University recruitment: Past recruits

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Hear from recent hires who joined Finance Canada through our university recruitment process. They'll share their experiences so far and tell you what they enjoy most about working at one of Canada's top 100 employers.


"Since joining the Department of Finance, I have been applying my education in economics to conduct research and analyze a range of complex and challenging policy issues, which include evaluating federal tax expenditures. With the Department’s emphasis on personal growth and professional development, I have been able to acquire new sets of skills as an economist and build my network through mentorship and departmental committees. The friendly and collaborative work culture encourages continuous learning, critical thinking, and creativity, and it is inspiring to work with a group of highly knowledgeable and hard-working colleagues that are dedicated to developing policy to support Canadians.”


“The Department of Finance has provided me with dynamic and challenging learning opportunities, allowing me to develop my skills as a policy analyst. Since joining the Department, I have worked on a wide array of policy and regulatory processes on issues that have direct impact on the well-being of Canadians and received guidance from intelligent and thoughtful colleagues. The Department of Finance is a place that truly cares about your professional development, and is able to provide you with the support to grow and excel in your career.”


“Finance Canada has been a great place to start my career as an economist. Not only is it a challenging and stimulating place to work, but the issues we tackle on a daily basis have a very real impact on the lives of Canadians. After a short while working in the Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch, I quickly found myself entrusted with important files that leveraged my education perfectly, creating an incredibly rewarding and motivating work environment. I have the privilege to work alongside extremely competent and friendly co-workers that have helped me grow as an analyst and researcher, motivating me to push myself every day. The Department also emphasises personal development, providing multiple learning opportunities and rewarding excellence through its development program. I am happy and proud to work at Finance and I would not hesitate to call it one of the best places to work in Canada.”


“As an Analyst in the International Trade and Finance branch, the past year has provided a unique opportunity to see behind the curtains of the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have worked with colleagues across the Government of Canada and around the world on issues ranging from development financing to trade negotiations and everything in between. At a time when the world faces unprecedented economic challenges, a position at Finance Canada gives you an opportunity to help develop and implement policies that can have a direct impact on the future of the global economy.”


“My experience as an Economist in the Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch of the Department of Finance has been highly rewarding. I have worked on a variety of interesting policy files, which has involved learning to develop robust advice and collaborating with colleagues from central agencies and other government departments. During these unprecedented times, and in general, I have felt extremely supported by the management team in numerous ways. There is a strong emphasis on mental health, professional development, and mentorship. I believe the Department of Finance to be an ideal place to start my professional career.”


“The Department of Finance has been an incredible place to begin my professional career as an economist. Thanks in large part to my exceptional colleagues, I have had the opportunity to learn quickly, and to deepen my understanding of the real macroeconomy. This learning process has been particularly stimulating during the economic disruption related to COVID-19, which has heightened the importance of timely economic analysis, and put my work in the spotlight.”


“As an economist in Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch, I have had the opportunity to work on challenging and high-profile domestic policy files that have very real impacts on the well-being of Canadians. Since joining the Department of Finance, I’ve been able to work closely with a team of dedicated and supportive colleagues, who are always keen to share their skills and knowledge. The Department is an engaging workplace that supports the development of its employees and is a great place to begin your career.”

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