Work at ACOA

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is a regional development agency working on growing the economy in Atlantic Canada. According to the latest Public Service Employee Survey (PSES), we’re one of the best places to work in the Government of Canada! In the 2020 PSES, 88% of ACOA employees agreed that they liked their job.

President McGuire speaking on a platform with screen and flag in background

Helping Atlantic Canada

Departments such as ours support economic development in Canada by helping businesses become more competitive and productive. We provide regionally tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise. We help business owners innovate and thrive. ACOA President Catherine Blewett believes we have “the best people and the best clients.” And because we grow the economy, our work is very rewarding. 


Joining ACOA as a student is an exciting opportunity! The combination of classroom and workplace learning is a huge benefit – both for you and the public service. See how the government functions. Help build a better tomorrow with your fresh perspective while getting real-world work experience. The Government of Canada has three recognized student employment programs:

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Working at ACOA – Employee profiles

This year marks ACOA’s 35th anniversary as Atlantic Canada’s economic development agency.  We owe our success to the dedication of our staff, working each day to support the growth and development of the region.  As part of our 35th anniversary, our “Working at ACOA” series will highlight various employees and their diverse roles, responsibilities and backgrounds. 

Contact us today!

If you want more information on the work that we do in Atlantic Canada, reach out to ACOA Business Information Services at 1-888-576-4444.

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Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Atlantic time)

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