Post-Secondary CO-OP/Internship Program - Academic Institutions and Students

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Benefits

As one of the largest employer, the Government of Canada have thousands of opportunities over 100 Federal Government organizations every year. We have what students need to improve employability in their field of study. This is an opportunity for your students to build Canada’s future by contributing to the renewal of the public service.

The partnership among the employer, the academic institution and the student is a mandatory and key element of the Post-secondary CO-OP/Internship Program.

Student eligibility criteria

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The student must be a full-time student registered in a post-secondary CO-OP/internship program where the work experience is mandatory for graduation

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The post-secondary CO-OP/internship program must be found in the list of validated academic institutions and post-secondary programs

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The student must meet the minimum age requirement in the province of work

Note:

  • In keeping with section 4 of the Student Employment Programs Participants Regulations, preference must be given to students who are Canadian citizens, who have not previously been appointed to the public service under a student employment program and who meet the qualifications for the work to be performed
  • Proof of full-time status will be required.
  • The duration of the CO-OP/internship assignment is determined by the student’s academic institution.
  • Work term is paid unless the student’s academic credit program precludes payment of a salary under section 5.4 of the Student Employment Policy.

Find out if your post-secondary academic institution is in our database

The Public Service Commission of Canada administers and publishes the list of validated post-secondary academic institutions and programs.

Post-secondary academic institutions that wish to have their program(s) added or modified are invited to contact us by email via the following address: cfp.coop.psc@canada.ca.

How to apply

Please contact the academic institution CO-OP/internship program coordinator to find out more about CO-OP/internship work assignment opportunities. You cannot apply for a CO-OP/internship work placement on this website.

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Contact us

For any questions about the Post-Secondary CO-OP/Internship Program, please send us an e-mail at cfp.coop.psc@canada.ca.
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