You may apply now even if there are currently no vacancies in the Senate for your province or territory of residence. For more information on current or upcoming Senate vacancies, please visit the Senate of Canada website.
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 the Constitution. They may also nominate and encourage another Canadian to apply.
If you have already applied in the past two years, you do not need to reapply. You can however update your documents by using the Senate Appointments Self-Serve system.
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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- Senator for Newfoundland and Labrador
- Senator for Northwest Territories
- Senator for Nova Scotia
- Senator for Nunavut
- Senator for Ontario
- Senator for Prince Edward Island
- Senator for Quebec
- Senator for Saskatchewan
- Senator for Yukon
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