Legislators (NOC 0011)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Professional (usually a university degree)

Nature of work

Legislators participate in the activities of a federal, provincial, territorial or local government legislative body or executive council, band council or school board as elected or appointed members.

Main duties

  • Legislators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Enact, amend or repeal laws and regulations
  • - Participate in developing or amending government policies, programs or procedures
  • - Represent their government at local, national and international meetings and conferences
  • - Continued…
  • - Respond to matters of concern to constituents or the general public
  • - May serve as minister responsible for a government department or agency and direct senior government managers and officials in the implementation of government policy and the management of that department or agency.

Employment requirements

  • * Election to a legislative body, or appointment to positions such as senator, lieutenant-governor or governor general, is required.

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