Post Secondary Recruitment – How to apply

  1. Login to your Public service jobs account
    Create an account (and then login)
  2. Use the job search to find open PSR jobs by selecting the “graduate programs” criteria in the left-hand column
    • Graduate job search
  3. Use the “apply online” link when you are ready to apply and confirm that you have read the notice before continuing
  4. On the “Job applications” page, select every link in the “Requirements” column of the PSR job advertisement box and provide the required information on each page
    • Exclamation mark icon: links with this icon beside them lead to pages that are not mandatory when submitting your application; however, you should still visit those pages to see if there is information you would like to complete
  5. Select “Submit application” once all pages of your application are complete
    • You must agree to the declaration to submit your application


Anyone with a post-secondary diploma or degree may be eligible to apply.

If you are graduating after the spring semester, you can still apply to most opportunities. Consult the advertisements for more details.

For information about degrees obtained outside of Canada, consult: Degree equivalency

Not a Canadian citizen?

Non-Canadians living in Canada can apply to PSR but preference will be given to veterans and Canadian citizens (in that order) who meet the job requirements.

If your citizenship status changes to Canadian citizen after applying, please update your applicant account.

Making changes to your application

You can only make changes to an application before the closing date of the advertisement.

  1. Login to your Public service jobs account
  2. Select the “Job applications” link
  3. Select the “Retrieve application” link in the relevant RPL job advertisement box
  4. Select the links in the “Requirements” column and make the desired changes
    • Don’t forget to save each page before leaving
  5. Once finished, select the “Submit application” link
    • You must agree to the declaration to submit your application
    • If you do not submit your application, you will not be considered further for this job
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