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 have a wide variety of cool jobs from coast to coast, varying from outdoor field work and research to office positions in administration, IT and finance, from work in trades to policy and communications and many more!

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

Did you know?

  • Managers in the federal public service have access to your CV!
  • They hire on average 7,000 students every year from the inventory!

Are you eligible?

  • Must be a full-time student registered in a recognized institution (high school, CEGEP, college, university, etc). Proof of full-time student status will be required.
  • Must be returning to full time studies in the next academic term
  • Meet the minimum age requirement in the province of work

Please note that we give preference to Canadian citizens; however, we welcome non-Canadians to apply.

What are you waiting for?

Three easy steps:

  1. Read the simplified ad
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Apply!

I want to work

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

Student guide-interpreter, Residence of the Governor General at Rideau Hall

  • Organization: Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
  • Closing date:  January 24, 2018
  • Work availability: Full-time (April 30 to September 3, 2018)
  • Number of jobs: 25
  • Location: Ottawa (Ontario)

Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Service Student Program

  • Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Canadian Coast Guard
  • End date: January 10, 2018
  • Work availability: Full-time (May to September 2018)
  • Number of jobs: Approximately 120 Crew Members & 42 Coxswains
  • Location: Dartmouth (NS), Québec (QC), Sarnia (ON), St. John’s (NL), Victoria (BC)   

Student Guide Program in France – Spring/Summer 2018

  • Organization: Veterans Affairs Canada
  • End date: January 15, 2018
  • Work availability: Full-time
  • Number of jobs: 18
  • Location: Northern France     

Great Lakes Area Summer Science Student Program

  • Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • End date: January 11, 2018
  • Work availability: Full-time (April 30 to August 31, 2018)
  • Number of jobs: 25 - 35
  • Location: Sault Ste. Marie (ON)      

Student Capital Information Officer and Tour Guide – Summer 2018

  • Organization: Canadian Heritage - Visitor Services
  • End date: January 9, 2018
  • Work availability: Full-time (April 30 to September 3, 2018)
  • Number of jobs: 25
  • Location: Ottawa (ON), Gatineau (QC)         

Student guide-interpreter, Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle

  • Organization: Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
  • End date: January 24, 2018
  • Work availability: Full-time (early May to September 3, 2018)
  • Number of jobs: 8
  • Location: Québec (QC)           

Student Border Services Officer (SBSO)

  • Organization: Canada Border Services Agency
  • End date: April 4, 2018
  • Work availability: Full-time (May to August 2018)
  • Number of jobs: Approximately 300
  • Location: Across Canada             

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