How to Get Work at the Canadian Embassy in London

Updated April 17, 2017

The Canadian Embassy in London is located in the centre of the city, between Bond Street and Hyde Park Corner underground stations. The embassy houses the Canadian High Commission which administers all UK-Canadian immigration applications and acts as a contact point for diplomatic communications between the two countries. For any role at the Embassy you'll need suitable experience, training and qualifications. Jobs range from administration and cleaning, to managerial and political roles. Application information and current opportunities are best found on the embassy website.

Visit the Canadian Embassy in London website and select your preferred language, either English or French. Click the "Job Opportunities at the High Commission" link in the left-hand navigation.

Click "Job opportunities" for current vacancies at the Embassy. The page lists current openings and ongoing internship, work experience or recruitment programs. If you're looking for a paid job within the Embassy, try clicking any current vacancy links. This brings up application information and expected skills.

Ensure that you're eligible to work at the Canadian Embassy or High Commission by taking the online assessment test. Click the "Recruitment and Staffing" link on the main job opportunities page. Select "Self Assessment." Check the boxes that apply to your situation to confirm your eligibility.

Ensure that you are either eligible to work in the UK as an overseas visitor with a visa, or have UK residency.

Note any closing dates for applications. Send most applications via e-mail to, and note that the Canadian Embassy doesn't accept paper applications for many roles.

Apply to work for the Canadian foreign service if you're a Canadian citizen looking to work in the UK as part of the High Commission. Visit the Canadian Foreign Services website and view requirements and vacancies.

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