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Working at Employment and Social Development Canada, which includes Service Canada and the Labour Program, gives you the chance to help strengthen Canada's economy, society and communities.

If you want to:

  • work on leading-edge, transformative service delivery
  • develop innovative policy and programs that have a real impact on Canadians' lives
  • use a broad range of data sets and analytics to inform decision making
  • continue to develop your professional skills and take advantage of diverse learning and advancement opportunities across program areas and across the country
  • work with people who believe diversity is one of our greatest strengths
  • use your skills, passion and dedication to support Canadians through life's big moments

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Award winning employer in diversity

We have some great news to share!

We were named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers by the editors of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, and now we are proud to share that we are also winners of the Canada's Best Diversity Employers Award! This special designation recognizes the employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

The Canada’s Top 100 - Diversity award recognizes employers from across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five groups: women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

Follow the link to read ESDC’s overview and to learn what other employers are doing related to diversity and inclusion as well.

We are so proud to be recognized as an employer of choice offering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


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Spend #60Seconds With our students

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My name is Libby

My name is Claire

My name is Nicolas Lauzon

My name is Wiam

My name is Maro

My name is Jessica Lacombe and I work with the media services and events team.

I work on the Social Media Team

I work in Senior and Social Development Communications

I work for Job Bank

I work at ESDC in PASRB

I work in departmental labour relations.

First day on the job, it was absolutely incredible. I got to meet everyone. Working at ESDC you can see the absolute passion these people have.

Going in, I think my perception of government work was that there is a lot of like policy analysis and kind of sitting at the desk and reading things. But in communications you're always on the go; things are always changing and you have to create new products.

My biggest surprise at ESDC was that I've been working a lot, very closely, with students, other students. Which I love because we are all in the same boat; we are all at the same position at the same time.

Everyone is really positive. There's a really positive atmosphere, and that made me feel like I was almost part of a family.

Because it's the federal government and it's bilingual, I noticed that my English really improved over the short time I've been here.

My favourite project that I've worked on was going to We Day in Ottawa; we were there specifically for this Facebook page, called Leaders Today which is about the youth of Canada.

One of my special projects was the Canada History Week tweets that I worked on. I did that start to finish and I collected the information about different events in Canadian accessibility history. We got a really good response on that, which is exciting.

What one of my favourite experiences of working here at ESDC was the youth hackathon. I had a lot to contribute to that. And I loved the fact that I could use my knowledge of, you know, youth and actually participate and make a big change.

The special project I worked on was the DM Awards. I was the lead for several aspects of the event, and that really gave me the chance to take initiative.

I think that this environment is very open to students and to new ideas, so if people are looking into government, I think ESDC is the place to be.

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