Youth and student employment

Information about job opportunities, rates of pay and hiring programs for students and recent graduates.


Research Affiliate Program

Provides post-secondary students with opportunities to conduct innovative research and gain experience with federal organizations.

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) helps match students with federal departments and agencies for temporary jobs.

Summer Work Experience Program

The Summer Work Experience program creates summer employment opportunities for secondary and post-secondary students, and provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills, gain valuable work experience and help finance their return to school.

Skills Link Program

The Skills Link program helps youth facing barriers obtain the knowledge and develop the broad range of skills and work experience they need to participate in the job market.

National Research Council Summer Employment program

The National Research Council Canada (NRC) Summer Employment Program provides post-secondary students with practical work experience in research and development, library sciences, communications and marketing.

National Research Council Co-op Program

The National Research Council Co-op Program offers work terms to post-secondary students so that they can acquire practical and professional work experience.


The Odyssey program provides full-time, paid positions for language assistants in rural or semi-urban areas that are generally outside the assistants' province or territory of permanent residence.

Career Focus Program

The Career Focus program offers youth a range of work experiences, learning and skill-building activities to help them choose careers and to encourage them to pursue advanced studies.

Youth Employment Strategy (YES)

Assists young Canadians aged 15-30 who were unemployed or underemployed prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment and to make a successful transition from school to work.

Canadian Coast Guard careers

Explore exciting and challenging job opportunities for youth and new grads. Discover fast-paced, satisfying careers on land and at sea.

Legal Excellence Program

The Legal Excellence Program provides employment opportunities to law students, articling law students, and junior lawyers and notaries.

Careers in finance and internal audit

Provides under-graduate students with opportunities to obtain full-time positions in Finance or in Internal Audit as they work towards a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.


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Federal Student Work Experience Program

Provides full-time students valuable, hands-on work experience related to their field of study and allows for a wealth of learning opportunities. Students obtain fair and equal access to job opportunities across the country.

Careers at ESDC/Service Canada

See what jobs are available at Employment and Social Development Canada/ Service Canada

See what jobs are available at Employment and Social Development Canada/ Service Canada

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