To respect the Caretaker Convention, Senate Appointment - Opportunities have been taken down from this website during the writ period.
Canadians may apply for appointment to the Senate at any time through an open application process based on transparent, merit-based criteria and requirements under Canada’s Constitution. They may also nominate or encourage another Canadian to apply.
If you applied more than two years ago, you must submit a new application package with updated documents, as required.
The following table outlines when the Advisory Board plans to start reviewing applications. Canadians are encouraged to apply before the start date in their province to ensure the Advisory Board considers the documentation for this cycle. Please note that applications from all Canadians are accepted at any time and are retained for two years.
|Province||Application review start date|
|Alberta||November 20, 2020
|British Columbia||To be determined
|Manitoba||To be determined
|New Brunswick||November 20, 2020
|Newfoundland and Labrador||To be determined
|Nova Scotia||To be determined
|Ontario||January 27, 2021
|Prince Edward Island||To be determined
|Quebec||November 20, 2020
|Saskatchewan||November 20, 2020
Note: Information about current and future Senate vacancies can be found on the Senate of Canada website.
How to apply
Step 2: Gather the necessary supporting documents. A complete application package includes the following:
- an application form;
- your curriculum vitae;
- three reference letters; and
- a Background Check Consent form.
Step 3: Click the opportunity link for your province or territory in the list below. The opportunity page will display.
Step 4: Click the "Apply Online" link at the bottom of the opportunity page.
Step 6: If you are logged in, the "New Application" page will display. Follow the instructions and upload your documents. The system automatically saves your draft application as you upload your documents. You can log out, and return at any time to add new documents or replace documents with updated versions.
Step 7: Submit your application once it is complete.
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