Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity

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What it is

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

Why do it

  • Kick-start a career that feeds your passion through diverse and exciting job opportunities
  • Explore meaningful work in areas and on issues that matter to you
  • Work in an office, outdoors or in a lab!
  • Benefit from support, training and mentoring from the moment you are hired
  • Be part of a respectful and inclusive work environment
  • Contribute fresh ideas and approaches to Canada’s current and future challenges
  • Gain skills and experience you need to work in the federal public service

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!

Who we are looking for

We are looking for Indigenous students* with various educational backgrounds and career interests:


Who are registered full-time in a recognized institution (high school, CEGEP, college and university)


Who are returning to full-time studies in the next academic year


Who meet the minimum age requirement in the province of work

* ‘Indigenous peoples' is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. Often, ‘Aboriginal peoples' is also used. The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: Indians (more commonly referred to as First Nations), Inuit and Métis. These are three distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

Application process

The application period ended on June 28, 2018, but will re-open in 2019.

Stay tuned and visit this page again to apply!

Are you an Indigenous student looking to work in the public service? Apply now to the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) Ongoing Recruitment Inventory.

For more information

For more information on the program or to add your name to the distribution list to find out when the inventory will re-open, contact our team at the Aboriginal Centre of Expertise.

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