Federal Student Work Experience Program


What is it?

A program offering full-time students work experience in the federal public service.

Why do it?

  • enrich your academic program
  • develop your employability skills
  • explore your interests
  • get insight into a career as a federal public servant
  • potentially find your future full-time job

How it works

We offer a wide variety of jobs across Canada. Opportunities include field work, research, administration, IT, finance, trades, policy, communications and many more!

Apply to these jobs through the Ongoing Student Recruitment Inventory. You will receive an email notification when you have been selected for a job opportunity.

Quick Tips

  • view/update your application at any time simply by logging in to your account!
  • high school students: What are you studying? choose areas that you’re interested in or will be pursuing at the post-secondary level
  • choose up to 3 locations where you want to work. The system matches your desired work location(s) or radius with job locations selected by hiring managers

Are you eligible?


Must be a full-time student* registered in a recognized institution**


Must be returning to full-time studies in the next academic year (as determined by the academic institution)


Meet the minimum age requirement in the province of work


* Proof of full-time student status will be required.

** high school, CEGEP, college and university


  • Preference is given to Canadian citizens who meet the job requirements

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There are also targeted jobs you can apply to right now:

Canadian Armed Forces Reservist Student Employment Opportunity – Fall 2018 (RSEO)

Discussion between two employees
  • Organization: Public Service Commission of Canada - Department of National Defence initiative
  • End date: November 1, 2018
  • Availability: Part-time

Virtual Force Student Analyst - Fall 2018

  • Organization: Department of National Defence
  • End date: September 27, 2018
  • Availability: Part-time

Student Guide Program in France – Winter/Spring 2019

  • Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
  • End date: September 20, 2018
  • Availability: Full-time

Student Border Services Officer (SBSO) - Summer 2019

  • Organization: Canada Border Services Agency
  • End date: January 2, 2019
  • Availability: Full-time (May to August 2019)
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