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What is it like to be a student at IRCC? Come work with us!

Transcript: What is it like to be a student at IRCC? Come work with us!

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Work at IRCC as a student

Who can apply

If you’re enrolled in full-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution, you’re eligible to work with us. Most student positions are located in the National Capital Region. Positions can also be available across the country.

How to apply

To work with us as a student, you can

Apply through the Federal Student Work Experience Program

You can work with us through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). When there are job opportunities, managers search the inventories to fill their positions.

If you fit the requirements for a student job opportunity at IRCC, we could contact you for further assessment.

Diversity matters – Count yourself in!

IRCC represents and includes the diverse identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada. When you apply, you can indicate (self-declare) if you identify as a woman, or are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority, or a person with a disability.

Some jobs are only available to people in these groups. To be considered for these opportunities, we ask that you please self-declare.

Participate in a post-secondary co-operative (co-op) education and internship program

A co-op program is a great way to get hands-on experience in your field during your studies. Check with your school to see if there is a co-op program for your area of study. When there are co-op opportunities at IRCC, we’ll let your school’s co-op program coordinators know. If you’re enrolled in the co-op program, you can apply directly through your school.

Send us your resume if you have experience working as a student in the federal government

Are you a student who has already worked in the federal government during your studies? If so, email us at and include

We’ll put the information you provide on the questionnaire in a database. Managers will use the database to fill their staffing needs.

If you fit the requirements for a student job opportunity at IRCC, we could contact you.

Transition into a career at IRCC

After you’ve had some experience working at IRCC as a student, there are options for you to continue your career with us. You can come work with us by

Add your name to our graduate staffing directory

We created a directory to help graduating students and new graduates with IRCC experience stay at IRCC and start their career with us.

This directory allows IRCC hiring managers to access candidate profiles based on their staffing needs. If your profile meets the needs of a position, we may contact you directly for a copy of your resume or for an assessment or interview.

You may be eligible to join the directory if you

  1. have worked at least 1 semester at IRCC as a student in
    1. the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
    2. the Post-Secondary Co-op/Internship Program or
    3. a casual or part-time worker contract
  2. graduated in the last 2 years or are graduating in the next 6 months
  3. are not currently employed by the federal public service as a term or indeterminate employee

If you meet the eligibility criteria, submit a completed candidate profile form (PDF, 2.2 MB).

Follow the instructions on the form to email us your application.

The directory is always open; you can apply anytime. You will be asked to renew your interest in remaining in the directory every 4 months.

Get appointed through student bridging

Student bridging is a staffing option for managers to hire students into jobs in the federal public service. Through the bridging process, managers can appoint former students into temporary (term) or permanent (indeterminate) positions.

To be eligible to be bridged, you must have either

Find out more about student bridging in the public service.

Other graduate programs

Discover other programs for recent graduates, as well as specialized programs offering entry-level career opportunities with IRCC and the federal public service.

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