard work week*
  • Minimum 4 weeks of paid vacation
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

*Protection Officers and Detection Specialists are required to perform shift work.

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Jobs Explore our various types of jobs and begin your journey to a stimulating and rewarding career with us.

We look for talented and ambitious individuals at different stages of their career – those with the skills and expertise to help us deliver on our important mission. While we work in a politically-sensitive environment, our employees are strictly non-partisan. Equally important is our ability to serve our clients in both official languages of Canada. Our positions are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Our employment opportunities are posted on the Government of Canada jobs website.

PPS is a parliamentary entity created by law as a separate and distinct organization from the Government of Canada. We are not subject to the Public Service Employment Act, and we have our own classification and compensation scheme. 

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