Elections Canada hiring Squamish folks for the federal election | Squamish Chief

Elections Canada hiring Squamish folks for the federal election

Workers needed primarily at polling stations

Elections Canada needs poll workers in Squamish, Pemberton and Whistler.

These are paid positions and there is paid training.

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"Poll workers are a crucial part of ensuring that every Canadian can vote," reads a news release from Elections Canada.

Poll workers are placed primarily at polling stations, where electors go to vote.

Various positions are available, from the deputy returning officer, who handles the ballots, to the information officer, who directs electors to the appropriate table, according to the release.

"During an election, poll workers are the front line and make it possible for electors to vote in an orderly fashion."

A full description of these jobs is available at elections.ca.

The job-seeker can just click on “jobs" at the top of the site.

Applications can be completed directly online.

The job applications filled out online are sent directly to the applicant’s local Returning Office, based on their postal code.

Qualifications include that applicants be Canadian citizens and at least 16 years old.

Elections Canada hires thousands of people to help put on an election.

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