If you were looking to make a little bit of extra money in the run up to Christmas, look no further. Elections Canada is now hiring across several positions for Canada’s 2019 federal election, and there is some serious money to be made! From information officers and ballot handlers to general poll workers, there is pretty much something on the table for everyone.\nWith Canada’s federal election now less than two weeks away, Elections Canada is hiring across a range of positions, with several different opportunities available. The majority of positions are based in Canada’s polling stations, where locals will head to vote on and around October 21.\nAccording to the Elections Canada website, positions range from roles like the deputy returning officer, who handles the ballots, to the information officer, who escorts and directs electors to the appropriate table. Poll workers are there on the front line, to make it possible for electors to vote in an orderly fashion.\nFor the majority of the positions, the main requirements are that the applicant is over 16 years old, is a Canadian citizen, and has the ability to be tactful, polite, and discreet.\nView this post on Instagram Thanks to the National Association of Friendship Centres for inviting us to the 30th Annual Youth Forum! We learned lots about the experiences at the polls of #Indigenous youth who live in urban areas. #cdnpoli #ItsOurVote A post shared by Elections Canada (@electionscan_e) on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:45am PDT\nThe pay scale varies depending on the Elections Canada position described, but some advanced positions offer up to $247.50 per day! Others offer around $15 per hour, meaning that they pay more than the country’s average minimum wage.\nThe job vacancies do have a list of "‘special requirements" and "core competencies" that are necessary for all of the positions. These include basic literacy skills (reading and writing), basic interpersonal skills, ability to perform repetitive tasks, and ability to learn quickly.\nView this post on Instagram We had SO MUCH FUN the last time we attended @dxcsummit! Can’t wait to be back this weekend talking #democracy and #civicengagement with @SamaraCdn, @RULeadLab and others. #DXC19 A post shared by Elections Canada (@electionscan_e) on Jan 24, 2019 at 11:06am PST\nThe Elections Canada website does note that some of their positions will require staff to stand for long periods of time, stand or sit close to exterior doors where there could be bad weather, complete detailed forms and paperwork with legible handwriting and count ballots using basic arithmetic skills.\nThere are also available positions country-wide, so it's worth taking a look if there are vacancies near you!\nView this post on Instagram What goes into all of these giant containers of election supplies we’re sending out? Everything we need to serve electors! Voting screens, ballot boxes, pencils, posters, etc., are all inside! #cdnpoli #ItsOurVote A post shared by Elections Canada (@electionscan_e) on Sep 23, 2019 at 9:29am PDT\nFull details and descriptions of all the positions available can be viewed on the Elections Canada website.\nCanadians will head to the polls to vote in less than two weeks on October 21.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.